Press Release Summary:
As fully domain integrated server imaging solution, Control System Server Backup Service accelerates restoration of critical control system servers and clients following disaster or computer failure. Automated functionality ensures control system server backups are readily available to restore system operation with exact disk image of software application and OS. Bootable CD enables immediate restoration of critical servers/clients and complete system restoration takes less than 1 hr.
Original Press Release:
ABB Control System Server Backup Service Enables Rapid Restoration of System Servers and Clients
Backups include operating system, databases and all applications
Wickliffe, OH, November 17, 2009--ABB, the leading power and automation technology company, announced the release of the Control System Server Backup Service. The service provides a fully domain integrated server imaging solution that enables rapid restoration of critical control system servers and clients following a disaster or computer failure.
"This service fills a huge need for every process manufacturer and utility. An in-place system backup process minimizes required downtime in case of a failure. Without one, reestablishing a system is costly and time consuming," noted David Macy, US ABB Service, Technical Advisor Manager. Because the backups are programmed to occur automatically, they are current and available when a system must be restored."
The service ensures that reliable control system server backups are readily available after a disaster to restore system operation with an exact disk image of the ABB software application and operating system. The provided bootable CD enables immediate restoration of critical servers and clients. This also allows for complete system restoration to original server/client hardware; different system hardware; or newer models of hardware quickly and easily, usually in less than an hour.
Backups include operating system, databases, and all applications for every server and workstation included in the control system.
The service is available for all ABB process control systems, quality control systems, and third party Microsoft® Windows-based systems. It includes a site survey, recommendations for backup procedure, and implementation strategy, as well as planning, custom workstation configuration, scheduling, delivery, and restoration training.
The service meets 2009 North America Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) compliance requirements to maintain and test, regularly scheduled server backups.
For additional information contact the ABB North America Customer Service Center:
1-800-HELP-365, option 2 for process control, then option 1 for service. Or email NAService_info@us.abb.com.
ABB (www.abb.com) is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 120,000 people.