Industrial Automation’s Unique Challenges and the Risks of Unplanned Downtime

Industrial organisations 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 presents industrial organisations with opportunities as well as challenges, and increases the need for a modernised infrastructure which is simple, flexible and Always-On.

Industrial plants need critical software and systems to run continuously

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IF SYSTEMS FAIL UNEXPECTEDLY, THE OPERATIONAL AND FINANCIAL IMPACT CAN BE SEVERE

$20B*

IMPACT OF UNSCHEDULED DOWNTIME IN PROCESS INDUSTRIES
or 5% of production
*Aberdeen Group

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INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION’S UNIQUE CHALLENGES

  • Long lifecycles of equipment and industrial applications
  • Upgrades and migrations further increase life expectancy of plant assets
  • Always-on complex processes require constant monitoring and uninterrupted operations
  • Most systems are interlinked with other software, e.g ERP, MES etc.
  • Adoption of virtualisation has brought efficiencies but also complexity

TIPS TO AVOID DOWNTIME

  • Modernise and upgrade equipment
  • Replace older systems that take longer to restore when they fail
  • Put reliable technology which also allows for continuous visibility of the plant
  • Remember – IT stoppages or failures can directly cause production delays
  • Virtualised servers can be a single point of failure for multiple applications – make sure they are fault tolerant

For over 30 years Stratus has focused on delivering solutions that keep critical applications running 24/7/365

Stratus has thousands of customers in the UK & Globally

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Stratus Always-On Solutions in Industrial Automation

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Continuous Availability

99.999% continuous application availability without loss of data in flight

Cost Effective

Standards based platform and software deployable from the datacenter to the edge, manageable by non-IT staff

Operationally Simple

Prevention of downtime secures reputation, lowers cost and guarantees data integrity and compliance

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