Data collection and analysis is a fundamental issue of Industry 4.0. Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) presents various industrial collaborations, helping customers to integrate data analysis into their production processes.
The main share of HPE's customers, according to Volkhard Bregulla, Vice President Global Manufacturing, Automotive and IoT at Hewlett Packard, are companies that already collect data. However, these companies have either trouble analysing the data (20%), or do analyse the data but are disappointed with the results they are getting (70%). According to Bregulla, HPE's aim is to analyse data right were it is produced, the so-called edge. The company collaborates with a number of companies to find solutions that do not just store the collected data in a cloud but that already analyse it directly. Several exhibited projects show this approach.
One example is the Secure Edge Data Center that HPE jointly developed with Rittal and ABB. This datacentre is built for rough environments like shopfloors and is supposed to help customers to analyse data in real time and in close proximity to their Operational Technology (OT). It is customisable and equipped with necessary safety features, like a fire estinguisher and a redundant power supply.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise is exhibiting at Hannover Messe in Hall 6, Booth A38.