Planning the support of the technology

Selecting the right technologies to meet the unique challenges of heavy industry doesn’t end at finding solutions that meet the environmental and application requirements. Supportability is a critical component to proper technology integration.

With environments that change rapidly, a ‘self-forming, self-healing’ network that minimizes required infrastructure redesign and redeployment might be the right solution. In another environment, a more deterministic technology may be more appropriate.

In many cases, a hybrid of the two is right. In any case, ensuring optimal performance of the applications, along with cost effectiveness and scalability over the life of the solution is critical.