Capture data from remote customer sites that don’t have a PI System
As a company that provides services for remote assets at our customers sites, we need to collect data from our customer sites without having to deploy a full PI System SO THAT we can start providing our service weeks to months faster and save on deployment and infrastructure costs.
Ideally, we could deploy some PI Connectors to remote sites and store the data in a Cloud Data Store.
Currently in development via our Pervasive Data Collection and OSIsoft Message Format initiatives in support of Remote Operations Monitoring.
Sahil Pillay commented
Just a comment as a user of the the PI platform.
One way to expedite your data gathering may be to use a virtual machine in your data centre which is running the PI interface. In this way there is no need to have PI deployed to the site just yet.
i.e. the data source is at the customer site and have all the PI resources at your data centre.
In this way the customer only needs to assure connectivity and that the PI interface / connector can speak to data source, although you lose some of the benefits of the PI Buffer Subsystem and you will be vulnerable to any issues relating to connectivity.
It is not ideal, but at least you can start gathering data and prove your value-add to the customer.
Abel Padilla commented
Hi Todd. We are doing data collection via PI Cloud from different sites for one of our clients. We are very interested in the solution proposed above. Let us know if you need anything.