Data is the heart of your global operation
Through 2024, global 2000 (defined by Forbes’ annual ranking of the world’s 2000 largest public companies) Manufacturers will face an acceleration of Data Gravity intensity which is expected to increase by a compound annual growth rate of 144% globally1.
This explosion in data growth is coming from the need to participate in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), to compete with direct-to-consumer services, and to design for supply chain transparency. All these applications result in an increase in the number of data sources participating in the Manufacturing Data Exchanges.
To solve for Data Gravity, the IIoT ecosystem must operate ubiquitously and on-demand. And real-time intelligence will be used to change how Manufacturing companies create and deliver value to best serve customers, partners, and employees across channels at multiple points of business presence.
Realise Sustainable Growth
Concerns regarding climate change and its impact on the environment continue to push Manufacturers to create sustainable solutions. Digital Realty has supported customer priorities by achieving 100% renewable coverage for its US colocation and European portfolios. An independent evaluation process of best practices criteria by Frost & Sullivan recognized Digital Realty as 2021 North America Data Centre Services Company of the Year2.
Put Your Manufacturing Data to Work
Data exchange across multiple internal and external platforms can't be achieved with current backhaul IT architecture. To solve for these needs, the infrastructure must integrate core, cloud, and edge at centres of data exchange. This involves implementing a secure data-centric architecture at these points to work between supply chain, plants, and partners.
Let Your Data Collaborate Like it’s a Part of Your Team
The IIoT in Manufacturing requires a connected data community approach. It's important to consider cloud and content providers when adding new markets, evolving on-ramps, and building hybrid offerings. At the other end, there is a focus to meet the users or devices at their points of presence through connectivity providers. And in the middle, where the centre for data exchange occurs, will be a neutral and secure meeting place connecting these connected data communities.
Future Proof Your Manufacturing Enterprise Data
Digital Realty's coverage, connectivity, capacity, and control enables you to pivot quickly whilst designing long-term strategies to serve your teams. Our platform is designed to solve for Data Gravity, secure data near the customer, enforce data compliance, and design for the IIoT.
Developed by expert Solutions Architects, the Optimizing Manufacturing Data Exchange PDx™ Solution Toolkit includes:
Pervasive Datacentre Architecture (PDx™) Solution Brief
A codified strategy and solution approach to data-driven digital transformation
Pervasive Datacentre Architecture (PDx™) Blueprint
Three-step integration and hosting solution process to achieve target state architecture
Pervasive Datacentre Architecture (PDx™) Design Guide
Plan, identify, map and deploy methodology that shows real value impact
Complimentary Gartner® report, 5 Principles to Navigate the Industrie 4.0 Journey Toward a Digital Society
So How Will This Affect Your Smart Factory?
Rethinking Smart Manufacturing on a Sustainable and Global Platform
The smart factory is bearing the weight of supply chain vulnerability, inflation, and talent scarcity. Digital Realty believes that in addition to these factors, we have a global responsibility to prioritize ESG for the betterment of our customers, investors, partners, employees, and the communities we operate in.
1 Digital Realty. (n.d.). (rep.). Data Gravity Index DGx.
2 Frost & Sullivan 2021 best practices award: Digital Realty Named Company of the year. Digital Realty. (n.d.).