As a long-term Siemens Solution Partner, TRIPS contributes its know-how and expertise for automation solutions in a wide range of sectors of the process industry. With COMOS as an object-oriented engineering tool and the integrated communication infrastructure for data across a wide range of engineering disciplines, TRIPS is already setting new standards in plant engineering in the process industry. Now the system house is the first to provide “COMOS as a Service” in the TRIPS Cloud for a current project.

This is a cloud-based version in which all those involved in the engineering process can access and work on a uniform database. By fully virtualizing the infrastructure, the high entry costs of this solution are greatly reduced and, at the same time, secure storage of the data in the Microsoft Azure data centers in Germany is made possible. However, the complexity of virtualization solutions lies in the implementation, the complicated licensing structures, the customization of the solutions and the procurement of special server hardware.

TRIPS provides its capabilities to simplify the adoption of COMOS as a Service in the following ways:

TRIPS covers:

  • der gesamten technischen Aspekte der Lösungsimplementierung
  • alle Wartungsarbeiten und alle Probleme bei der Fehlerbehebung

Payment structure is:

  • Reduziert auf ein transparentes OPEX-Modell
  • einfache Skalierbarkeit bei steigender oder sinkender Nachfrage

Custom projects are supported by TRIPS through expertise of:

  • durch Spezialisten im Bereich der Automatisierungstechnik
  • sowie finanzielle Beratung bei Großprojekten
  • Projektleitung für Proof-of-Concept-Themen im Bereich der Automatisierung

Professionally built data infrastructure offers:

  • in zertifizierten und standardisierten Rechenzentren
  • Datenwiederherstellung über mehrere Microsoft Rechenzentren, die von TRIPS verwaltet werden
Figure 1: Login and TRIPS Cloud user interface

By logging into the TRIPS Cloud virtual workspace with a unique login and password, the desired function can be started (see Figure 1). In the example below, a virtual machine is started with a familiar Windows 10 operating system, which greatly flattens the learning curve of a new user. Here the familiar COMOS interface can be launched and used (see Figure 2). All in all, the difference for an end user is that after logging in to a PC, they have to log in to the TRIPS Cloud.

Figure 2: Windows 10 and COMOS start page

The benefits of having COMOS as a Cloud compared to a traditional infrastructure are many. However, the main benefits are as follow:

Full managed service

  • Verwaltete Infrastruktur (z.B. COMOS-Datenbank, COMOS-Updates)
  • Eindeutige Benutzerkonten für jeden Benutzer
  • Lizenzen für Windows und COMOS
  • Service-Überwachung zur Identifizierung von Vorfällen
  • Schnelle Bereitstellung neuer Benutzer

Scalable & Affordable

  • Einfache Kostenkalkulation durch transparente OPEX-Struktur
  • Einfache und schnelle Skalierbarkeit


  • Automatisierte Backups Ihrer COMOS-Daten
  • Integrierte Sicherheitsfunktionen
  • Multi-Faktor-Authentifizierung (z.B. SMS oder Authenticator App über Mobiltelefon)

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