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Nokia announced new platform capabilities and applications for its on-premise Mission Critical Industrial Edge (MXIE) computing solution. Enhancements will enable Nokia MXIE to host applications from different ecosystems, including legacy non-cloud native workloads, elevate operational technology (OT) network security and facilitate application development to advance enterprise digital transformation. 

Recent Analysys Mason research predicts growing interest among enterprises in implementing new private wireless Industry 4.0 use cases such as autonomous robots and augmented and virtual reality. This will grow the enterprise application market rapidly, with investments expected to be around $6 billion in 2030. 

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With MXIE, Nokia introduced an ecosystem-neutral approach, allowing enterprises to swiftly deploy edge innovations from the public cloud, industrial partner cloud and industrial independent software vendors (ISVs) onto MXIE to complete their digital transformation. As the growing ecosystem drives greater enterprise innovation, Nokia enhances MXIE with new capabilities and partner applications to accelerate this momentum.

The Nokia MXIE developer portal (MXIE depo) will facilitate application development, providing an enhanced developer experience and tools to enable faster and smoother application onboarding.

Nokia is expanding the capabilities of the platform by working with two new application partners:

  • Siemens MindConnect Software Agent on MXIE helps deliver seamless connectivity between industrial assets and systems. With support for multiple industrial data protocols and formats, Siemens MindConnect Software Agent simplifies the secure transfer of operational data to MindSphere, Siemens industrial IoT-as-a-service solution.
  • Zscaler Private Access™ brings zero trust security to MXIE to secure mission-critical edge workloads, OT and IIoT systems. Unlike VPN solutions, Zscaler Private Access™ minimizes the attack surface and risk of lateral threat movement by connecting users, sensors and devices only to the applications they need to do their work.

Stephan Litjens, vice president of enterprise solutions for Nokia, said, “Nokia is committed to simplifying industry digital transformation, allowing companies to access and use their operational technology to meet their productivity, efficiency, safety and sustainability goals. We have always subscribed to open innovation to allow developers to accelerate the growth of industry solutions. By extending our ecosystem, enterprises can focus on their core competencies while leveraging capabilities on the MXIE to simplify, secure and advance their digitalization journey.”  

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