Resilient Architecture

Resilient Architecture

Cutting edge system architecture design underpins the quality of Astec implementations

All Astec’s implementations are underpinned by quality cutting edge system architecture designs with deep domain and product expertise. This makes the difference between a middle-of-the-road solution and an extraordinary one.

Best practice

Alignment of operational technologies with IT standards is foundational to digital transformation. Astec has led the way in IT-centric software engineering for the complete production life cycle, from delivery of raw product, scheduling and supply chain to packaging and distribution.

Paired with  in our Patch Management and Backup Management services, best practice is assured with Astec Solutions. Quality hardware, leading standards and our expert team set your operation on course for the future.

Powerful virtualisation

Astec has championed virtualisation of manufacturing systems for over a decade, using established VMware and Hyper-Vsoftware to deliver secure, resilient and robust solutions.

The virtual platform can be leveraged to protect against security threats and recover quickly from disruption, while eliminating the need to run costly multiple physical servers. Prevalent in IT system architecture, virtualisation is a mature technology proven to reduce risk and improve return on investment. Fewer physical servers reduce energy overheads, and flexible architecture makes resource re-allocation straightforward when requirements change.

Onboarding and training

Astec provides full on-site and remote training so customers are able to support and maintain the system in-house – both in the short and long term. Upgrades are made quick and painless using virtual templates, and the virtualised system can be part of a private infrastructure, cloud based, or a hybrid configuration, depending on individual requirements.

Outcomes of IT compliant OT

Increase your bottom line

  • Reduce scheduled and unscheduled downtime
  • Save space and associated costs
  • Reduced energy / carbon footprint
  • Reduced engineering costs from easier system deployment, maintenance and test simulations

Layered Defence

  • Virtual machines are isolated to contain failures
  • Secure network using firewalls
  • Restricted user access to host provides additional layer of security
  • Up to date anti-virus software on hyper-visor and security patches installed whenever necessary
  • Separation of corporate network to protect production network

Astec Support

Patch Management Service

Keeping your systems up to date is critical. By partnering with Astec for Patch Management, you can mitigate cyber-security threats.

Our expert teams are ready to help with a fully-managed service with flexible options for frequency. With a detailed patch review, testing and deployment regime, you can gain peace of mind in your operations security and efficiency.

Backup Management Service

Ensuring operational continuity in the face of the uncertainty

Is your operation vulnerable to ransomware? From beginning to end, our team test, schedule and deploy patches to eliminate cyber-security threats and improve operational performance.

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