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    Industrial Edge with Kubernetes

    Operate machine connectivity efficiently and scalable with Kubernetes

Industrial Edge with Kubernetes

Softing‘s Industrial Edge products offer connectivity at the interface between OT and IT in industrial applications.
As Docker containers, the products can be easily operated with standard IT tools.

Suitable tools are Kubernetes and Kubernetes-based management platforms, such as Red Hat OpenShift or SUSE Rancher. Softing‘s Industrial Edge products can thus be managed as components of a Kubernetes cluster at edge level, exactly as all other software components for edge computing.

Softing Industrial Edge products support standard protocols such as OPC UA, MQTT and httpREST. This ensures seamless integration into typical reference architectures for Industrial IoT.

Edge-level management of Softing Docker containers with Kubernetes

The benefits to users are:

  • Connectivity as part of an industrial edge can be managed efficiently via Kubernetes or tools that use Kubernetes, such as Red Hat Openshift or Suse Rancher.
  • Connectivity can be operated on standard hardware. In many cases, there is no need to use additional hardware to connect to devices.
  • With OPC UA and MQTT, Softing‘s products for Industrial Edge support the appropriate protocols to provide data for processing at edge and cloud level.
  • Softing has many years of experience with industrial applications, which contributes to the development of Industrial Edge products.

All Industrial Edge products can be configured via a built-in web interface. They also provide an httpREST interface for configuration via 3rd party components.

Deployment of edgeConnector Siemens via Kubernetes

Softing Industrial Edge Products:



OPC UA Aggregation Server with IoT Connection


edgeConnector Siemens

Software module to connect SIMATIC S7 PLCs with IIoT Applications


edgeConnector 840D

Software module to connect SINUMERIK 840D controllers with IIoT Applications


edgeConnector Modbus

Software module to connect Modbus TCP controllers with IIoT Applications


smartLink SW-HT

Access to HART devices connected to Allen-Bradley, Siemens, Schneider Electric or R.Stahl controllers and remote I/Os for Emerson’s AMS and FDT.


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