- November 07, 2014
- Emerson Automation Solutions
November 7, 2014 - Emerson updates Virtual Studio software to expand virtualization capabilities in the DeltaV distributed control system (DCS) for easy implementation and management of on-line production and off-line development, test and training systems. While many large manufacturing companies have used virtualization for years in their IT departments, DeltaV Virtual Studio is designed specifically for process control systems, with a workflow and feature set that is intuitive and familiar to automation engineers. Prebuilt virtual machine templates enable easy virtual machine creation without software installation. Every virtual machine created comes with all standard DeltaV system operating settings and network connections pre-defined to ensure consistent, error-free configuration and implementation. The latest DeltaV Virtual Studio release also includes enhanced high availability and disaster recovery options. Various architecture and hardware solutions let facility managers pick the level of availability their system needs in response to any possible disruptive event. Also new in DeltaV Virtual Studio v2.3 is the ability to live migrate critical applications from affected hardware to minimize downtime during system maintenance or hardware upgrades.
“Our customers recognize the benefits virtualization offers for workstation consolidation and ease of system maintenance,” said Emerson’s chief strategic officer Peter Zornio, “but they need those benefits without added complexity and with little or no system downtime. With DeltaV Virtual Studio, they can quickly, easily create virtual DeltaV workstations without the complexity that used to require a specialist.”
About Emerson Process Management Emerson Process Management, an Emerson business, is a leader in helping businesses automate their production, processing and distribution in the chemical, oil and gas, refining, pulp and paper, power, water and wastewater treatment, mining and metals, food and beverage, life sciences and other industries. The company combines superior products and technology with industry-specific engineering, consulting, project management and maintenance services. Its brands include PlantWeb, Syncade, DeltaV, Fisher, Bettis, Micro Motion, Rosemount, Daniel, Ovation and AMS Suite. About Emerson Emerson (NYSE:EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world. The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions. Sales in fiscal 2013 were $24.7 billion.