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Virtualization Advantage

Reduce Costs

The virtual platform provides flexibility at the cost of vast array of performance-impacting design choices. Choosing the right host server, storage solution, backup/restore, redundancy, and licensing is the key to success.

Save costs by consolidating servers, reduce energy requirements, and validation of hardware-agnostic software.

Fast Development

Reduce development and factory testing with virtualization. Multiple engineers access a controlled, repeatable environment that is easily transferred to a production environment.

Avoid conflicts integrating new equipment by staging first in a virtual, simulated environment.

Legacy Apps

Legacy app life-cycle is extended with virtualization. Either in a hardware emergency or buy additional time for a proper system upgrade, save on upgrading operating systems, applications, and associated validation.

When ready to upgrade, re-use the virtual environment hardware and licensing for seamless transition into production.

Manufacturing Use of Virtualization
Virtualization is a key component of a manufacturing network design. It has become standard in industry because of its many advantages at all stages of a plant's system life-cycle.

For new systems, the reduction time in development and testing is key. Especially in regulated environments where rigid change control exists. Moving systems from the development environment to the production environment is straight forward.

Systems in their prime can leverage virtualization to consolidate hardware, formalize a disaster recovery plan, or regressively apply redundancy/fail over features. In most cases these can be applied without requiring re-testing of the system

Legacy systems can have their life much beyond the availability of hardware or software upgrade availability. Special considerations will be needed for security of the network, but overall a cost-effective means to keep production going.

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About Lucid

Lucid Automation and Security delivers production critical, technically-difficult industrial automation and network projects on time.

By tackling engaging projects, creating measurable value, and making our client partners look good, we are cultivating an environment in which our employees and partners are proud to associated.

Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, Lucid primarily services the local biotech and pharmaceutical manufacturing industry.

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