Industrial Networks - IT/OT


Industrial-focused, resilient network architecture designs to meet your current and future bandwidth, latency, and redundancy requirements.

From lightly managed local network segments, to inter-building fiber, to site-to-site secure VPN architectures, we have a solution for your plant.


Leverage a virtual infrastructure to reduce develop/deploy cycles, centralize management, and extend the life of legacy systems.

The virtual platform provides flexibility at the cost of vast array of performance-impacting design choices. Choosing the right host server, storage solution, backup/restore, redundancy, and licensing is the key to success.



Industrial Server and Client hardware requires extended life and support for 24/7/365 operations.

Lucid’s matches the hardware and operating systems to the industrial application. Systems are provided with controlled build documents, application software installed, tested, and life-cycle maintenance schedules


The network is the base upon which all production equipment and data systems are built. 

Lucid’s designs are fully documented, tested, and validated prior to deployment to increase confidence and meet regulatory requirements. Security and reliability is built into the design. Options for monitoring the network and other connected systems provide early actionable alerts.

We understand that these systems need to work the first time, continue to run under heavy use, and be upgradable to keep current with industry trends.

Industrial Network Design Posts


ITOT Converge in Standard Server Rack

Our latest PLC install, smartly nestled in a 19″ server rack. The image speaks volumes about Lucid Automation’s commitment to


Tuning VMs For Industrial Applications

Virtual machines are used at every level because of the value they provide in development, testing, backup, and recovery. But

Retrofitting Stratix 5700 into Existing Biotech Skid

Retrofitting an OEM skid with a Stratix 5700. When buying new equipment be sure to specify, at a minimum, an

Considerations in Mounting DIN Rail Inside Datacenter Racks

Automation is moving into the datacenter. It’s cleaner, cooler, and closer to the IT infrastructure. But there are quite a

Industrial IT/OT Zero Trust

Manufacturing network boundaries are becoming fuzzy as external business applications requiring trusted access to plant data perforate the once rigid

Think Twice Before Scanning That QR Code, Cowboy…

As automation and security experts, we’re here about to lay down some serious wisdom about those sneaky little QR codes

Network Regression Testing

Regression testing of network upgrades is sometimes overlooked when swapping out the core or distribution switches of the factory floor.

Remote Access – Is it time to review?

We often work remotely, but sustained heavy use has highlighted minor inefficiencies and gaps in audit trails (like identifying ESXi