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I’d Love To Tell You More, But…

I’d Love To Tell You More, But…

By Ron Breault The Open Group recently held the first ever Interoperability Event (“IoP”) for the Open Process Automation Forum, or OPAF.  This was an eagerly anticipated activity among OPAF members, who had worked hard in preparation for this testing for months in advance.  I’m happy to say that the event was a complete success, with more achieved than expected,…
5G, Autonomous Systems and the Revenge of Real-time and Determinism!

5G, Autonomous Systems and the Revenge of Real-time and Determinism!

By Michel Genard If you tend to look at the technology landscape through the lens of a cloud approach, you probably believe that infinite compute, storage and bandwidth are available to you thanks to the cloud.  In terms of scalability and elasticity, IT and most of the popular PaaS have largely demonstrated that this is possible -- just buy more…
What Happens at Interop Stays at Interop!

What Happens at Interop Stays at Interop!

By Ron Breault After more than six months of discussions, conference calls, planning, and organization, something exciting and eagerly anticipated is about to occur in the world of Industrial Process Control Automation. The week of June 10th will see The Open Group hold the first ever Open Process Automation Forum (OPAF) Interoperability event!  This “members only” event will see companies…
My New Socks from the ARC Industry Forum in Orlando

My New Socks from the ARC Industry Forum in Orlando

By Tony Crupi A few weeks ago, I attended the ARC Industry Forum in Orlando, FL. This was my fourth year attending the conference and it has grown to over 950 attendees, which included attendees from ExxonMobil, Schneider Electric, Rockwell Automation, GE, Honeywell, Intel, and many others. During the event, I was able to meet with many Wind River’s customers, as well…
My OPAF Experience: Not All Standards are Created Equally

My OPAF Experience: Not All Standards are Created Equally

By Ron Breault For the past nine months I've been working as a member of an experienced, diverse team creating a new technical standard for use within industrial process automation.  The activity has been managed under the careful guidance of The Open Group, and the effort is taking place in the Open Process Automation Forum, abbreviated as “OPAF.”   I’ve been…
Introducing StarlingX

Introducing StarlingX

By Glenn Seiler Today the StarlingX project launched their first release to provide a fully featured cloud for the distributed edge. But what is edge? Edge computing emerged to be the latest trend in cloud technologies that is becoming evident by the second to every IT professional as well as to industries leveraging computers and automation for their daily businesses.…
Your Next Favorite Acronym – TRM!

Your Next Favorite Acronym – TRM!

By Ron Breault Even if you went on a really long vacation this summer, perhaps backpacking deep into California's John Muir trail, you've probably heard at least something about all the work that's been going on in The Open Group's Open Process Automation Forum, or OPAF.  I'll make the assumption here that you have some familiarity with OPAF, if not…
The Critical Infrastructure Challenge: Developing and Supporting Software for the Long Term

The Critical Infrastructure Challenge: Developing and Supporting Software for the Long Term

By Gareth Noyes Software content is increasing in every realm of technology, and has been the catalyst for the explosive growth of entirely new market sectors. The development and deployment of software at scale has matured significantly over the last decade in enterprise- and cloud-IT applications. This has been enabled, among other factors, by: Uniformity of computing infrastructure (think of…
Generating Heat in Houston

Generating Heat in Houston

By Ron Breault Last week I traveled to Houston to participate in the latest face-to-face meeting of the Open Process Automation Forum (OPAF).  OPAF is a relatively new organization, formed under the auspices of The Open Group and driven by the vision of a “standards-based, open, secure, and interoperable process control architecture.”  When I say “driven,” I’m not kidding; compared…
Powering factory efficiencies and cost-effectiveness with Workload Consolidation

Powering factory efficiencies and cost-effectiveness with Workload Consolidation

By Jeff Kataoka Global industries are going through a major transformation as a result of both digital transformation and the never ceasing need to become more cost efficient.  New factories are being built in Asia, Europe, and Latin America as developing countries strive to grow their industrial infrastructure.  As they do that, these countries are using new technologies to establish…