A recent ARC study research showed that more than 50% of the
industry respondents would not want to use a cloud-based structure to deploy real-time analytics, and instead look to deploy a simplified edge infrastructure. But what is driving this decision making and what are the benefits of the industrial edge?
Is it now time to focus on the Edge?
The promise of edge computing in industrial environments means getting the right device data in near real-time to drive better decisions, and control industrial processes. For this to work, it means that the edge device, its embedded software, servers, gateways and cloud infrastructure must all be up-and-running all the time.
In order to take advantage of the benefits that the industrial edge offers, a number of questions first need to be
- Who is already operating this way already?
- What triggers upgrades in the plant?
- How long does it take to get a secure and reliable distributed control and analytics system?
- Which companies are leveraging the Edge for IIoT use cases today?
How are companies planning investments and prioritizing requirements?To respond to these questions, ARC Advisory Group, a leading technology research and advisory firm for industry and infrastructure, spoke with 300 end users across the globe to gauge the current and future state of this trend.
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