Industrial Automation’s Unique Challenges and the Risks of Unplanned Downtime
Industrial organizations require continuous application availability and data integrity. Unplanned downtime of HMI/SCADA software, Historians or other industrial automation systems can drastically impact productivity, quality management, data collection and overall plant effectiveness.
The advent of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) presents industrial organizations with opportunities as well as challenges, and increases the need for a modernized infrastructure which is simple, flexible and Always-On.
IF SYSTEMS FAIL UNEXPECTEDLY, THE OPERATIONAL AND FINANCIAL IMPACT CAN BE SEVERE
IMPACT OF UNSCHEDULED DOWNTIME IN PROCESS INDUSTRIES
or 5% of production
Reducing operational costs and boosting efficiency levels is easier said than done when dealing with outdated OT infrastructures. But, how can you evolve your operations to be enabled by IIOT without pursuing a total upgrade right out of the gate? At Stratus, we recommend a step-by-step approach.
While the benefits of server virtualization at the corporate data center are receiving a great deal of attention, its ability to address lifecycle management issues may make virtualization even more compelling at the manufacturing plant. Along with the advantages, however, come additional challenges and risks. This paper offers best practices you can use to benefit from server virtualization today, while avoiding mistakes that could affect the availability and performance of business-critical manufacturing IT.
Stratus for Industrial Automation
Stratus takes the complexity out of keeping business critical applications running 24/7. Our technologies proactively prevent instances of unplanned downtime both in the data center and at the edge, and our services ensure any issues are addressed before customers need to.
Process and discrete manufacturing organizations across the globe have been relying on Stratus for operationally simple, continuous availability for more than 35 years.
99.999% continuous application availability without loss of data in flight
Standards based platform and software deployable from the datacenter to the edge, manageable by non-IT staff
Prevention of downtime secures reputation, lowers cost and guarantees data integrity and compliance