Hitachi Vantara expands collaboration to offer Lumada industrial solutions on AWS
Hitachi Vantara, the digital infrastructure and solutions subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., has its expanded strategic collaboration agreement (SCA) with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to offer Lumada industrial solutions on the AWS cloud platform.
Hitachi Vantara and AWS will expand the portfolio of Lumada digital solutions available to customers on AWS, extend joint go to market to offer customers an end-to-end experience, and co-innovate to develop new Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The SCA enables the combination of Hitachi Vantara’s expertise in operational technology (OT) and IT, and its industrial software application portfolio, with IoT functionality from AWS, spanning from the edge to the cloud.
According to Hitachi Vantara, industrial customers need actionable insights to improve safety, streamline operations, increase efficiencies, reduce costs, and improve profitability in running their industrial operations. They can obtain these insights by deploying industrial IoT solutions that pull data from their assets, operations applications, and business systems, migrate the data to a structured data store at the edge and in the cloud, and interpret the data using analytics. However, these deployments can be expensive and time-consuming, requiring specialized OT-IT system integration expertise, customer domain knowledge, and technology skills such as edge computing, AI, machine learning, and data management.
Hitachi’s Lumada solutions detect, collect and organize data, then run sophisticated data analytics for customers in manufacturing, transportation and energy that manage industrial operations such as plant floors, power networks, train systems and mining sites.
This is the technology foundation for Hitachi Vantara’s industry practice model—the first of which is focused on manufacturing—employing a five-stage approach based on the customer journey: building an intelligent manufacturing 4.0 roadmap, prioritizing value across key areas of safety, quality, production, supply chain & maintenance, deploying organization-wide to reap the benefits of people, processes, and systems, testing if the concept drives value and, finally, adopting a digital-first approach and accelerate continuous improvement.
“Our expanded collaboration with AWS will enable customers to accelerate their Industry 4.0 journey with a highly scalable and agile deployment of our turnkey Lumada Manufacturing Insights solution,” said Siddharth Verma, general manager, Global Manufacturing Practice, Hitachi Vantara. “For customers in the manufacturing, transportation, and energy industries, we are digitizing operations to help them modernize their businesses. Combining the industrial IoT capabilities of Lumada with AWS services, we can offer new edge to cloud options to help these clients embrace the future of digital.”
For more details, go to www.hitachivantara.com/go/aws-cloud.