Network convergence creates new opportunities and challenges.
Convergence also introduces challenges into the industrial network:
Performance and Reliability – harsh environments can increase the potential for network
connectivity problems if not addressed effectively
Security – linkage between the enterprise and industrial network can make it difficult to
remediate security threats
Safety – converged environments can increase exposure of IT personnel
to electrical safety hazards if not isolated properly
Panduit works with you to mitigate risks and benefit from network convergence.
The Micro Data Center—linking the corporate and industrial network.
The Micro Data Center (MDC) is a bridge between the corporate IT network and manufacturing network. This consolidated data center includes a rack or cabinet that houses servers, switches, patch panels, horizontal and vertical cabling, accessories and DIN mounted devices that are dedicated to the manufacturing zone. The MDC also houses devices that create a safety zone that stops incoming security risks from being passed through your network.