Cloud-based SCADA

Securely Run Your SCADA Application on Any Cloud Platform

  • Secure Connection
  • Lower Cost of Ownership
  • Disaster Recovery

WCloud SCADAhat is Cloud SCADA?

‘The Cloud’ is the ideology of using vast amounts of connected remote servers to store and process digital information. Systems and data collected are stored off-site, easily accessible via a secure web connection.

Cloud based SCADA is a solution delivered through a provider, who maintains computing/hardware resources such as servers, networks and storage to name but a few. The operator accesses the offsite system, through a secure web connection. 

Generally, the operator can select either a public or a private cloud based SCADA application. Public cloud SCADA is usually situated within a shared environment, whereby the solution provider owns the infrastructure and distributes appropriate resources to its customers. Privately owned cloud SCADA solutions exist solely for a single user, or organisation. They may still be operated by the provider, but offer enhanced security benefits for those who require it.

Cloud Based SCADA SoftwareWhy use Cloud SCADA

Cloud based SCADA certainly does carry benefits. Migrating to the cloud mitigates the running costs often associated with updating and replacing hardware, such as PCs and servers, as the cloud-based SCADA operates in a virtual environment. Cost of implementation is often spread across the life of the system, on a software as a service (SaaS) subscription model, whereby traditional SCADA systems require a significant upfront cost to deploy.

This model offers enhanced flexibility compared to traditional SCADA deployments, as the operator can scale the service to actual requirements, rather than potentially spending more than is required to cover forecasted levels of operation over the lifetime of the system. Reliability is enhanced with Cloud SCADA, with software and hardware being routinely upgraded, at no additional cost to the user, ensuring the most up-to-date system is available.

Cloud SCADA systems are securely backed up offsite, for disaster recovery purposes, which mitigates the risk of any potential downtime due to equipment damage or natural disasters. Secure migration of user data is paramount, assurances and mechanisms are supplied by the provider, to ensure the users sensitive data is protected when stored in an offsite cloud based SCADA system.

Cloud Based SCADACloud Based SCADA Solutions

Cloud SCADA applications are an attractive option for many, often with the benefits of reduced overheads, fast installation, and almost limitless scalability. ICONICS is leading the way in cloud-based SCADA solutions with applications to help customers embrace the Internet of Things (IoT).

The ICONICS application stack was born cloud-ready and the majority of our deployed cloud SCADA systems run on cloud-ready virtual machines. ICONICS applications and cloud connector technology leverage Microsoft’s public, private, or hybrid cloud infrastructure to increase collaboration and efficiency without compromising security. It enables users to distribute their application to scale and adapt to the changing needs of their business, with instant access to KPIs and critical information from any device.

Cloud SCADA SoftwareYes! We Speak IoT

There are several different transport protocols to choose from when it comes to connecting process, factory and building automation devices to the Internet of Things. While there will likely never be a single “winner” amongst them, ICONICS believes it is important to continue to adhere to open standards for maximum interoperability between devices and applications.

Each transport protocol offers its own unique set of pros and cons that make it apparent that, when it comes to IoT applications, it is more important to offer the power of choice, rather than just one broad solution. Need a hassle-free managed service for your data visualisation solution? ICONICS provides a fully managed hosted cloud based SCADA solution for your application on our ICONICS Cloud Solution.

Join universities, government and other businesses that already run solutions hosted by ICONICS. Our products make use of the Internet of things.

Cloud SCADA DashboardCloud SCADA Licensing Models: PaaS vs SaaS

Deploying cloud solutions requires a different way of thinking.

Our service offerings include Platform as a Service – where you deploy the ICONICS platform externally as an extension to your network with no IT capital costs, but total control over deployed service including making changes to the solution as required without restriction. With a full Software as a Service offering, you have no infrastructure, maintenance or uptime responsibility and have an annual subscription payment model.

Hosted Cloud SCADA Solutions

Need a hassle-free managed service for your data visualisation solution? ICONICS provides a fully managed hosted cloud based SCADA solution for your application on our ICONICS Cloud Solution.

Join universities, government and other businesses that already run solutions hosted by ICONICS. Our products make use of the Internet of things, ICONICS integrate with the leading transport protocols into its IoT Gateway Suite.

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