Integrating OT automation with IT is made feasible by the Eclipse Arrowhead architecture and implementation platform.
Featuring realtime capabilities, multi protocol interoperability, scalability, security, flexibility. The technology is based on Service Oriented Architecture and Micro Services. A set of core micro services enables the design of automation and digitalization solutions.
Security: X509 certificate based authentication and authorization of service consumers and service consumption. Procedures for secure deployment of hardware, software and services. Tools for standards security compliance and security monitoring and mitigation.
Interoperability between major SOA protocols, e.g. http, COAP, MQTT. Tools for interoperability for legacy protocols e.g. OPC-UA, MODBUS, Z-wave.
Flexibility based on the basic SOA properties: lookup, loose coupling and late binding. Enabling runtime management based on orchestration.