ZEDEDA partners with PTC to scale industrial IoT solution deployments at the edge

ZEDEDA announced it joined the PTC Partner Network as part of the ThingWorx Ready program.


The PTC ThingWorx Ready program enables technology companies to validate their products’ interoperability with the ThingWorx IIoT platform. A ThingWorx Ready designation makes a product available on the PTC Marketplace, where PTC partners and customers can access and promote IIoT tools, market-ready solutions and innovative technologies designed to aid solution deployments.

ZEDEDA’s cloud-based Edge Orchestration solution simplifies the deployment, management and security of IIoT solutions at scale, extending the value of PTC’s ThingWorx IIoT platform. With this solution, companies can securely scale their IIoT and edge computing solutions using PTC and partner software, choice of edge hardware and any preferred on-premise or cloud backend.

They can do so while consolidating new software innovations alongside existing legacy applications and without requiring specialized IT skills in the field. ZEDEDA’s support for applications deployed in virtual machines in addition to Docker containers enables operators to consolidate workloads by running existing Windows-based apps (e.g., PTC’s ThingWorx Kepware Server, SCADA, HMI, historian) alongside new applications (e.g., AI/ML) in containers.

ZEDEDA has architected its solution to meet the security, safety, uptime and usability needs of both OT and IT organizations, enabling them to focus on driving business outcomes. It is optimized to address the unique requirements for deploying computing at the distributed edge — outside of secure data centers, both on-premises and in the field.

“We’re excited to be partnering with PTC as the leading IIoT platform provider,” said ZEDEDA founder and CEO Said Ouissal. “Our mutual relationship with Microsoft makes it an even more natural fit. Customers want to move processing power and analytics to the edge of the network where the data is collected and connected.”

“ZEDEDA’s subscription-based model is well-aligned with PTC’s priority to deliver new SaaS solutions to our customers,” said Joe Biron, IoT GM and CTO, PTC. “We look forward to the collaboration.”

“We’re pleased to welcome ZEDEDA to the ThingWorx Ready program,” said Jonathan Kateman, senior vice president, Strategic Alliances at PTC. “Our network of technology partners allows us to offer our customers and partners innovative resources that add value to their IIoT solutions and accelerate time to business value.”

Built on an open foundation

The solution leverages the open-source EVE-OS from the Linux Foundation’s LF Edge organization to provide an open, flexible and secure foundation while abstracting the complexity of the diverse hardware, connectivity and software at the distributed edge and mitigating vendor lock-in. The solution is horizontal, but focus markets include manufacturing, energy, retail and healthcare.

ZEDEDA’s orchestration solution benefits automation providers, machine builders and end-users in a variety of ways. A flexible infrastructure foundation provides a simple and consistent experience when deploying edge applications for any use case such as OEE, predictive maintenance, quality control and logistics.

Security fFrom Silicon to cloud

The built-in Zero Trust security model protects assets on the shop floor and enables users to segment layered OT control networks from IT systems with distributed firewall capability. The overall solution operates autonomously for maximum uptime, regardless of backend connectivity. Teams can schedule software updates remotely, outside of production windows.

Combined with PTC’s broad application portfolio and domain expertise, these features provide customers with a robust platform to develop and scale secure IIoT solutions and increasingly deliver them with a SaaS model.

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