The beginning of the Industrial Internet of Things was started with smart controllers, sensors, and devices connected on the factory machines, in remote field platforms or in medical equipment. In most cases, each of these “smart things” were capable of a single function, such as control functions, monitoring operations or reporting data. Each were connected via a network to the cloud, to communicate data or receive operating instructions. Now, with recent technical advances and workload consolidation technology, the industrial Internet of Things is advancing to a new phase. This new phase is relying less on the “cloud” or the data center and enabling more performance, functions and capabilities within the factory, in the field or even within the operating room.
In this webinar, attendees will:
- Explore what is driving the next phase of the Industrial Internet of Things
- Learn how workload consolidation with virtualization, blockchain and recent advances are allowing multiple applications and data analytics to be done on the “smart things” in the factory
- Discover how workload consolidation results in efficient performance, more industrial functions, future-proofing and quick responses to changing local operating or environmental conditions.