How Edge Computing Solutions Converged OT and IT, and Shortened FAT/SAT Cycles for a Life Sciences Customer

A webinar with the CSIA featuring RoviSys

Working with a large Life Sciences company, RoviSys, a global automation SI, proposed a fault tolerant Edge Computing solution to increase reliability of the company’s manufacturing operations and GAMP reporting. The solution dramatically simplified IT infrastructure and enabled the OT team to deploy and maintain new infrastructure without on-site IT support. Importantly, RoviSys’ key to success was running a successful PoC and using a solution that reduced FAT/SAT from weeks to days. With the trust built from this success, RoviSys has expanded its end user engagement for additional projects.

Aaron Hoffman, Systems Engineer at RoviSys, will share how the team:

  • Developed an Edge Computing solution to supplant traditional server clusters, improve data reliability, and consolidate software workloads
  • Standardized and scaled computing throughout different Life Sciences facilities and use cases
  • Reduced the test and validation process from weeks to days
  • Summarized the benefits of Edge Computing from an SI’s point-of-view

Featured Speakers

Aaron Hoffman
Systems Engineer, RoviSys
Mr. Hoffman is an experienced Virtualization Engineer with a demonstrated history of working in the industrial automation industry. He is skilled in Palo Alto Networks, Virtualization, Networking, Cisco Systems Products, and Fortinet. Aaron has a strong information technology professional with a Bachelor of Applied Science – BASc focused in Electrical Engineering Technologies/Technicians from Youngstown State University.

Lisa Richter
Director of Industry Outreach and Growth, Control System Integrators Association
As CSIA’s director of industry outreach and growth, Lisa Richter helps CSIA members grow their businesses, share industry expertise and advance the industry of control system integration. She is also host of the Talking Industrial Automation podcast on the Industrial Automation Exchange, a smart directory for SIs, suppliers and end users to learn and do business.

Frank Hill
Director of Business Development, Rockwell Automation
Global Partnership Manager, Stratus Technologies
A Rockwell Automation alumnus with over 25 years of experience in the industrial market. Mr. Hill currently manages Stratus’ global partnership with Rockwell Automation. Mr. Hill has a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Business Administration degree from Brigham Young University.

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