And while the choice to use a public or private cloud is an important decision for any customer, the edge is where the journey with asset data begins. We are evolving our Predix Edge solution to make it easier than ever for customers to capture and process data in near real-time. Again, we listened to our customers and innovated around their challenges, increasing compute power while reducing footprint, providing the foundation to run applications at the edge and delivering a seamless connection between the edge and cloud when workloads require the additional horsepower.
But back to the concept of iteration that I started with. GE has been in the industrial software business for close to two decades, and GE Digital pulls that domain expertise through to our current products, regardless of where on the asset lifecycle our customers may need it. Another example: last month, we released iFIX 6.0, which is the latest update to our leading HMI/SCADA product. With more than 18,000 customers in 100+ countries, this is an important part of our portfolio, and for many customers, the point where they start their transformation.
Ultimately, these examples are just illustrations of the bigger point: GE Digital is one of the only IIoT innovators that can deliver a true edge-to-cloud portfolio. No more pilot purgatory – we’re delivering real, powerful solutions to customers, wherever they are on their journey. I invite you to take a look for yourself and begin your journey today.