Building Control Systems Virtualisation and Control

ABS Engineering in conjunction with VMware offers a solution to support and maintain control and SCADA systems that are limited by physical limitations or age on a PC or Server. Out of support operating systems and hardware that can be business critical is not ideal. One of the many advantages of a controls system virtualisation is that multiple, independent, virtual operating systems on a single computer can co exist on new hardware, as physical resources can be pooled together giving additional resources if required to various systems.

Hardware virtualisation or platform virtualisation refers to the creation of a virtual machine that acts like a real computer with an operating system. Software executed on these virtual machines is separated from the underlying hardware resources and can be easily backed up and restored on a disaster recovery.