The industrial sector is reinventing itself to find improved production processes. Industry 4.0 brings opportunities for growth productivity with the IIoT. There is a variety of IIoT-related technologies to manage vast volumes of data that should be stored and processed for the decision-making process. Cloud computing is a reliable option for remote storage and data processing. However, situations where the requirement is response time, intermittent connectivity, and low latency, edge computing processing is a more suitable option. Any device with computational resources can implement an edge computing capability with functions like a gateway and, and data aggregator capabilities. These devices need to be classified to avoid an uncontrolled proliferation of appliances in the enterprise's environment, which easily create cybersecurity vulnerabilities and transform device management into chaos. This study proposes a taxonomy for edge computing and defines rules for industrial adoption as a strategy to facilitate their sustainable implementation.
Authors: Ralf Moura (Vale S.A), Tiago Brasil (Vale S.A.), Ludmilla Werner (Vale S.A.), Alexandre Gonzalez (Vale S.A.), Claudio Dal' Cól (Vale S.A.), Sajjad Quadri (Vale S.A.),
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