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Rise of the Cloud Lost in all of the hyperbole about the Industrial Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 is the rise and importance of cloud computing. Earlier this year, Oracle Corporation published a research study that showed that 62% of businesses are currently implementing robotics technology, or are planning to do so. More than 60% have or plan to work with Artificial Intelligence. Most companies also realize that a reliable cloud infrastructure is required to bring these technologies to life. Again, 60% believe an enterprise cloud platform provides the opportunity for organizations to capitalise on innovation such as robotics and artificial intelligence. And believe it or not, a large majority of businesses are on-course with their plans to establish a single integrated cloud model across their organization. The Oracle study went on to say that, “while only 8% currently have an integrated cloud model in place that works for legacy applications and new platforms, 36% say they are implementing one in 2016 and another 40% expect to do so in 2017. Only 5% have no plans in place to make this transition.” This issue is filled with perspectives on cloud computing and its benefits. • On page 8, you’ll find how Cloud communication architectures are providing options for enabling IoT applications by integrating connectivity with field level devices. IoT gateways and controllers that offer intrinsic cloud connectivity are combining with OPC UA to provide powerful, secure and flexible solutions. • On page 12, we take a look at the Common Industrial Cloud Interface and how it leverages cloud technologies to provide consumers and producers the most value throughout the entire lifecycle of devices that use CIP technologies for data transfer. • On page 26, you can learn how next generation software-defined networking is transforming Wide Area Networks. • And on page 38, we look into how fog computing and cloud technology are actually working together to provide more power for control centres. In the world of automation and control, there is no question that network connectivity has become the focal point of technology initiatives. And the cloud in all of its various incarnations is becoming squarely at the center of future plans. We hope you continue to look at the Industrial Ethernet Book as your source for information on these key topics. That is certainly our goal, as we strive to serve our readership and their plans to make the IoT and Industry 4.0 vision a reality. Al Presher Contents 3 GET CONNECTED… www.iebmedia.com/ethernet n www.iebmedia.com/wireless Contents Industry news 4 Automation data leverages cloud connectivity architectures 8 Common Industrial Cloud Interface for CIP data transfer 12 POWERLINK and CODESYS enable Industry 4.0 solutions 18 Future-oriented communication for setting up machine networks 20 Cloud-based, cellular SCADA system for water treatment 22 Gigabit Ethernet addresses requirements of Industry 4.0 24 Next generation software-defined Wide Area Networks 26 Open architecture enables edge-computing applications 28 Single-pair balanced Ethernet transmission for IoT applications 30 IIoT best practices: guidelines for MQTT architectures 33 Industrial web-based computing: is data intelligence finally here? 38 Fast roaming: a challenge for industrial Wi-Fi applications 42 New Products 45 Private Ethernet 50 Industrial Ethernet Book The next issue of Industrial Ethernet Book will be published in January/February 2018 Deadline for editorial: December 21, 2017 Deadline for artwork: January 12, 2017 Product & Sources Listing All Industrial Ethernet product manufacturers (not resellers) are entitled to free of charge entries in the Product locator and Supplier directory sections of the Industrial Ethernet Book. If you are not currently listed in the directory, please complete the registration form at www.iebmedia.com/buyersguide/ to submit your company details. Update your own products If you wish to amend your existing information, login to the Editor section www.iebmedia.com/buyersguide/register.htm and modify your entry. Do you want to receive issues of Industrial Ethernet Book? Call, mail or e-mail your details, or subscribe at www.iebmedia.com/service/ Editor: Al Presher, editor@iebmedia.com Contributing Editor: Leopold Ploner, info@iebmedia.com Advertising: map Mediaagentur Ploner, info@iebmedia.com Tel.: +49-(0)8192-933-7820 · Fax: +49-(0)8192-933-7829 Online Editor: Adela Ploner, info@iebmedia.com Circulation: subscriptions@iebmedia.com Published by IEB Media, Bahnhofstrasse 12, 86938 Schondorf am Ammersee, Germany ISSN 1470-5745 11.2017 industrial ethernet book


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