Ensure you have the proper infrastructure to support your Industrial IoT use case.
Before you begin, complete these steps:
Determining what kind of hardware end users will need to interact with your ThingWorx applications will ensure you design the proper infrastructure to support them.
When choosing hardware for end users, you should consider:
Your architecture plan should specify what systems you need, how they should be configured, and what size those systems need to be to run your IIoT applications.
It’s important to know if your organization plans to expand this use case into other factories, create more applications to support additional use cases, or connect additional data sources in the future. Design your infrastructure to meet those needs from the beginning. Designing an architecture that can support these things will take more time initially but make it easier to expand capabilities later.
When defining your architecture plan, you should consider:
Document your final decisions and share them across the project team for execution. This document should outline the components you need, how they relate to each other, and where they need to be located.
Once you’ve completed your architecture plan, compare it to what exists today. Take note of what you’ll need to purchase and what things need to change in order to get you there.
If your architecture plan requires additional hardware, it’s important to start sourcing that hardware right away—especially if the procurement process at your organization requires multiple approvals.
In addition to the recommended resources named above, PTC offers Success Services that fit seamlessly into your Success Path, making it even easier to reach your desired business outcome.Success Service
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