MachineShop Edge is a set of services that run locally on small footprint embedded devices, micro-computers, gateways and other connected products. It is an API-based platform that dramatically simplifies device configuration and management while providing rich computing capabilities that don't require interaction with the Cloud.
MachineShop Edge is not merely an agent that connects to Cloud applications and infrastructure. MachineShop Edge is a standalone set of services that can monitor and manage range of connected devices, attached data sources and even the networks they operate on. While Edge can operate independent of the Cloud, it can also seamlessly coordinate with a set of companion services within MachineShop Cloud or other Cloud services. MachineShop Edge and Cloud software are managed through a common API framework.
MachineShop Edge is also deeply integrated with AWS IoT. Key benefits include seamless interaction between edge device management services with AWS IoT Device Shadows as well as simplified cross-account security and administration. Learn more about MachineShop Edge on AWS Marketplace.
Cloud computing has transformed enterprise technology. But it can’t change the reality that operational data originates with physical systems and devices at the edge. These devices must be deployed, configured, monitored and managed and more often than not, it is far more complicated than it needs to be.
Connected products, systems and their underlying networks produce enormous amounts of data, much of which is meaningless and should be filtered so organizations can act upon information and events that are truly relevant. For that reason, beyond managing hardware, MachineShop Edge plays a critical role in filtering and enabling edge-based, real-time decision-making and event management.