Virtualization support for process control systems

Honeywell's virtualization support is designed for its Experion Process Knowledge System (PKS) for DCS and SCADA solutions.

09/07/2011


Honeywell announced the availability of virtualization support for its core product line, Experion Process Knowledge System (PKS) for both Distributed Control System (DCS) and SCADA applications.

For many of today’s manufacturers, the process control environment requires separate servers to support different applications. Virtualization resolves this issue by allowing a single server to simultaneously run multiple operating systems and applications. It also improves reliability by insulating these operating systems from hardware changes and the net benefit to users results in lower operational costs.

HPS’ virtualization offerings are developed with VMware, the world’s largest supplier of virtualization products and solutions. These solutions help industrial plants reduce PC hardware requirements and minimize the frequency and impact of operating system and hardware changes while simplifying overall system management and improving availability, reliability and disaster recovery.

HPS’ holistic approach to industrial virtualization encompasses the delivery and support of virtualization infrastructure uniquely tailored to the needs of the process control industry. Additionally, Honeywell provides a full range of applications that can be supported through virtualization, providing end users with a complete solution right out of the box.

“As the broad shift in the IT industry towards virtualization extends to the industrial marketplace, it’s becoming more and more common to see applications and infrastructure deployed virtually rather than physically,” said Paul Hodge, Experion Infrastructure & HMI Product Manager, Honeywell Process Solutions. “Honeywell is the only company able to deliver total virtualization support for process automation environments. We see virtualization as game- changing, and our offerings have been developed as strategic, long-term automation tools.”

www.honeywell.com

Honeywell International

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