Enterprises today are adding intelligence to factories, warehouses, and other industrial environments to better compete in the global marketplace. These emerging edge use cases are helping drive improvements in asset utilization, equipment availability, and process efficiency. According to McKinsey, factories and other production environments have the potential to realize the biggest financial impact from the application of the Internet of Things (IoT). They predict the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), also known as Industry 4.0, will generate an economic value between $1.2 to $3.7 trillion by 2025.However, the conditions where computing is being deployed in these environments must be carefully considered when configuring the infrastructure that supports reliable operation of IT systems.
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