Category: Asset Management

Date: 15/11/2023

Subject: Centralised HUB v Discrete Point-To-Point Asset Data Integration.

Audience: LinkedIn

Topic: What are the benefits of an IIoT centralised integration HUB over discrete point to point disparate and complex integrations in Asset Intensive Organisations?

Our focus for implementing an IIoT centralised integration HUB as opposed to discrete point-to-point integrations offers several key benefits, particularly in terms of efficiency, scalability, and manageability.

Some of the key benefits and advantages are ….

➡️ Centralised Data Management & Single Source of Truth - Provides a centralised location, eg. a Unified Enterprise Namespace (UNS) for managing and processing data from systems, devices and sensors. This facilitates easier corporate alignment, data aggregation, analysis, decision-making, and consistent Management of Change (MOC).

➡️ Simplified Scalability - Scaling the IIoT network is often more straightforward, as new devices can be easily added to the central HUB. 

➡️ Secure Data Fabric - Security measures can be concentrated on the central hub, making it potentially easier to monitor, control, enforce policies and safeguard against cyber threats. 

➡️ Reduced Complexity - Offers a more streamlined and less complex network architecture. Managing and maintaining connections is simplified compared to a point-to-point approach, especially as the number of devices increases.

➡️ Improved Reliability and Redundancy - The central HUB can facilitate redundancy and failover mechanisms, enhancing the overall reliability of the IIoT system. In the event of a device failure, the central HUB may reroute data to ensure continuous operation.

➡️ Easier Monitoring and Troubleshooting - Provides a single point for monitoring and trouble-shooting for the entire IIoT network. 

➡️ Efficient Resource Management - Resources, such as bandwidth, processing power, and interoperability, can be optimised and scaled more effectively when managed centrally; leading to a much lower Technical Debt.

➡️ Consistent Data Formats and Protocols - Ensures consistency in data formats and communication protocols. The central HUB can act as a translator or mediator that standardises communication between devices with different protocols.

➡️ Improved Analytics and Insights - Centralised data processing allows for more sophisticated analytics and insights based on ‘truer and better quality’ data. Allowing AI / ML based APM tools to model and simulate patterns and trends across the entire IIoT network more comprehensively.

➡️ Easier Compliance and Regulation Management - Simplifies compliance with industry regulations and standards. It is easier to support, enforce and manage compliance measures centrally.

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