ABB and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) have inked a strategic global partnership that combines ABB Ability, the company’s digital solutions with HPE’s hybrid information technology solutions. The partnership will include co-innovation and co-development, as well as joint go to market and service, say the companies.

ABB and HPE will deliver joint industry solutions that merge operations technology (OT) and information technology (IT) to turn industrial data into insights and automatic action, combining cloud platforms like Microsoft Azure with IT systems running in corporate data centers and at the edge of the network, according to a statement from the companies.

ABB Ability is an unified, cross-industry digital capability from ABB, extending from device to edge to cloud, with devices, systems, solutions, services and a platform.

ABB has an installed base of 70 million connected devices, with 70,000 digital control systems and 6,000 enterprise software solutions, according to the company.

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