Inductive Automation’s Ignition Users Can Run AWS Infrastructure and Services On-Premises

Amazon has made some interesting moves in the manufacturing space lately. Many companies are porting their software to run on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Then in December Amazon touted its Monitron, Panorama, and Lookout at its developer conference. We can only imagine what sort of impact this company will have in the Industrial Internet of Things and Digital Transformation markets. 

Especially when it entices established partners such as Inductive Automation. This week’s announcement I believe is just an initial announcement. I perceive much more potential for the two companies to work together. But then, I always see potential outcomes. This one should pay off in the future. Keep an eye out.

Inductive Automation announced January 20 that it has achieved the AWS Outposts Ready designation, part of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Service Ready Program. This designation recognizes that Inductive Automation has demonstrated successful integration with AWS Outposts deployments. AWS Outposts is a fully managed service that extends AWS infrastructure, AWS services, APIs, and tools to virtually any datacenter, co-location space, or on-premises facility for a truly consistent hybrid experience. 

Inductive Automation is a fast-growing industrial automation software company. Its key product, Ignition by Inductive Automation®, is used in a wide variety of industries, in more than 100 countries. Ignition is an industrial application platform with fully integrated tools for building solutions in human-machine interface (HMI), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), manufacturing execution systems (MES), and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

Achieving the AWS Outposts Ready designation differentiates Inductive Automation as an AWS Partner Network (APN) member with a product fully tested on AWS Outposts. AWS Outposts Ready products are generally available and supported for AWS customers, with clear deployment documentation for AWS Outposts. AWS Service Ready Partners have demonstrated success building products integrated with AWS services, helping AWS customers evaluate and use their technology productively, at scale and varying levels of complexity. 

“Customers are looking for ways to make their production plants run more efficiently using sensors and machine learning,” said Joshua Burgin, general manager of AWS Outposts, Amazon Web Services, Inc. “We are delighted to welcome Inductive Automation to the AWS Outposts Ready Program. Inductive Automation can help these customers modernize their plant operations using cloud services and do it with the low latency these customers need, by running Ignition on AWS Outposts at the plant location.”

“We’re very proud to achieve AWS Service Ready status,” said Travis Cox, co-director of sales engineering for Inductive Automation. “We’re ready to help organizations achieve their technology goals by leveraging the agility, breadth of services, and constant innovation from AWS.”

To support the seamless integration and deployment of AWS Outposts Ready solutions, AWS established the AWS Outposts Ready Program to help customers identify products integrated with AWS Outposts and spend less time evaluating new tools, and more time scaling their use of products that are integrated with AWS Outpost deployments.

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