In a prior blog post regarding redundancy, we learned how critical it is to plan for redundancy in the Industrial Automation space. We covered how the TOP Server Media-Level Redundancy Plug-In facilitates duplicate or backup systems used to maintain reliable communications with the critical components in your environment which in turn minimizes data loss and increases the availability of your critical industrial data.
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The engineering definition of redundancy is “the inclusion of extra components which are not strictly necessary to functioning, in case of failure in other components.” In the Industrial Automation space, redundancy is critical. Not planning for redundancy can easily result in vulnerability to financial losses due to unexpected downtime. There are multiple types of redundancy in the industry. In this blog, we will be covering “Media-Level Redundancy”.
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For many industries, where having access to process data is critical, it's common to implement redundancy on many levels to ensure there is no disruption to data collection. While there are different levels of redundancy, the one we see users most interested in is with OPC data source redundancy.
The following short video blog demonstrates step-by-step just how easy it is to configure the Cogent DataHub to handle redundant failover between OPC UA data sources, OPC DA data sources and more.
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In this edition of OPC Talk with Win and Marc, we’re going to address some common questions we get about redundancy involving OPC software. If you’re new to the industrial automation space and want to learn more about redundancy in automation in general, visit our Demystifying Redundancy in Automation blog post.
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This is Part 9 of our “25 Things to Consider when Choosing an OPC Tunnel” series. Will a tunneler support redundant tunnel paths?
Redundancy is typically a more complex topic than it might sound especially if your automation control architecture is extensive and has multiple layers. Redundancy has different meanings to different people for different applications.
This blog post will outline reasons why it's important for an OPC tunneling solution to support redundant paths for applications where it is essential minimize the risks of failure when transferring your control data and what questions to ask.