At the field, or edge level, data is collected by industrial computers, e.g. by gateways, which process, filter, analyze and act on these data in real-time right at the device. In order to avoid cost-intensive data transmission, the data is typically aggregated and sent on further to a private, on-premise cloud in condensed, more manageable data sets. Flexible fieldbus and sensor interfaces can integrate PLCs or any other controller and sensor device. Software support for modern, state-of-the-art IoT connectors or flexible software containers provide an ‘easy to use and manage’ platform infrastructure.