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Rittal and ABB enhance global partnership

Move made to drive digitalization in industrial applications


Rittal has deepened it global strategic partnership with ABB to provide edge data centre solutions for industrial organizations. Headquartered in Herborn Germany, Rittal’s collaboration with ABB on secure edge data centres continues to grow.

Rittal SEDC unit

The strategic partnership covers various solutions and services including those for uninterruptible power supply (UPS), secure edge data centre solutions with fire protection, edge data centres for OEM manufacturers, scalable modular data centers as well as new power container solutions.

These prefabricated and resilient data centre solutions – such as the recently launched Secure Edge Data Center (SEDC) with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) – are purpose-built for harsh industrial environments to help digitalize operations, which will allow customers to run enterprise-grade IT in close proximity to their operational technology environments, machines and equipment to enable low-latency, secure and reliable digital processes.

Deliver a resilient secure edge data centre solution

“We are excited to extend our partnership with ABB and HPE to deliver a cost-effective and resilient secure edge data centre solution that can operate in harsh, uncontrolled environments where IT applications were not originally intended to operate,” said Mike Freund, managing director for the U.S. at Rittal. “This partnership allows customers to roll in a complete data centre solution that can easily scale in size or be replicated globally for a consistent user experience.”

Rittal Urbana Campus

As a global organization, Rittal prides itself on its progressive approach to engineering. Rittal North America’s manufacturing centre of excellence facility in Urbana, Ohio, consists of more than a half-million square feet of space to ensure that customers’ production and stocking requirements are fully met.

Leveraging the joint global network of sales, engineering and service teams of both companies ABB and Rittal focus on the conception and development of modern data centres and edge computing.