Nokia announced plans to integrate Microsoft Azure Arc capabilities into its Nokia MX Industrial Edge (MXIE) platform. This integration will unlock Nokia’s potential of mission-critical applications for Industry 4.0 use cases. In addition, Nokia MXIE and private wireless solution customers will have seamless access to the full Azure ecosystem offering on MXIE.
Stephan Litjens, Vice President, Nokia Enterprise Solutions, said: “We have built a leadership position with our private wireless networks solution and MX Industrial Edge platform in large part by working with our valued partners. Our extended collaboration with Microsoft will enable and enhance the performance of Industry 4.0 mission critical applications allowing our customers to tap into Microsoft Azure Arc in the cloud and on the customer premise’s edge.”
“Nokia is an established leader in fully integrated industrial edge and private wireless solutions to provide features and automated management tools that accelerate OT digitalization. With Microsoft Azure Arc, a wide ecosystem of applications, and our long standing work with Nokia, we can provide AI-powered insights and identify solutions to workflow issues for mission critical Industry 4.0 applications running at the edge.”
Keith Sutton, CTO, Telco Service Line at Microsoft
Industries such as automotive, energy, manufacturing, logistics and government will benefit from the partnership. Customers can run applications in the traditional cloud and directly on their premises. The collaboration between the two companies will increase worker safety through AI and automation. It will decrease the backhaul with local data processing.
Nokia has deployed mission-critical networks to more than 2,200 leading enterprise customers in the transport, large enterprise, energy, manufacturing, webscale and public sector segment across the globe. It has experience with more than 450 large private wireless customers worldwide. Numerous industry experts have acknowledged it as a leading provider of private wireless networking worldwide.