Today’s requirements for a central SCADA system are tough.
With the ever‑expanding mass of monitoring data and various controls, utility companies and other enterprises in charge of complex processes need an efficient SCADA (supervisory control and data aquisition) system for presenting the data and controls to their human operators. Information security is, of course, a key requirement. It also will not hurt if those parts can be automated that are best handled with no human intervention at all. The system must tolerate faults in its individual components because availability is vital in today’s business environment. At the same time, the system should be flexible and easy to expand according to the company’s needs.