Rockwell Automation and Cisco Systems
Integrating Manufacturing and IT for Seamless Connectivity Throughout Your Enterprise
Integrated manufacturing operations and business systems will help you meet your global business demands. That's why Rockwell Automation and Cisco are building joint Reference Architectures and focusing on market education best practices for global manufacturers leveraging EtherNet/IP standard networking technologies.
- Reference Architectures are a series of documents including detailed design and implementation guidance and best practices for a converged network architecture, bringing together relevant applications, technologies, and principles enabling Manufacturing and IT organisations to eliminate guesswork and decrease implementation costs while providing security, flexibility and visibility of information to the manufacturing enterprise.
Reference Architectures are designed to bridge the gap between production operations and enterprise IT. They address the cultural and technical challenges of Ethernet network convergence between IT and Engineering, speaking to secured connectivity topics such as information visibility (e.g. KPIs, Regulatory), remote access, and guest access.
This helps the two organisations to eliminate guesswork and decrease implementation costs while providing security, flexibility and visibility of information plantwide.
Rockwell Automation and Cisco will publish ongoing phased releases of deliverables to provide solutions (such as documentation, products, technology, and services) to address Ethernet network convergence for manufacturing and enterprise applications.