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Benefits of edge computing platforms for food processing equipment manufacturers

The modern food processing industry is under pressure to digitize its production. This whitepaper shows how a company in this industry is dealing with the challenge.

Food processing machines often include multiple industrial PCs that run business-relevant functions, e.g. for production monitoring. However, the manufacturer’s end customers may have different requirements in terms of functions and/or use different operating systems. Machine manufacturers need to accommodate their customers’ needs and ensure reliable access for their own service personnel by creating a flexible and efficient IT infrastructure environment.

In the state-of-the-art "Infrastructure as Code (IaC)" approach, infrastructure is built and managed as software using a combination of cloud and edge technologies. This enables multiple applications (virtualized hardware and software) to be run side-by-side on one hardware (e.g. an industrial PC). Nerve can be used to migrate several industrial PCs with different functions and/or operating systems as well as legacy software onto a new hardware as virtual machines and Docker containers and manage them remotely from the cloud.

Download our technical whitepaper to find out how our edge computing platform Nerve can help your company bridge the gap between OT and IT. Our use case also shows the potential cost savings that can be achieved by hardware virtualization – both immediately and in the medium term.

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