A new approach to harnessing manufacturing data
From the factory floor to the data center and the cloud
Exponential data growth is straining manufacturing IT. But those who can evolve their IT and embrace the influx can win big.
In 2017, manufacturers stored more data than any other sector
Where’s it all coming from?
Increasingly connected factory floors
Estimated 20 billion connected sensors and endpoints by 2020
6 requirements to evolve manufacturing IT
Fully connect the plant floor, control room, and board room.
Distribute compute power at the edge, fog, cloud, and data center to enable real-time insights and control.
Integrate data, apps, virtualization, and platforms; tear down silos.
Automatically identify anomalies and inconsistencies in data flow.
Prioritize traffic to provide data only to those who need it.
Deploy network-integrated, context-aware, intelligent security.
See the difference connected manufacturing can make
Traditional, non-virtualized environments require manual processes and limit scalability.View new model
Software-defined, hyperconverged systems deliver a simplified, adaptive solution with accelerated performance, independent scaling, and support for multiple hypervisors.View old model
Factory floor (OT)
Manual processes and rigid architecture makes it difficult to adapt to change. Isolation from the OT network lowers operational insight.View new model
The network converges with OT via IP-based standards, enabling automated, intelligent, and agile control over production.View old model
Primarily, only networking devices are deployed at the edge, providing little compute power for analytics and less visibility.View new model
New compute and analytics solutions enable edge devices to provide real-time actionable insights and make better, faster decisions with machines doing the work.View old model
Cloud resources are segmented from the ERP system, users, and other important applications, making them difficult to effectively leverage.View new model
Multi-cloud infrastructures support new initiatives and extend their boundaries and sphere of operations to manage infrastructure resources at any location and at any scale.View old model