Server Virtualization for Automation Systems

Server Virtualization for Automation Systems

September speaker:
Brian Fields, Stratus Technologies, Channel Manager / Northeast US.
Brian Fields holds a B.Sc. from the University of Waterloo and has held various software development, consulting, and sales positions with IBM Canada, CrownTek (IT Services), and Stratus Technologies.


Server Virtualization for Automation Systems
Presentation addresses the benefits, and risks, of virtualizing your critical manufacturing applications.

Manufacturers are adopting new IT solutions on an unprecedented scale to meet efficiency, quality and regulatory compliance goals. Any time that you rely on complex integrated IT solutions in production environments, service interruptions quickly become unacceptable.

As computing servers become increasingly more powerful, organizations are employing virtualization technologies to consolidate multiple applications (SCADA/HMI, Historian, Terminal Services) onto single hardware systems to reduce costs and simplify operations.

While application consolidation has many significant benefits, significant risks exist when the underlying platform (including hardware, software, and communications) may not be sufficiently robust. Platform faults could cause a facility-wide outage, and worse, a long and costly recovery time.

This discussion will cover the different methods to make virtual systems robust and will cover software and hardware solutions to keep the process system running.


Stratus Technologies 31 Sheffield Lane West Chester, PA 19380

DATE and TIME: Wednesday September 23, 2015: Open 5:15 PM – Light meal at 5:30 PM (Cost $12.50); Meeting starts at 6:30 PM – Speaker’s presentation and discussion 6:45 PM to 7:45 PM – Vendor displays and socialize before and after talk.

LOCATION: Rumsey Electric Automation Solutions —
15 Colwell Lane, Conshohocken, Pa 19428 Phone: (610) 832-9000 Fax: (610) 941-8181

DIRECTIONS: Google directions from your location.

MEAL COST: $12.50, payable online or at the door via cash or credit card. Please contact Sue DiPaolo by Monday, September 21st by E-mail: , or by phone: 610-238-1067.

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