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Is now time to really focus on the Edge?

NEW Market Report answers that question and more.

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Given the hype around IIoT, ARC Advisory Group, the leading technology research and advisory firm for industry and infrastructure, asks if it is time to really focus on the Edge.

The promise of edge computing in industrial environments means getting the right device data in near real-time to drive better decisions, and maybe even control industrial processes. For this to work, it means that the edge device, its embedded software, edge servers, the gateways and cloud infrastructure must all be up-and-running correctly all the time.

Who is operating this way already? What triggers upgrades in the plant? How long does it take to get a secure and reliable distributed control and analytics system? Which companies are leveraging the Edge for IIoT use cases today? How are companies planning investments and prioritizing requirements? This is what ARC asked a group of more than 300 end users across the globe to gauge the current and future state of the market.

I have 10 stratus clusters running with VM’s used for process-control. The installation and maintenance is easy. Also, to repair a cluster when 1 server is down is easy to perform. So for 24/7 performance it is a very good solution.

Olaf MeisIA Manager, Bavaria

If I had to give three words to describe our Stratus experience, it would be reliability, configurability and sustainability.

Steve AdamsLead Automation Electrical Engineer, Columbia Pipeline Group

Stratus is very professional and competent company. Stratus employees that I’ve engaged with are very knowledgeable about the products and technologies as well as offering advice on any issues that I may have regarding them.

IT Systems AnalystSmall business food company

Our implementation of everRun software has provided a very stable system. It has kept critical systems fully functional when other solutions would have failed.

Rick PearsonDepartmental Systems Administrator, McCarran International Airport

Every aspect of the ftServer platform—hardware, software, and service—is designed to prevent unplanned downtime,so we can rest assured that critical Nakano Sunplaza applications are always available. We gained all the advantages of fault-tolerant availability without the need for failover scripting, repeated test procedures or any extra effort to make applications cluster aware.

Mr. Masashi Miyauchi General Affairs Division, Nakano Sunplaza’s Administrative Head Office

The line stops when the server stops, so reliability is absolutely required for the server.

Mr. Kazunari FukasawaManager, Information Systems Planning, Isuzu Motors Limited