Processing Magazine

Invensys extends virtualization to the control layer

August 14, 2012

HOUSTON — Invensys Operations Management, a global provider of technology systems, software solutions and consulting services to the manufacturing and infrastructure operations industries, announced it has extended its virtualization technology offerings.

Initially focused on the Microsoft HyperV and VMware platforms within its software product lines, the new Invensys offering now includes thin client support and intelligent solutions for the company’s Foxboro I/A Series distributed control system.

With a focus on lowering total cost of ownership and promoting overall project delivery excellence, the new offerings will help customers cut implementation costs; reduce risks; shorten project schedules; improve scheduling integrity; strengthen the ability to respond to project changes; and improve global collaboration.

"This represents an important step forward for Invensys and the industry,” said Barry Young, principal analyst, ARC Advisory Group. “Invensys’ new offering supports a three-point strategy that simplifies efforts and reduces risk when delivering major turnkey projects. This end-to-end concept stands to radically alter the way the industry works with major project customers because it provides greater change agility, more scheduling advantages and deeper collaboration across the implementation team when addressing change orders and meeting production deadlines.”