In a technical article for the September edition of SPS Magazin, Georg Stöger, Director Training and Consulting, takes a look at virtualization in industrial environments. He shows that industrial PCs (IPCs) and smartphones have a lot in common as they are both able to consolidate a range of different functionalities (apps) on one single piece of hardware.
The article reviews the advantages of virtualization of applications for industrial automation:
Software virtualization may also pose some risks when used in a factory. However, the right tools and strategies can help to mitigate these challenges. Comprehensive IT/OT software management platforms like Nerve support and simplify software virtualization with virtual machines (VM) and Docker containers as well as the management of software and devices on the edge. Nerve also comes with integrated security functions and role-based access control to ensure smooth running of the system and data security.
Read the full article „Virtuelle Konsolidierung: Was industrielle PCs und Smartphones gemeinsam haben“ (in German language) online or in the print version:
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