Posted On: Apr 19, 2021

The AWS Solutions team recently updated Machine to Cloud Connectivity Framework, a solution that provides secure factory equipment connectivity to the AWS Cloud. This solution is a framework to send equipment telemetry data to your AWS account, allowing you to leverage AWS Services to conduct analysis on your equipment data instead of managing underlying infrastructure operations. The solution currently allows for robust data ingestion using either the OPC Data Access (OPC DA) protocol or the CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA) Seamless Messaging Protocol (SLMP). Support for OPC Unified Access (OPC UA) protocol will follow in the next release. 

This update adds the ability to automatically create a Greengrass group and supporting resources for you, if you do not already have a Greengrass group set up, and supports easier configuration of your Greengrass edge device.

For the OPC DA connector only, the update now allows you to send telemetry data to Amazon Kinesis Data Streams, in addition to an AWS IoT Topic. And finally, if you do not already have a Kinesis data stream, the update can automatically create a Kinesis Data Streams data dream, Kinesis Data Firehose delivery stream, and S3 bucket to store your data.

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