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Rockwell Automation's Infrastructure-as-a-Service

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Rockwell Automation has introduced its Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) to address the challenge of designing, deploying and maintaining a secure and robust network infrastructure within industry.

“Companies of all sizes are eager to digitally transform their operations in a connected enterprise, but many are limited in their ability to connect their infrastructure,” said Sherman Joshua, connected services portfolio manager, Rockwell Automation. “Often, a combination of time, talent and budgetary constraints hold them back. IaaS helps relieve these pressures by combining turnkey networking solutions with our highest level of support.”

IaaS is offered with two Rockwell Automation pre-engineered network solutions: the Industrial Data Center (IDC) and the Industrial Network Distribution Solution (INDS). These solutions are designed for industrial use and incorporate industry-leading technologies from Rockwell Automation Strategic Alliance partners Cisco, Panduit and Microsoft.

Rockwell’s IDC provides all the hardware and software needed to transition to a virtualized environment and is designed to deliver high availability and fault tolerance. INDS is a network distribution package that helps end-users achieve secure, high-capacity connectivity between the control room and throughout the plant floor.

Under an IaaS contract, Rockwell Automation will size, assemble and test the infrastructure, including configuration and on-site deployment at the customer’s facility. Contracts include 24/7 remote monitoring of critical system parameters to help prevent outages and failures, as well as proactive system maintenance and checks to improve reliability.

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