The Edge Computing Trend Report eBook - Now Available for Download
Stratus Technologies worked in conjunction with CFE Media to come up an Edge Computing Trend Report, the first in a global research series on the state of edge computing.
We surveyed 300 process, plant and production engineers, system integrators (SIs) and operational technology (OT) professionals across various industries in North America and the research revealed a lot of interesting information. Here are a few tidbits:
Device failure detection (63%) is considered the most valuable use case for edge computing, followed by advanced process controls (58%), asset performance (48%) and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA)/human-machine interface (HMI) (40%).
51% of respondents position themselves as either early adopters or early actors. Conversely, only 38% position themselves as conservative, taking a “wait-and-see” approach to edge.
The most important requirements to these end users when selecting an edge computing supplier are self-monitoring capabilities (50%), built-in security features (41%), high availability (39%), easy installation (38%) and support for a wide range of applications (34%).
“These findings provide additional validation of end users’ needs when it comes to converting plans to pilots, rollouts and implementations. Not surprisingly, there is a significant opportunity at the edge for vendors, such as Stratus, who are bringing OT-specific solutions to market that offer integrated security, can eliminate unplanned downtime and can be installed easily without burdening IT resources who are in short supply in plant environments.”
- Craig Resnick, Vice President, Consulting at ARC Advisory Group.
The Edge Computing Trend Report featuring Americas adoption data, the Stratus Edge Computing Maturity Model, the Edge Computing Self-Assessment, and how-to articles are now available online at Stratus.com.