To be competitive in today’s markets, all manufacturing is compelled to be more agile and to enable the user to realize RtPM. The challenge is being able to exchange this data with a high level of integration, at a manageable cost, and most importantly, without compromising security on the plant floor. This presentation introduces the Industrial Data Center (IDC), a concept developed by WiredCity, a division of OSIsoft, that provides a realistic, simple, and effective solution to this complex problem. Built from a selection of mature software and hardware, the IDC is a packaged solution that connects systems and data across an organization, ultimately enabling an industrial facility to operate at a rate that is necessary to remain competitive. And because it doesn’t require the replacement of existing systems and applications, both costs and risk are reduced.