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MOSA.ic for available in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace

22nd April 2021
Alex Lynn

Lynx Software Technologies has announced that its MOSA.ic for Industrial product is available in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. LYNX MOSA.ic for Industrial deploys Azure services on edge computing servers/gateways to securely manage real-time equipment in industrial settings such as manufacturing plant floors, logistics warehouses and smart cities across the US.

Lynx recognised that many industrial companies want to extend cloud computing technology as close to endpoints as possible to benefit from insights from data being collected in operational technology (OT) networks, cheaper compute, access to apps, and more. But merging IT and OT networks in demanding industrial environments – where robots often work closely alongside humans – has previously brought challenges of guaranteeing real-time (less than one millisecond) performance and meeting security demands.

“With the availability of LYNX MOSA.ic for Industrial in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, we’re providing a bridge between the IT and OT worlds so software implementations and functionality can be safely and securely sent into challenging, mission critical industrial environments without compromising on performance,” said Pavan Singh, Vice President of Product Management, Lynx Software Technologies. “This marks an important step in our growing industrial ecosystem.”

The LYNX MOSA.ic for Industrial platform enables a diverse set of analytics, artificial intelligence and update capabilities to be extended into these mission critical, deterministic environments by providing seamless connectivity to the wired and wireless networks that are used in industrial environments, delivering real-time responses to events and ensuring those critical applications run reliably and safely despite any other applications that could be operating on the server/gateway hardware.

End customer benefits include:

  • An ability to migrate certain functions from hardware implementations to software, increasing plant management and support of new functionality.
  • Dramatic hardware cost, power and footprint savings through consolidation of functionality onto single compute platforms.
  • Increased immunity to cyberattack from the reduction of the attack surface and unique isolation architecture.

“Through Microsoft Azure Marketplace, customers around the world can easily find, buy, and deploy partner solutions they can trust, all certified and optimised to run on Azure,” said Jake Zborowski, General Manager, Microsoft Azure Platform at Microsoft Corp. “We’re happy to welcome Lynx Software Technologies’ solution to the growing Azure Marketplace ecosystem.”

This latest collaboration builds upon Lynx’s growing technology partner ecosystem to accelerate the realisation of Mission Critical Edge for industrial applications. Other recent news includes a partnership with Eurotech.

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