Critical Capabilities For Edge Computing In Industrial IoT Scenarios
Edge computing is one of the core components of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). It plays a critical role in accelerating the journey towards Industry 4.0. Large enterprises from manufacturing, transportation, oil and gas, and smart buildings are relying on edge computing platforms to implement the next generation of automation.
Edge computing in the context of IIoT brings compute closer to the origin of data. Without the edge computing layer, the data acquired from assets and sensors connected to the machines and devices will be sent to a remote data center or the public/private cloud. This may result in increased latency, poor data locality, and increased bandwidth costs.