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Stratus Releases Additions to its ztC Edge Computing Portfolio

By Ken Briodagh June 10, 2019

Stratus Technologies, a global leader in simplified, protected, autonomous edge computing solutions, recently announced the availability of Stratus Redundant Linux 2.0, the virtualization and availability software layer that powers ztC Edge, as well as a new hardware model, the 110i.

These updates to Stratus’ ztC Edge computing portfolio, developed with input from end users, as well as system integrator and reseller partners, reportedly is designed to address customers’ most pressing needs for enhanced security, monitoring and performance at the edge of corporate networks, while continuing to offer the simplicity and unmatched reliability of the original platform. By using ztC Edge, operators at the edge with limited IT resources can deploy, manage and maintain highly secure, reliable, and efficient edge computing systems by themselves, unlocking the true potential of their digital transformation initiatives, and helping them improve productivity while lowering risk.

This new version includes:

  • Security – ztC Edge includes new features that address and solve the biggest threat to an industrial control system – adding devices to the network that do not protect themselves. This new solution offers a host-based firewall, restricted USB ports, improved authentication, updated secure communications protocols, and secure trusted boot.
  • Monitoring – ztC Edge extends its monitoring capabilities by providing better visibility and more fine-grained control. The new solution offers additional hardware sensors, application and VM performance monitoring, and OPC UA support, so customers can easily incorporate ztC Edge system health information into their existing industrial monitoring tools and dashboards.
  • Performance – ztC Edge addresses the need to efficiently meet a wider variety of availability requirements for workloads at the edge. The product introduces support for mixed fault tolerant and highly available workloads, providing customers the ability to meet stringent recovery time and recovery point objectives, while allowing them to match the level of protection to the criticality of their applications.

The updated software is available with a more powerful hardware model, the 110i, as well as with the current model, the 100i. The larger, more powerful 110i system supports customers requiring more processing and data storage for their edge workloads. Unlike simple gateway products, ztC Edge is designed for critical business applications, including those that support the collection and analysis of real-time data at the edge. Unlike complex IT-like computing solutions, ztC Edge is designed for operational professionals to deploy, manage and maintain on their own.

“With the latest additions to our ztC Edge computing solution, Stratus is responding quickly to the changing needs of our industrial, manufacturing, retail, transportation and emergency response customers, as their formerly-insulated operations are now becoming more decentralized and connected,” said Dave Laurello, CEO, Stratus. “Our heritage in fault tolerance has made Stratus the trusted choice for these companies’ computing needs, and with that, our solution has evolved to address a new set of issues around security, interoperability, and manageability. With 40 years of experience protecting business critical environments, our partners and customers can trust Stratus’ edge computing solutions to maximize their operational efficiency and help them compete more effectively, while also minimizing their financial and reputational risk.”

“Stratus collaborated with leading SIs and reseller partners to identify and resolve the next iteration of pain points exposed as a result of the growing adoption of edge deployments,” said Jason Dietrich, CRO, Stratus. “The ability to easily access and analyze real-time data at the edge without the risk of unplanned downtime or cyber-attack will enable our joint customers to streamline their operations and create actionable insights for their businesses. The result of our collaboration is mutually-beneficial – a premium iteration of ztC Edge that remains simple to implement, manage and maintain, yet offers unmatched total cost of ownership benefits for joint customers.”




Edited by Ken Briodagh

Editorial Director

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