Using virtualization mechanisms can increase hardware utilization while increasing availability. In the field of automation, e.g. All components can be virtualized, from the workstations to entire networks, including the firewalls, to the controllers of the control system, as described in the Automation section. In addition, completely new and much more effective mechanisms can be implemented for data protection and the defense against malicious software.
In our solutions, we prefer the proven open source systems kvm / libvirt or Xen (also based on OpenStack and Proxmox), but we also implement our solutions on the basis of proprietary systems, such as our own. VMware.