ODVA is developing standards for the gateway and interface technology needed to transport data between the cloud and CIP-enabled industrial control systems (ICS) populated with EtherNet/IP and DeviceNet devices. This work will result in The Common Industrial Cloud Interface Specification.
The scope of work for this interface will encompass two elements in the ecosystem for the industrial cloud: a cloud gateway appliance (Gateway) and an application program interface (API) for the transport of data from the Gateway to the cloud and from the cloud back to the ICS and its devices. Based on open and interoperable standards supported by multiple vendors, the Common Industrial Cloud Interface will support device management, process analytics, notifications, remote access, virtualization, visualization and, in the future, control.
The Common Industrial Cloud Interface standard will fit into ODVA’s Optimization 4.0 initiative, the umbrella under which ODVA aggregates its vision of the industrial Internet of Things. ODVA’s view of its cloud ecosystem is agnostic with respect to the deployment of cloud computing resources in off-premise, on premise, public, private and/or hybrid models. The scope of work for the interface excludes services and applications within the cloud itself.
Filed Under: TECHNOLOGIES + PRODUCTS, Ethernet — cables • hubs • switches