Virtualization on the plant floor

While IT networks already use virtualization extensively, its benefits are moving into industrial networks. Five diverse viewpoints on its advantages and implementation are offered.

02/04/2013


The topic of virtualization for manufacturing environments is a major discussion, so we are approaching it from a variety of viewpoints. Below are the stories written from industry professionals and their viewpoints on virtualization.

 

Key concepts

  • Virtualization represents a huge advance in industrial network design and implementation.
  • This technology is well proven in IT applications and is moving into manufacturing.
  • A thorough understanding of the technology and appropriate planning are key to effective implementation. 

Go online

  • Read this story online for additional discussion of each topic.
  • Get more information from the companies involved:

www.cisco.com

www.eaton.com

www.honeywellprocess.com

http://iom.invensys.com

www.rockwellautomation.com


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