Cloud integration and cloud computing for industry

What is cloud and cloud computing and how can you connect your industrial environment with the cloud? We explain how you can benefit from working cloud-based and present a few practical application possibilities.

Test cloud connection now!

Cloud and cloud computing

Cloud Computing refers to the access to information that is located in the Cloud, i.e. in a so-called virtual space. Companies that offer cloud services allow users to store their files and programs, instead of on their own local systems, on remote servers and then access all the data via the Internet. This means that the user does not have to be in a specific location to access their data. They can work completely remotely.


Industrial manufacturing and production

connected with the Cloud

Instead of keeping files or applications on a local system, cloud computing allows them to be stored in a remote database. Then, as long as an electronic device has access to the Internet, it also has access to the data and the programs that run it. Cloud computing is used in industrial environments for reasons of cost savings, higher productivity, speed and efficiency, performance and security.

Advantages and benefits

  • Worldwide data retrieval from a wide range of devices

  • Savings through lower investments in own IT

  • Maintaining of local resources

Application of cloud computing in industry

The industry uses cloud computing in different ways. Some users keep all applications and data in the cloud, while others use a hybrid model where certain applications and data are stored on private local servers and others in the cloud. When it comes to service delivery, the following vendors are among the major players in the enterprise cloud space:

Siemens MindSphere IoT per MQTT anbinden

Siemens MindSphere IoT

AWS IoT Cloud MQTT Anbindung

Amazon AWS Cloud

Wie Azure IoT Hub per MQTT angebunden werden kann

Azure IoT Hub

Google IoT Core per MQTT anbinden

Google IoT Core

IBM Watson IoT Plattform per MQTT anbinden

IBM Watson IoT Platform

Ewon HMS Flexy 205 über Talk2M-Cloud ansprechen

Ewon HMS Flexy via Talk2M Cloud

Modular integration of cloud components

For a fully comprehensive use of the cloud, the communication to various systems is realized, processes automated and the Industry 4.0 system integration implemented. Here we list a variety of freely combinable connection options to optimally integrate your project.

MQTT Client

MQTT Client



OPC UA Client / OPC DA Client


OPC UA Server

OPC UA Server

Network File Access Plug-in

Network File Access

Apache Kafka Messaging Plug-in

Apache Kafka

InfluxDb Icon

Influx database

More Plug-ins >>

Implement your cloud connection now!

To get started with cloud computing, request your download link for the latest version of OPC Router communication software now and look forward to:

  • News about our products and Plug-ins
  • Tips on how to use the software
  • Dates for webinars and training sessions
  • Interesting facts and industry-relevant information on the topic of Industry 4.0

Connect your systems and automate, optimize your production towards Industry 4.0.

The download link gives you access to the free and fully functional trial version of OPC Router.

Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.