In the third article in our new virtualization series, we take a closer look at how virtualization helps companies achieve high application availability — as high as 99.999 percent — critical in an always-on world.
In this second article in our virtualization series, we take a closer look the benefits of virtualization, especially how it can provide the perfect solution for desktop environments.
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
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.
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.
Virginia-based New Kent County Department of Public Utilities provides safe, reliable, cost-effective, and environmentally sustainable utility services. Watch their story of how they went from a complex, multi-server solution to a simple to use, redundant system for operations.
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VMware and Stratus: Better Together
Enterprise Strategy Group’s Principal Analyst, Jason Buffington, discusses how organizations that believe solving an availability weakness requires an “either”/”or” decision should reconsider, because infrastructures built upon VMware can increase the availability of their mission critical systems (without changes to IT strategy, management, or applications) by utilizing fault tolerant servers as their hosts.
Increasing the Availability of VMware Virtual Machines Is about “And” Instead of “Or”
This Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) Solution Showcase highlights statistics from an ESG survey of 250 IT decision makers on the specific challenges today’s organizations experience in trying to attain availability in their virtualized environments. With only 16% of respondents stating “everything runs reasonably well,” this leaves 84% looking for something different, or as a supplement to what they are doing today.
By reading this paper you will fully comprehend these challenges and best practices including:
- ESG’s Data Protection and Availability Spectrum
- Understanding your recovery goals (VM host availability vs. RTO )
- Application start-time unpredictability
- Why you should consider a VMware AND Stratus fault-tolerant server(s)
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