IEEE Spectrum, the magazine of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, has announced a webinar discussing the deployment of resilient network architectures for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), to take place in June.

“A resilient, holistic network architecture can help create the secure, scalable and robust infrastructure needed to facilitate IT/OT [Information Technology/Operational Technology] convergence, reduce risks and maximise overall plant uptime,” explains host Gregory Wilcox, network and security specialist at Rockwell Automation, of his webinar’s topic. “But achieving IT/OT convergence requires an understanding of Layer 2 and 3 network topologies, resiliency protocols, managed and unmanaged switches, and numerous other network design considerations”

In furtherance of that understanding, Gregory’s webinar will cover tested and validated reference architectures and their documentation, best practices for the establishment of a resilient and robust network infrastructure, and how to determine the degree of resiliency and application availability required for a plant-scale implementation.

The free webinar, which will last an hour, is scheduled to take place on Wednesday the 20th of June 2018 at 1700 GMT. More information, and a registration link, is available on the official website.