Today, Red Hat shared more details of the extension of its long-standing collaboration with Intel to bring Industry 4.0 transformation to smart manufacturing and energy use cases by coupling Intel® Edge Controls for Industrial (Intel® ECI) and Intel® Edge Insights for Industrial (Intel® EII) with Red Hat open hybrid cloud technologies.
Combined efforts include:
- Developing a reference architecture with Intel ECI that creates an open, scalable platform that combines virtualized and containerized control with artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML) models with associated hardware acceleration.
- Helping to build the foundation of the modern factory edge by transitioning the industry to a software-defined solution for controls, thus providing better flexibility, higher levels of availability and reduced costs.
- Driving innovation in other Industry 4.0 areas, such as private wireless networks, open manufacturing platforms, energy data platforms, power sector digitalization and autonomous mobile robotics.
“Our continued collaboration with Red Hat is creating new opportunities as we work together to advance Industry 4.0,” said Christine Boles, vice president, Internet of Things (IoT) Group, and general manager, Industrial Solutions Division at Intel. “Red Hat’s expertise in cloud-to-edge application platform delivery and Intel’s strength in compute platforms from edge to cloud, including industrial hardware and software, together will give customers the flexibility of an IT platform and the resilience and reliability demanded in an operational technology world.”
Industry 4.0 is picking up speed across the manufacturing and automotive sectors. Implementing Industry 4.0 technologies and processes empowered by intelligent edge solutions can lower costs, increase efficiency and reveal advantages by capturing, analyzing and acting on data across an operation faster and more effectively. With more compute power at the edge, businesses can connect the unconnected, converge and virtualize key workloads, and lay the groundwork to integrate the latest IoT in manufacturing use cases.
Read the full announcement on Red Hat’s website.