Fast and Effective
Due to ageing hardware and difficulty of migrating controls apps to a new platform ( a total rebuild, reconfig, re-commissioning would be needed) virtualisation of servers was chosen to improve availability and recoverability. There was doubt as to whether w2000k based server, real time controls, data-links / databases, HMIs, engineering and diagnostics would work properly. Advantage worked through these issues with us, trial runs were made on hot-spare systems and came up with a fast and effective way of virtualising this, thereby reducing risk for our business. Control systems server and history system servers are now virtual, and can be remotely supported by Advantage experts so Mill staff can concentrate on process controls and drink more beer.