Report 17 Mar 2023

Expert View: The cloud is a perfect add-on to the OT edge, not a replacement – the future is hybrid (edge & cloud) for a good reason

There are many good reasons why the cloud is eating the IT world, but for equally good reasons, it will not eat the operations-related IT core of the OT world. Dealing with IT-related peaks is not a key challenge for manufacturing operations, cloud-related latency issues will not go away, and automated software updates can cause disruption and failure in manufacturing operations.