The system design combines the architectural components to show an overall unified stack of the industrial edge to enterprise edge. This chapter offers guidance on aspects of the stack such as networking, security, and best practices based on the components within the solution. This chapter introduces considerations for a successful deployment of a VxRail solution alongside the PTC ThingWorx Foundation suite. The following chapters will provide more in-depth explanations for several topics covered here.
The considerations for the overall system design are broken out into Hardware, Software, Networking, Storage, and Security aspects. Each section provides a high-level view of what needs to be planned and implemented to successfully deploy VxRail and PTC applications. The sections also offer some insight into the various features of both VxRail and PTC that can be used to build an even more effective overall solution.