CORE: In the core (private and public cloud), the data forwarded via the edge nodes and aggregated from various sources is stored, processed and made available centrally. This creates the highest possible level of agility, scalability and response speed.
EDGE: Edge nodes or edge gateways serve as nodes between the IoT devices and the core. There, the data generated by the IoT devices is analyzed intelligently in advance and in real time (edge analytics) and filtered – so that only the most relevant data migrates to the core, i.e., to the private or public cloud. This significantly reduces the volume of data at the edge. Furthermore, analyses and local applications such as a machine dashboard can be operated at the edge.
DATA SOURCES: The number of possible data sources is increasing, primarily due to the growing number of networked devices (IoT). For example, IoT devices such as sensors, mobile devices, machines or even barcode scanners produce data continuously and sometimes in real time – which is often business-critical and therefore particularly worth protecting. For example, sensors measure environmental values such as speed, rotation, force, light, position, climate or acoustics. New sensors can be attached to existing machines, for example, so that it is not necessary to purchase new machines (retrofitting).