The IIRA is a formal overview of systems architecture from a high-level perspective. It covers everything from business goals to system interoperability. For now, let’s concentrate on how this applies to data connectivity.
Submitted by Alan Earls on Tue, 08/25/2015 - 15:48
At one time, Allen-Bradley, now an important brand within Rockwell Automation, had a first-rate orchestra and chorus. This historical tidbit ties in rather nicely with Rockwell’s leadership in the IIoT arena.
One of the daunting challenges in developing autonomous vehicles involves the centralizing of computing architectures - developers of self-driving technology must find ways to create a single brain that does many things.
Can predicted Internet of Things (IoT) high market growth levels be justified when for many years islands-of-automation and domain-specific integrated systems have already provided valuable tactical OT and IT solutions for enterprises?
New IIoT software platforms are needed to connect and leverage applications running on edge-devices, gateways, enterprise servers, cloud services and mobiles to maximize the business value-add of Enterprise IoT.
Every industrial network is a work in progress. When new data networking capabilities like IoT technology comes along we layer them on top of our existing networks, continuing to improve and enhance them as we go.
Enterprise/Industrial IoT (IIoT) systems with global scale, legacy sub-systems, cloud services, connected edge-devices, and OT/IT alignment present a new challenge in terms of interoperability, end-to-end performance and security. How will they be delivered?
M2M and SCADA are relatively narrow, tactical applications compared to the potential of the Industrial IoT. It’s all about the potential to extract valuable insights from data in ways never before possible.