MDT Software Expands Change Management Solution to Include Support for PC Backup
The AutoSave PC Backup & Recovery module is designed to manage the creation of disk images and incremental revisions and store these in the AutoSave system. This product addresses an IT/OT alignment challenge in plant automation by allowing plant floor employees to manage their PC backups through the same application that manages device changes while providing IT with oversight of backups of PC systems used in plant operation.
This module interfaces to the Acronis Backup & Recovery 11 Workstation application to provide on-demand backups for entire PC hard drives, designation partitions or specific folders or files. The Acronis application takes a 'snapshot' of the disk using Acronis' patented disk imaging technologies and then AutoSave stores each data set as a unique revision while maintaining prior revisions. Users can define how many revisions are stored in the AutoSave system. In providing this common central repository of disk images, plant personnel are empowered to manage their own PC data using the same application they use to manage changes in their automation device programs. Other benefits include:
· The IT department can monitor PC backups on the plant floor increasing the IT/OT alignment of the organization with effective management of valuable operational technology assets.
· PC image revisions are available for rapid recovery from AutoSave server.
· A single Change Management System is used for both automation and PC imaging needs
· Provide a automation backup solution for PC-based controls and some HMIs
· Allows for a faster migration to new hardware with quick retrieval of all data, operating system and settings.
“The AutoSave PC Backup & Recovery module further expands the unmatched range of software supported by AutoSave to provide plant-wide change control for rapid disaster recovery,” explains Gary Gillespie, vice president and general manager of MDT software. “MDT is committed to the continual development of innovative solutions to ease our customers change control burdens. It is innovations such as the PC Backup & Recovery solution that have made MDT AutoSave the corporate standard for change management in many of the world's most advanced manufacturing facilities.”
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Allows for a faster migration to new hardware with quick retrieval of all data, operating system and settings.www.acronis.com/backuprecovery/advanced-workstation/. For more information on the AutoSave PC Back-Up & Recovery product please visit: www.mdt-software.com/Products/PC_backup.html.