Operational reliability benefits from the integration of production and IT
Is it your goal to eliminate unplanned downtime? To do this you would normally need to monitor the IT servers, systems, data traffic and applications, as well as all your industrial systems with various machine protocols of the so-called OT in a monitoring solution to protect them. For many sectors this is a major digitalisation challenge. Our answer is a securely networked solution with new monitoring scenarios that meets the requirements of the networked systems, recognises risks and then intercepts them at an early stage.
Today, many types of systems in industry and manufacturing are classified as business critical – this does not require a supply infrastructure any more. Uninterrupted operation is relevant to success. Typical operational interruptions are due to individual failure, technical causes or cybercrime – ideally, such scenarios should never occur; preventive measures are required.
Solution concepts for monitoring purposes are common topics in the IT sector. Corresponding systems work on the basis of various Internet protocols (IP) and are designed for use in IT administration. However, industrial machines, control terminals and similar systems or logic controllers use different interfaces. What is therefore needed is a monitoring solution which, in addition to integration into IT systems, as a communication solution also speaks the OT (Operational Technology) language of industrial systems and offers the necessary interfaces and protocols.
Today monitoring solutions are required which, in the course of plant networking and heterogeneous IT/OT environments, consolidate data and make it usable in a comprehensive manner. Your future control centre for information from processes and process chains displays all the relevant data and allows the design of comprehensive monitoring functions and alerting mechanisms.
Compared to in-house developments, solutions “as a service” from specialised suppliers are the better and cheaper choice. In combination with flexible gateways, which build the bridge between OT and IT, powerful solutions are created to significantly improve plant availability.
The monitoring services of our solution partner Paessler AG offer allround functionality for your monitoring centre, and support standard providers, systems and applications. In future they will oversee an overall infrastructure.
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