Validation and testing are critical parts of implementing any enterprise-grade application or solution. Organizations need to know not only that the hardware and software will work together, but also what level of performance is expected from the reference architecture. The combined solution of Dell Technologies infrastructure, the PTC ThingWorx platform, and VMware vSphere provides a high-performance platform that is ready to host the most demanding IIoT and smart factory applications, as well as a unified platform for the consolidation of all in-plant enterprise data center applications. By leveraging an engineered design, documented by industry leaders, the path to value is accelerated and the risks are reduced. Whether on-premises, cloud-first, or a hybrid, jointly produced Dell Validated Design for Manufacturing Edge with PTC exemplifies design principles that yield a scalable and repeatable foundation for any corporation's Industry 4.0 initiatives.
As modern applications such as advanced analytics, digital twin/digital thread, predictive maintenance, and application consolidation drive manufacturing organizations to move more compute resources to the enterprise edge, the solution from Dell Technologies, PTC, and VMware leverages the value of an enterprise-grade infrastructure to run industrial analytics platforms closer to where the data is being created and where results are most valuable. Combined with state-of-the-art hyperconverged infrastructure solutions like Dell VxRail, unprecedented ease of management, including software-defined networking, storage, and compute resources, supports an almost limitless scale at the industrial enterprise edge.
This Dell Technologies, PTC, and VMware joint solution brings the best of both worlds together: the best manufacturing/smart factory OT applications in the industry; with the most versatile, scalable, enterprise-grade hardware/software infrastructure on the market. This results in unprecedented stability, security, scalability, and repeatability for every smart manufacturing initiative in any industry.