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Virtualization goes mainstream

07.01.2013  |  Reynolds, P.,  ARC Advisory Group, 

Keywords: [process control] [automation] [software] [PC] [virtualization]

Virtualization, a computing approach that decouples hardware and software, is rapidly gaining traction in the traditionally conservative automation and control industry. With its roots in the information technology (IT) world, virtualization was initially met with skepticism for industrial applications. But this has changed. Acceptance is now largely driven by end users demanding lower costs and increased efficiency of existing computing resources.

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