- ISG analysts believe there is high-potential market demand for Rittal’s edge computing offering
- Award is further confirmation that Rittal is set to be a key edge computing player in the coming years
- Rittal boasts a broad portfolio of edge computing solutions, developed in association with partners such as ABB, Atos, Hitachi, HPE and Siemens
Rittal has received the Rising Star award in the edge computing category from the Information Services Group (ISG), one of the world’s leading IT market research and consulting organisations. The official prize-giving ceremony took place within the scope of the ISG Provider Lens Awards 2019 in the Golf Yards Lounge in Berlin.
The Rising Star award is granted to vendors who have made highly significant progress in terms of solution development in the last twelve months. According to ISG, Rittal’s edge portfolio has great future potential and the management possesses an excellent understanding of local markets. Moreover, ISG analysed the product roadmap and identified a clear focus on market trends and customer imperatives. The Rising Star award also reflects a belief that Rittal is expected to be named a leader by ISG’s market analysis in the next one to two years, with a position within the leader quadrant.
An ever-growing product offering
Through its own development work and global partnerships, Rittal has continuously expanded its edge computing portfolio. Its solutions include the Edge Data Center (EDC) for the rapid implementation of distributed edge computing infrastructure, featuring highly efficient cooling, and the Micro Data Center (MDC), a modular safe for the deployment of edge data centres in harsh environments. The Industrial Edge Data Center (IEDC) is a joint offering from Atos, Rittal and Siemens that is ideal for state-of-the-art industrial scenarios and for real-time processing of Internet of Things (IoT) data. The Security Edge Data Center (SEDC) is a robustly protected solution developed in collaboration with HPE and ABB. This is a completely preconfigured, turnkey solution that can be deployed at extremely short notice.
Rittal quick to recognise potential
ISG believes Rittal’s standout strengths are its extensive experience of data centre development and its innovative product range. Rittal was quick to identify the potential of edge computing for the Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things market. In association with its sister company Innovo Cloud, Rittal today offers a comprehensive solution portfolio, including managed and cloud services.
Edge data centres of ever greater importance
Edge data centres enable the low-latency, real-time processing of data at the site where they are generated. This might be data captured by machine-control sensors, vehicle tracking systems or connected devices in a smart city. Moreover, cloud connectivity is crucial to the deployment of edge systems – as only downstream data centres have the IT resources required for compute-intensive data analytics, e.g. on the scale necessary for machine learning and predictive maintenance. The results of these analyses are, in turn, applied via the edge data centres e.g. to enhance production.
Rittal, headquartered in Herborn, Germany, is a leading global provider of solutions for industrial enclosures, power distribution, climate control and IT infrastructure, as well as software and services. Systems made by Rittal are deployed in over 90 per cent of all industries across the world, including machine building and plant engineering, food and beverages, and IT and telecommunications.
The international market leader’s product portfolio includes configurable enclosures, with data available across the entire production process. Smart Rittal cooling systems, with up to 75 per cent lower power and CO2 consumption, can communicate with the production landscape, enabling predictive maintenance and servicing. The offering also includes innovative IT products, from IT racks and modular data centres, to edge and hyperscale computing solutions.
Leading software providers Eplan and Cideon support the value chain, providing interdisciplinary engineering solutions, while Rittal Automation Systems offers solutions for switchgear. Within Germany, Rittal can supply products on demand within 24 hours – with precision, flexibility and efficiency.
Founded in 1961, Rittal is the largest company in the owner-operated Friedhelm Loh Group. The Friedhelm Loh Group is active worldwide, with 18 production sites and 80 international subsidiaries. It has approximately 12,000 employees and posted revenues of €2.6 billion in fiscal 2018. In 2018, the family-run business was named one of Germany’s leading employers by the Top Employers Institute, for the tenth year running. Within the scope of a Germany-wide survey, Focus Money magazine identified the Friedhelm Loh Group as one of the nation’s best providers of vocational training for the third time in 2018.
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