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Invensys in alliance with Microsoft to accelerate Windows Azure development

Invensys Operations Management announced an alliance with Microsoft for migrating Invensys MES, OMS, Historian and SCADA applications to the Windows Azure cloud.

By bringing together industrial thought and technology leaders, the alliance expands the company’s continuing relationship with Microsoft and will afford end users cloud-based offerings in the mining, oil & gas and power generation operations space.

"As Microsoft’s Alliance ISV Industry Partner of the Year in 2011, we are excited to enter into this alliance, which  further defines our global position as a leading provider of operations and automation solutions that help optimise operations and management in real time,” said Ravi Gopinath (pictured alongside), President, Invensys Operations Management’s software business.

“Working with Microsoft reinforces the strategic alignment between our two companies, with a mutual goal of using Windows Azure technology to bring leading-edge cloud solutions to the industrial market.

"By offering cloud-based variants of our existing Historian and business operations management solutions, we can help our customers lower costs, reduce systems complexity and cut hardware and software investments, while creating a stable and secure high-performance environment for more agile operations management.”

The benefit of a cloud- based operations management solutions lies in the availability of real-time operations information and reports, from globally dispersed locations, in the exact format required. This information can be viewed on any device from a laptop to a smartphone or tablet based device.

Within the alliance, Microsoft will also help Invensys accelerate the development of its new Wonderware Historian and Workflow applications to enable them to run on the Windows Azure cloud. 

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