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Time-Sensitive Networking Will Fuse IT and OT Network Connectivity

Published: 16 March 2017

ID: G00318936

Analyst(s): Tim Zimmerman


Enterprise applications in many vertical markets require more than the traditional "best-effort" capabilities of Ethernet. These best practices allow infrastructure and operations leaders to address deterministic, high-availability access layer requirements for OT and IT solutions.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Identify Reliable Data Transmission and Low Latency Needs, Which Are Not Being Met With Separate or Isolated Solutions, by Documenting Current and Future Usage Scenarios Across the Entire Organization
  • Address OT and IT Latency or High-Availability Requirements by Piloting TSN Services in a Test Environment
  • Implement TSN When There Is a Need for Low-Latency, Highly Reliable Networks by Upgrading Wired Switches in "Greenfield" Opportunities

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