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Integrated manufacturing

Customers experienced with the AWS Cloud for their corporate workloads have expressed that they are eager to leverage a similar experience for all their workloads. AWS for the Edge is a set of services and technologies that have been designed to spread utility computing outside cloud data centers. Utilizing these technologies enables customers to have the same consistent experience across all manufacturing and IT workloads.

AWS for the Edge consists of following software components:

  • FreeRTOS — An operating system for microcontrollers that enables you to build small, low-power edge devices that connect to AWS IoT.

  • AWS IoT SiteWise — Easily collect, organize and analyze data from industrial equipment at scale.

  • AWS IoT Greengrass — Extends AWS to edge devices so they can act locally on the data they generate, while still using the cloud for management, analytics, and storage.

  • Alexa Voice Service (AVS) Integration — A feature of AWS IoT Core that enables device makers to make any connected device an Alexa built-in device.

  • Amazon Kinesis Video Streams — Capture, process, and store media streams for playback, analytics, and machine learning.

  • Amazon SageMaker Neo — Train machine learning models once and run them anywhere in the cloud and at the edge.

  • AWS RoboMaker — Simulate and deploy robotic applications at cloud scale.

AWS for the Edge also offers following options for hardware extensions of the cloud:

  • AWS Snowcone — Small, portable and rugged, edge computing and transfer device.

  • AWS Snowball — Rugged, shippable edge computing platform with Amazon EC2 and storage onboard.

  • AWS Outposts — Run AWS infrastructure and services on premises for a truly consistent hybrid experience.

  • AWS Wavelength — AWS Wavelength is an AWS infrastructure offering optimized for mobile edge computing applications.

  • AWS Storage Gateway — AWS Storage Gateway is a hybrid cloud storage service that gives you on-premises access to virtually unlimited cloud storage.

Cloud computing becomes the preferred platform for the migration and the modernization of Level 4-5 manufacturing applications such as Production Planning, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), High-Performance Computing (HPC), Computer-Aided Design (CAD), and industrial data lakes. Edge computing extends modernization to MES and SCADA to Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and to the management of proliferating industrial things and industrial computers (IPC).

By connecting their industrial facilities to the rest of the corporation, enterprise manufacturers can get better insight into their operations at global scale, and provide continuous guidance to each leader and manager accordingly. The bidirectional flow of information generated and consumed by the shop floor enables new levels of collective efficiency that we call integrated manufacturing.