The transformation to Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has increased the demand on network nodes to enable connected systems. Although some network nodes can use unmanaged switches that feature basic management functions to minimize network complexity and administration effort, other situations may still require managed switches, which continue to play an important role in large-scale integrated networks. What's more, your managed switches need to be smarter and more versatile than before to adapt to new changes and ensure that data can be delivered to the right place at the right time.
In the latest article from Moxa, they look at three key criteria to help you identify a suitable managed switch for your modern automation. Check it out.
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