Storage Should Not Be an Afterthought in Industrial Design | Electronic Design
To support Industry 4.0’s evolution to a more connected world, storage must be front and center when designing industrial applications, because not all storage devices are alike.
The fourth wave of the Industrial Revolution, known as Industry 4.0, is ushering in new opportunities for “connected everything,” allowing companies to utilize networked data from sensors, monitors, robots, and other IoT devices to take advantage of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) for more efficient factories. Industry 4.0 has even given birth to completely “lights-out” factories, where minimal-to-no human interaction is needed. In some cases, robots even change batteries on other robots. Because of the desire for smart and automated everything, an entirely new ecosystem of technologies is emerging for industrial IoT (IIoT).