We can provide a complete IT service from network design, installation and configuration though to creating a fully redundant VMware infrastructure. We can advise and implement a disaster recovery strategy and backup solutions tailored to how critical your data is and work within your production schedule and budget...
IT systems within a factory environment are often installed and evolve over a number of years often not taking into account modern industrial demands on a factory Ethernet network. With ERP, MES and SCADA systems along with PLC and I/O devices all requiring a place on the factory network, the design and implementation...
Along with our partners we specialise in data cabling for industrial and office environments. With more and more devices becoming Ethernet enabled within the industrial environment, not just ERP, MES, SCADA and PLC’s but CCTV, access control systems and real-time data monitoring, it is even more important your network capacity can cope...
1 Your systems are only as good as the infrastructure they sit on. Key to this infrastructure is a reliable, secure and scalable network that provides the facility to support not only directory services for your client and servers but also your control and PLC data and Ethernet based I\O. In modern industry, real-time monitoring and reporting of your processes along with KPIs and a built in resiliency are some of the systems and attributes that your network needs to be able to cope with. We have experience in all aspects of network services from design and installation through to continuous monitoring and alerting.
2 There is currently a revolution going on in IT called virtualisation. Manufacturing industries stand to benefit most from this technology by minimising server downtime at planned maintenance outages and increased reliability by utilising a redundant architecture which self-heals itself in the event of a failure. VMware can host your SCADA systems alongside your MES and real-time monitoring systems providing a robust and reliable framework for your mission critical servers that facilitate the flexibility needed for a manufacturing environment.
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3 At the heart of all systems, whether they be ERP, MES, SCADA, HMIs or programming terminals they all need a reliable platform and be able to connect seamlessly with each other. We have experience in providing this facility through Microsoft Active Directory. We can provide you with an environment that will allow centralised control of all user and computer accounts and with the implementation of Microsoft’s Group Policy Objects we can provide you with the facility to lock down your desktops or HMI screens so that only authorised users have access to certain resources, we can deploy software packages centrally and setup a centralised patch management facility.
4 In an office environment backups and disaster recovery procedures have been built into the IT support services for some time now. Within the manufacturing and industrial environment factory IT systems are relatively new and have evolved over a number of years and backups and disaster recovery strategies have tended to be overlooked. With more and more industries reliant on factory IT systems and infrastructures there is an even greater need within this environment for a reliable and robust disaster recovery strategy. Not only is it sufficient to back up your data but it is key to have a backup and restore procedure for all components of your IT infrastructure.