GE Vernova’s Digital business has signed a multi-year Strategic Collaboration Agreement (SCA) with Amazon Web Services (AWS) designed to help industrial companies and utilities accelerate digital transformation using cloud-based Proficy® software solutions. The overarching goal of this collaboration is to provide comprehensive assistance to a wide spectrum of industrial entities, spanning from manufacturers to water/wastewater utilities. By doing so, the collaboration strives to achieve a reduction in operational costs and maintenance efforts, while simultaneously expediting the implementation and results of digital transformation endeavours.
In addition to helping lower deployment costs, these solutions can decrease maintenance resource overhead and increase performance with the latest features and newest software releases provided through the cloud infrastructure across an entire enterprise, including geographically dispersed locations. With cloud-based, managed industrial solutions, companies will no longer have to worry about patching the OS and supporting software; additionally, they can increase security through software managed at scale, including security updates.
“Managing this amount of data is costly,” said Bill Andrews, Technical Product Manager, GE Aerospace. “By moving from 32 distinct deployments to a single deployment of Proficy Historian on AWS, we can dramatically reduce management costs and downtime while improving value, scalability, and reliability.”
“The combination of proven OT software with cloud technology helps industrial companies improve their enterprise-wide operations and achieve the flexibility to deploy in a way that best suits their needs,” said Richard Kenedi, General Manager, Manufacturing and Digital Plant for GE Vernova’s Digital business. “By reducing the costs and human power needed to deploy and maintain software, any industrial organisation can implement an adaptable operations solution and gain the real-time optimisation to support digital transformation, continuous improvement, and lean initiatives.”
“The collaboration with GE Vernova’s Digital business can help customers make faster, data-driven decisions to address sustainability challenges by migrating to cloud,” said Rob McBay, Director of Strategic Industries at AWS. “Through this expanded collaboration, GE Vernova’s Digital business and AWS will help utilities and manufacturers improve efficiency, reduce waste, and achieve peak production.”
GE Vernova’s Digital business is putting data to work to accelerate a new era of energy. It delivers the platforms and intelligent applications necessary to accelerate electrification and decarbonisation across the energy ecosystem.