Nokia Launches First Off-the-Shelf, Mission-Critical Industrial Edge
Nokia launched the industry’s first cloud-native, mission-critical industrial edge solution to allow enterprises to accelerate their operational technology (OT) digitalization initiatives and advance their journey to Industry 4.0. The new Nokia MX Industrial Edge is a scalable application and compute solution designed to meet the mission-critical digital transformation needs of asset-intensive industries such as manufacturing, energy, and transportation.
It combines compute, storage, wired/wireless networking, one-click industrial applications and automated management onto a unified, on-premise OT digital transformation platform. The solution will help enterprises tap into areas that require increased capabilities and performance at the network edge, ensuring tight integration with industrial systems and networking solutions. It works by combining compute, storage, wired and wireless networking, one click industrial applications and automated management on to a unified, on-premise digital transformation platform.
Nokia added that through adoption of the solution, enterprises would benefit from an on-premise cloud architecture that unifies edge requirements into an easy-to-use, deploy everywhere, as-a-service package, powered by the vendor’s Digital Automation Cloud. Perhaps another major selling point for enterprises could be Nokia’s claim that the solution removes complexity and economic hurdles associated with deployment, integration and life cycle management of compute applications and mission critical networking.