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Driving Digital Transformation SOLUTIONS FOR THE ENERGY SECTOR THE CHALLENGE Large-scale energy producers face enormous challenges while seeking sustainable solutions in the face of rising demand. Production facilities are under pressure to dramatically increase efficiency and reduce costs while maintaining current output, security, and safety standards. Meanwhile, many facilities are burdened with legacy, single-purpose automation systems, often nearing the end of their useful lives. The cost of updating these legacy systems is astronomical, while simply replacing them with more current versions will not deliver the efficiency gains or long-term OPEX reductions necessary to remain competitive. Finally, energy production facilities are in continuous operation, so they cannot be shut down to undergo a single, comprehensive upgrade. Today's connected technologies offer the opportunity to improve efficiency and cut costs, but they bring yet another challenge: security. The more connected systems become, the more vulnerable they are to external tampering. And even legacy hardware not directly connected to the Internet can be subject to attack. THE APPROACH Wind River ® delivers a comprehensive set of solutions that enable energy producers and manufacturers to accelerate the digital transformation of energy facilities and factory floors and quickly start to reap the benefits. A combination of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies, virtualization, containerization, and software-defined architecture from Wind River allows energy producers to centralize and virtualize their industrial control systems ENERGY USE CASE ENERGY SECTOR CHALLENGES • Increase efficiency • Permanently reduce OPEX • Update or replace legacy, single- purpose systems • Improve flexibility and agility to deploy new technologies • Connect and manage plant systems and equipment • Ensure system security to prevent outside intrusion WIND RIVER SOLUTIONS • Wind River Helix Virtualization Platform: A flexible edge compute software platform that can manage unmodified guest OSes running in virtual machines, consolidating workloads for energy production facilities • Wind River Titanium Control: On- premise cloud infrastructure platform that enables digital transformation from legacy hardware to a virtualized automation environment, reducing OPEX and increasing agility • VxWorks: The world's leading RTOS, enabling deterministic applications scaling from very small compute packages • Wind River Linux: Industry-leading open source operating system for connecting, securing, and running embedded systems and applications 1

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