As previously published in IoT Evolution
As more industrial organizations take their first cautious steps toward Internet of Things (IoT) implementations, they quickly learn the need for a new class of system: the IoT gateway. As with any new technology introduced into industrial environments, one question arises: Will there be risks?
An IoT gateway sits between systems at the edge and central control and management systems, often linked via the cloud. The gateway aggregates data from hundreds or thousands of sensors and other edge systems, performing translations of protocols and device management models. IoT gateways are progressing from simply providing this translational function into “intelligent” systems that offer higher-level control functions at the edge, and ultimately easing the burden on central management systems.
These IoT gateway systems can be adequate, however relying on them for business-critical use in your production environment could introduce a level of risk you’re not prepared for.
To learn how to get the benefit of IIoT gateways while managing the risk, read the full article on IoT Evolution