Edge Computing in the new OT Ecosystem
Until recently overshadowed by the cloud, edge computing is becoming a disruptive technology especially in operational technology.
Both cloud and edge computing have their place in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) environment, but the new realization is that the edge offers a number of capabilities and advantages that make it a key differentiator in the Operational Technology (OT) ecosystem of today.
This study builds on LNS Research’s 2018 report: Enabling an Operational Architecture for Applications and Analytics.
Perhaps no other disruptive technology comes in so many different sizes and formats with its metamorphic ability to complement or replace existing hardware, or constitute an entirely new system, as well as support new capabilities, such as analytics at the edge.
Download this ebook to understand the evolution of edge computing, where it came from, and where it is going – including illustrative case studies in the process, hybrid/batch, OEM, and discrete industries. It also offers recommendations on selection criteria and guidelines on applications, with expected benefits.