Cloud and Edge Computing Complement Each Other

Cloud computing and big data are the core of Industry 4.0 and digital transformation. With businesses keen on leveraging the exponential volume of sensor data for actionable insights, they face an undesirable situation of cloud latency and network overload due to the heavy reliance on the cloud. The traditional architectures are unable to cope with modern demands. It is critical to optimize the existing communications architectures and the associated security aspects. Driven by the unsustainable reliance on the cloud for storing and processing OT data, it’s no surprise that end users, OEMs, and system integrators are pushing for improved edge capabilities.

One of the big enablers for industrial edge computing is the increase in the computing power of the low footprint hardware. The miniaturization of SoC chips as well as their increased computing power has accelerated the implementation of analytics and real-time processing on the edge.

Utthunga offers state-of-the-art Smart Enterprise (SE Suite®) – Edge Stack for easy integration and customization for varied use cases. It is a robust accelerator, that already is used by several OEMs globally. Our expertise in edge stack development goes beyond containerized and modular development. It extends to implementing solutions that meet your industry-specific, cybersecurity, scalability, and subscription needs.

Utthunga’s SE Suite® – Edge Stack

customization for varied use cases. It is a robust accelerator, that already is used by several OEMs globally. Our expertise in edge stack development goes beyond containerized and modular development. It extends to implementing solutions that meet your industry-specific, cybersecurity, scalability, and subscription needs.

Figure: Edge IIoT Proliferation

Key Aspects of Utthunga’s SE Suite® -Edge Stack

SE Suite – Edge Stack’s IoT edge architecture supports industrial edge Docker Containers with pre-built modules. The cloud agnostic accelerator acts as a gateway for connecting your on-premise, cloud, or industrial edge assets with cloud-based IIoT applications.

Data Acquisition and Delivery

Utthunga’s SE Suite®– Edge Stacks upports various industry protocols like Modbus, OPC, NMEA, and other open and proprietary protocols. We can readily implement both custom and new communication protocols on demand. This enables real-time aggregation, integration, and structuring of the edge data to provide a single and unified view of the edge data. Designed for flexibility and extensibility for multiple edge devices, it supports:

  • Downlink physical interfaces: RS232, RS485, Ethernet, AI, DI, and USB
  • Delivers data over OPC UA, MQTT, XML/JSON over web services
  • Uplink interfaces: Ethernet, 3G, 4G, etc.

Security

SE Suite®– Edge Stack offers built-in security features through Docker edge containers that make it difficult for any single attack to take down the entire network. This software containerization and isolation of other processes and applications limits the effect of a vulnerability to that particular container. Data protection is ensured through regular OTA transmission of security updates.

  • Provides secure posting of data to the IIoT portals
  • Secure identification and authentication using TPM
  • Secure data transmission using Open SSL/TLS 1.2

Intelligent Edge Analytics

Utthunga’s Edge Stack delivers edge analytics in real-time and in-situ for data collected from smart sensors and connected devices. Storing and preparing the data, training, and processing of the algorithmic models are essential to transforming the raw data into insights. The local intelligence and automation ensure better decisions for:

  • Real-time asset health monitoring
  • Perform edge/contextual analytics
  • Alerts and notifications based on OT data
  • Anomaly detection, predictive maintenance and more

Management

The accelerator assists the edge update management system where all modules are secured with regular updates and OTA transmissions. The edge portal, i.e., SE Suite-EDM®, communicates with the IIoT device manager for visualization of the overall edge health monitoring, performance, operation, connectivity, maintenance, and security as part of the larger interconnected IIoT ecosystem.

  • Enhanced Control Management: Rule-based classification and alarms configuration
  • Data & Redundancy managementmodules: To sync and control data pileup at the edge
  • Network management module: To manage device connectivity (offline or with intermittent connections)
  • Web Portal: HMI for data visualization and easy viewing of data of the Edge device
  • SE SuiteTM -EDM : The IIoT Edge Device Manager manages your distributed edge infrastructure to provision and maintain the edge devices remotely and effectively. For more details on automated device registration/updates/upgrades of edge devices, visit our SE SuiteTM – EDM page.
  • Minimal installation and uninstall process
  • Enhanced Control Management: Rule-based classification and alarms configuration
  • Data & Redundancy Management Modules: To sync and control data pileup at the edge
  • Network Management Module: To manage device connectivity (offline or with intermittent connections)
  • Web Portal: HMI for data visualization and easy viewing of data of the Edge device
  • SE Suite – EDM®: The IIoT Edge Device Manager manages your distributed edge infrastructure to provision and maintains the edge devices remotely and effectively. For more details on automated device registration/updates/upgrades of edge devices, visit our SE Suite – EDM® page.
  • Minimal installation and un-install process

Licensing

  • Perpetual Node Licensing – Binary
  • Subscription Node Licensing – Binary
  • Source Code Licensing

SE Suite ®– Edge Stack Technical Features

Supported Platform: Ubuntu 20.04 LTS server Debian 9 and above Minimum Hardware Requirement: 2 GHz dual core processor 4 GB RAM 8 GB hard-drive space
Figure: Utthunga’s SE Suite-Edge Stack

Value Proposition of Utthunga’s SE Suite®– Edge Stack

Give your business the edge advantage for improved operational efficiency, security, connectivity, visualization, and edge analytics to act on real-time edge data.

Benefits of Utthunga’s SE Suite®– Edge Stack

Edge computing is complementary to the traditional centralized approach of cloud computing. With our edge platform stack, you not only reduce network traffic but also leverage your edge intelligence locally. The edge solutions built on top of our edge stack provide the required connectivity and quality of service needed by our customers operating in a variety of industrial sectors.

A Dependable Partner for the Future

The IIoT edge proliferation is creating a paradigm shift in business thinking and an industrial infrastructure overhaul. Possessing a keen insight into the edge IoT device landscape, our customizable SE Suite®– Edge Stack helps industries accelerate their IIoT journey with a clear-cut roadmap for the entire device development lifecycle.

With our platform, your edge devices will never be obsolete as our sustenance efforts ensure continuous maintenance and upgrade of the edge stack. Our skilled engineers leverage the latest technologies and tools to ensure your edge devices stay relevant in the changing cloud, security, and other industrial dynamics.

Some of the upcoming features of SE Suite®– Edge Stack that provide the competitive edge to drive your business growth are:

  • Further leveraging edge analytics
  • Enhance edge to cloud architectures
  • 5G enablement and edge computing solutions,
  • CEP (Complex Event Processing)
  • AI and Machine Learning

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