On-premises (Edge) – On-premises (Server) – Cloud
With edge integration, the data from the condition monitoring system is processed directly on the machine or system. Edge devices are able to process data in real-time and make decisions without relying on central servers or cloud resources. This can lead to faster response times and better network utilization. However, local data processing can limit scalability and result in higher hardware costs.
Local server integration makes it possible to process and store production data within the corporate network. This provides the benefit of better control over the data and reduces latency. However, there may be higher costs for IT infrastructure and ongoing operations, as well as the need for regular maintenance and updating of server systems.
Cloud integration provides a central platform for storing, processing, and analyzing machine data. This allows for high scalability, flexibility, and easy integration with other cloud-based services, such as machine learning or artificial intelligence. However, cloud integration can raise privacy and security concerns, and you may experience latency or dependencies on the internet connection.
Comparison – Pros and Cons of Integration Options
Each integration option for a condition monitoring system has its own advantages and disadvantages:
- Edge Integration: Advantages include faster response times and reduced network load, while the disadvantages are limited scalability and higher hardware costs.
- Local Server Integration: Advantages include better control over the data and lower latency, while the disadvantages are higher IT infrastructure costs and maintenance.
- Cloud Integration: Advantages are high scalability and flexibility, while the disadvantages are privacy and security concerns, as well as possible latency or dependencies on the internet connection.