A converged ICT design for a new factory

One of our customers requested a converged ICT design that was simple, sustainable, safe and expandable for the start-up of an entire new plant. More than 1,000 IP devices had to be integrated. We started with the physical segmentation of Office, DMZ and Production networks. Ring structures were used to reduce cabling costs and increase redundancy. We then logically segmented each network using VLANs. The server room was structured in such a way that it could automatically fix any type of hardware error using VMware High Availability and redundant switches.
Using virtualization and thin clients, we ensured that 40 user stations automatically receive their published applications and can be replaced within minutes.
Finally, redundant firewalls were installed for secure office access, remote assistance and diagnostics. The system has been running smoothly for several years and our customer is expanding the factory with a new production line and user stations. No additional hardware is required for the virtualized server room.