Industrial companies are embracing cloud computing rapidly, with a recent IDC survey finding a 66% rate of adoption for public clouds like AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform in the sector. The problem is – they often choose an enterprise cloud platform and applications before they have figured out how to successfully get their OT data to the cloud.

When we think about Industrial IoT, the goal is to move data seamlessly between factory, cloud and business systems. The sharing of OT data with IT and data teams is essential to power the insights and intelligence needed to improve operations. Deep data analytics, machine learning and AI all require a steady stream of OT data moving from edge-to-cloud.

The task of connecting all data sources to the cloud, while it might sound simple, involves complex systems on the shop floor, siloed data and various protocols. Manufacturers quickly find that sending OT data to the cloud is not fast, easy or inexpensive, and those cloud and big data applications are only as good as the data that feeds them.

Litmus makes it easy.

We don’t just say we make it easy – it’s in everything we do. From 250+ out-of-the-box drivers to connect to any machine or industrial system in just minutes, to more than 50 pre-built enterprise integrations with leading cloud and enterprise tools, the Litmus platform allows industrial companies to connect to all of their machines rapidly and securely to send complete OT data to the cloud.

Litmus Edge connects to any edge device or system – from sensors and PLCs to CNCs to external sources such as a Historian – then processes and normalizes the data to send only what is needed to the cloud. Taking advantage of edge computing means faster insights and reduced costs by sending only the data that is needed upstream. In fact, Gartner estimates that by 2025, 75% of data will be processed outside the traditional data center or cloud – at the edge.

To learn more watch our on-demand webinar, How to Send OT Data to Any Cloud or Enterprise System or read our white paper, How an Industrial IoT Edge Platform Sends Data to the Cloud.