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Extending Enterprise to the Edge
Published on 05/30/2017 | Technology
There is a lot of hype around the Internet of Things (IoT), especially with so many solution providers claiming to have end-to-end solutions. But when end users take a closer look at these solutions, there are often missing pieces. Shortcomings are common in the realms of device connectivity, manageability, scalability, and security issues, as well as analytics and integration with business applications—especially for industrial companies that employ a variety of networks and device types in their facilities.
This comes as no surprise to end users surveyed by Frost & Sullivan, who reported that legacy system integration and lack of standardization are two of the top four apprehen- sions for companies seeking to digitize their operational facilities per Industry 4.0.
As respective leaders in information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT), Oracle® and Wind River® have a vested stake in bridging the IT/OT divide. The two companies have collaborated to deliver an end-to-end platform that provides a secure communications path from edge to cloud. The solution enables industrial companies to spend less time managing device connectivity, manageability, and security, and more time extracting valuable insights from their data.
This white paper describes the key processes and software components of an end-to-end solution by going under the hood of the one developed by Wind River and Oracle. This joint solution is driving digital transformation by overcoming connectivity issues with the end goal of alleviating the burden on IT and OT personnel. These components range from small, low-power microcontrollers using free software platforms to high-end data analytics platforms using dynamic application insertion strategies like Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). Strategies for provisioning, managing, and decommissioning cloud- connected devices will also be discussed.
You can read and download the full report on Wind River here