The process industry is a key growth driver for the economy and faces a multitude of challenges - dwindling fossil resources, rising energy and logistics costs, and ever smaller batch sizes with increasing individualization.
Because of digitization, innovative approaches and technologies such as cloud services open completely new possibilities. Production plants and the sensors, actuators and systems they contain are becoming increasingly intelligent. To be able to use their full potential, one needs concepts that consistently connect the production levels horizontally and vertically.
The challenge for the future: mastering these complex, decentralized systems and the accompanying flood of information. The immense computing power and storage capacities of the cloud make it possible to collect and process this information cost-effectively and reliably, and to make it usable anytime, anywhere. Features such as high availability, scalability and usage-based payment make cloud solutions in this context also interesting. In addition, networking with customers and business partners opens completely new business perspectives for the process industries.