Secure, highly available, easy-to-manage IT infrastructure in the data center and out at sea
The maritime industry could be seen as one of the most volatile environments at the edge. Potentially harsh climates, distance to on-shore facilities, and different international stakeholders all contribute to creating complex and uncertain conditions that affect the safety and security of maritime organizations.
The explosion of sensors and "things" on a ship are one of the biggest security risks. Bridging the gap between the IoT devices, operational technology and the main onboard IT systems is crucial.
Running a highly available and secure IT infrastructure is an absolute must - but this can be a complex and costly endeavor, especially when there is little to no IT knowledge on a ship. IT infrastructure onboard must be easy to implement, update and maintain, and all at a low TCO.
“We were looking for ways to evolve our onboard IT infrastructure across our fleet. In the last several years, requirements for key infrastructure systems on board have changed. Each vessel now has two or more operational critical applications on its server infrastructure, meaning we really can’t afford any downtime. We need to be able to sustain equipment failure and still continue to operate."
IT Technical Lead
Northern Marine Charts Its Course with Scale Computing
Replacing or repairing any part of a ship’s onboard operating environment is very complex and can take days to fix, depending on the ship’s location. For Northern Marine, highly available, reliable IT infrastructure that was easy to manage was a must, and optimizing operations with self-healing, automated infrastructure for all applications was a critical next step.
Made for the Demands of Maritime IT Infrastructure
White Paper: Technology Innovation at Sea
Scale Computing provides this white paper to explain the increased dependence on the combination of onboard IT infrastructure, the cloud and central, shore-based data centers. This paper is intended for shipowners, fleet managers, and IT staff implementing and managing maritime information technology