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Industrial IoT Cloud Services

Industrial IoT Cloud Services: Get More Control Flexibility For Less

IIoT manufacturing processes require a lot of data and significant computing power to become smarter and more effective.

Unfortunately, to host this capability on-premise is expensive — requiring scores of servers and computers. This does not even account for the time and complications involved in moving data around as needed, and the constant upgrades or updates required to manage such robust systems effectively. That’s why cloud service solutions are ideal for IIoT applications. 

Leading cloud services companies such as Microsoft, Google and AWS (Amazon Web Services) can remotely store your smart factory’s data as well as provide the computing power to drive your company’s IIoT operations. Customers pay an annual or monthly cloud service fee that’s based on how much data you store and how much computing power you require. 

Since IoT cloud services can be scaled based on the process, or by how much data is collected, cloud services are easily scalable to meet the needs of any application you have. Along with data storage, you’ll have easy access to analytics, web dashboards and controls with limited to no latency.

Much like the transition from separate systems to IIoT capable, choosing to use IIoT cloud services is a spectrum as well. The compute and storage capabilities can be solely hosted on the cloud or a combination of on-premise computers and servers along with some cloud-based services. This gives you options to determine what solution is best for your operations. For instance, whether you have problems sending data to the cloud, or have other production limitations.

Combine IIoT smart devices and cloud services for control, speed, flexibility

When you integrate IIoT capable smart devices and a variety of cloud services, you can easily make changes to your control strategy and deal with problems adeptly.  Additionally, a separate system — where smart sensors at the edge aren’t directly connected — allows you to make changes on the fly. By using a cloud service as the computer power for analytics and data storage, large amounts of data can be easily analyzed and problems quickly solved.

IoT Cloud services: only pay for what you need

When you integrate IIoT capable smart devices and a variety of cloud services, you can easily make changes to your control strategy and deal with problems adeptly.  Additionally, a separate system — where smart sensors at the edge aren’t directly connected — allows you to make changes on the fly. By using a cloud service as the computer power for analytics and data storage, large amounts of data can be easily analyzed and problems quickly solved.

But when you pair cloud services with other IIoT solutions you have a well-rounded system. By selecting a nimble and malleable cloud service, you only pay for the power and data storage you need. Cloud services are resizable, almost always available, and allow for any size data cache to be manipulated, moved, resized, aggregated, and analyzed. Moreover, you can also use your older sensors and transducers with cloud services. This makes implementing IoT cloud services simple and effective.

As industrial systems integrators, we often get asked if you can use on-premise computers to achieve the same IIoT analytics-based savings? In most cases, the answer is yes, as long as your data center has adequate capacity and power.

 

Cloud services are resizable, almost always available, and allow for any size data cache to be manipulated, moved, resized, aggregated, and analyzed.

Helping you with IoT cloud services consulting

For most IIoT operations, cloud services are ideal for providing infinite data storage capabilities along with the computing power to drive mission-critical functions. Results Engineering can help you with cloud services consulting to define your performance requirements and source everything you need from the industry’s leading cloud providers. 

IoT cloud services can be tailored to meet your company’s specific needs along with the flexibility to grow or contract as your engineering requirements change—even on a daily basis. At the same time, cloud services allow you to redirect capital expenses toward improving factory productivity and quality.

 

    Common Industrial IoT Cloud Service Questions

    How do I access these cloud services in my manufacturing setting?

    Results Engineering will work with you to bring your manufacturing floor into the future.  We help make the changes necessary to make your current setup communicate with the cloud, so you can enjoy the speed and power of cloud solutions.  

     

    Can I still use my on-premises computers and achieve the same IIoT analytics-based savings?

    Generally, yes. Most IIoT integration happens in the cloud, so as long as your existing devices can communicate you are able to continue using your own on-premise computers and equipment.

     

    Can I use my old sensors and transducers with these cloud services?

    Whenever possible. Sometimes an upgrade is required to properly communicate, but we will always work to save you costs by using existing equipment when possible.

     

     

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