Jinhua Danxi Underground Utility Pipeline

By | Case Studies, Cost of Downtime, ftServer, Industrial Automation, Oil and Gas

Case study

Jinhua Danxi Underground Utility Pipeline

Jinhua Danxi Underground Utility Pipeline, a municipal infrastructure company, was tasked with overseeing the development of Jinhua’s underground utility pipeline in accordance with international standards and putting the state-of-the-art tunnel into full operation by 2020. They decided to use Stratus ftServer to protect the pipeline, the systems and corresponding data against critical downtime. Read More

Human Error

How Do I Prevent Human Error During Complex Software Implementations?

By | Blog / Post, Cost of Downtime, Industrial Automation

In 1991, twelve million people in Washington, D.C., Pittsburgh, Los Angeles and San Francisco were unable to make or receive phone calls when service was sporadically disrupted between June 26 and July 2. This was a time when second generation cell phones were just hitting the market, so many of those without phone service had no backup option. Having no access to a telephone line impacted profits as workdays were disrupted, and public safety as there was no way to call emergency services.

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IIoT Initiatives

IT/OT Essentials for Control System Projects with Cloud & Edge Computing

By | Application Availability, Availability, Cloud Computing, Cost of Downtime, Edge Computing, Fault Tolerant, High Availability, IIoT, Industrial Automation, On Demand Webinars, Virtualization

Success with IIoT  initiatives and control projects relies on engineers who can bridge the IT/OT divide and understand the critical requirements within the plant environment.

The right platform infrastructure for control applications that supports IIoT initiatives should be easy to use, easy to maintain and eliminate unplanned downtime. However, as applications become more complex and automation and enterprise networks become interconnected, the requirements of IT networks often become imposed on the operational technology world. This frequently creates unforeseen problems for automation engineers and system integrators. This webcast will help create IT and OT alignment for industrial computers, reduce risk, and create stronger project specifications.

Discover what options are available to satisfy IT, while delivering platforms simple to use and maintain by OT, in the control room and at the edge, where support can be a major challenge. As real-time control and analytics applications migrate towards the edge, often in preparation for, or as part of, a digitalization initiative, being able to provide a differentiated solution with best practices to meet OT needs can give system integrators an advantage.

In this webinar you will learn how to:

  • Better gain IT and OT alignment on industrial computers for projects
  • Reduce risk and create more effective industrial computer specifications for projects

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Featured Speaker

John Fryer
Senior Director Industry Solutions, Stratus Technologies

John Fryer is the Senior Director Industry Solutions at Stratus Technologies, where he is responsible for go-to-market strategies and industry initiatives across all the company’s product lines. He has over 25 years of experience with systems and software products in a variety of engineering, marketing and executive roles at successful startups and major companies, including Motorola, Emerson Network Power and Oracle. His experience includes more than 15 years working with high-availability solutions for the enterprise, automation and networking industries.

Mark Hoske
Content Manager & Moderator, CFE Media

Mark Hoske has been Control Engineering editor / content manager since 1994 and in a leadership role since 1999, covering all major areas: control systems, networking and information systems, control equipment and energy, and system integration, everything that comprises or facilitates the control loop.

Preserving In-Flight Data

Why Is Preserving In-Flight Data So Vital?

By | Blog / Post, Cost of Downtime, IIoT, Industrial Automation

Stratus’s Downtime Prevention Buyer’s Guide, explains that the reason downtime negatively impacts all this rich, in-flight data is because, “When a system outage occurs all data and transactions not yet written to disk are at risk of being lost or corrupted.” This means data that could be used to predict and prevent future catastrophes may be lost forever.

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Calculating the Cost of Downtime

How Can I Recover Faster?

By | Availability, Blog / Post, Cost of Downtime

How do you safeguard your organization and the customers that rely on its accessibility? When you are working with an availability solutions vendor, it’s important to establish which system will provide the fastest recovery time. Or best yet, which system will ensure that your customers don’t even realize the car has crashed when your server goes down.

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Unexpected Downtime

How Much Downtime Can You Afford?

By | Blog / Post, Cost of Downtime, Industrial Automation

There was a point in our history when experiencing unexpected downtime was considered unavoidable. Back in 1996, the primary internet provider AOL, went offline for 19 hours. The outage inconvenienced more than 6 million subscribers and was a wake-up call for organizations that had come to depend on the connectivity to earn money. So how do you make sure downtime, the thing that is never supposed to happen, never does happen? Start by asking the right questions before making any initial purchases or upgrades to your system.

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