High-end applications at an affordable price
Faster and more reliable communications infrastructure and the rapid advances of the Internet make possible the serving of real-time information and control of remote assets over long distances. To help you adapt to these changes, SCADA as a Service provides a reliable, secure and more cost-effective alternative to the traditional SCADA system.
Rapid advances in technology open many new possibilities for the way utilities conduct their business. Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) and application services can be offered to electric utilities in a worry-free and maintenance-free manner, and are now a viable and innovative business proposition. The following diagram illustrates some of the application possibilities for SCADA as a Service.
Maintaining a traditional (owned) SCADA system requires ever more frequent and increasing costs. Utilities must consider:
Capital investment to replace an aging SCADA system
Software and third-party upgrades
First-party and third-party licenses
Maintenance and vendor support
Data expansion and regulatory compliance
As shown below, over a seven-year period of owning and maintaining a traditional SCADA system, the cumulative cost more than triples the initial capital investment:
A comparison of the costs over a seven-year period shows that SCADA as a Service offers much higher value for a fraction of the cost of the traditional SCADA:
Siemens SCADA as a Service is a service hosted by Siemens Smart Grid Software. Our SCADA as a Service offers the advantages and benefits enjoyed by large utilities on a monthly subscription basis, including:
State-of-the-art software and hardware technology
Industry standard degree of availability with multiple levels of redundancy
High levels of physical and cyber security
Mirrored hot standby backup data center facility
Dual provider telecom connection
Dual data encryption
24x7 system monitoring and customer service
Our SCADA as a Service team will work with you to identify your specific challenges, goals, and priorities. We will then design a SCADA solution tailored to meet your unique needs and your requirements. We will review the design with you and discuss options.
Following your approval of the design, we will implement, test and install the solution. We will provide training to your operators. Our experts will be available to answer your questions.
Our focus on security makes Siemens SCADA as a Service a sought after choice for electric utilities seeking low-cost NERC-compliant solutions.
Physical security perimeter
Multiple levels of redundancy
Wide Area Network security
Dual end-to-end data encryption
System access security