Stratus Technologies unveiled the new Stratus ztC Edge at the ARC Industry Forum this week. The first product of Stratus’ recently announced edge vision and direction, ztC Edge is a zero-touch, fully virtualized and self-protecting computing platform specifically designed for industrial edge environments.
ztC Edge significantly reduces the IT burden for virtualized computing at the edge, according to Stratus. Its self-protecting and self-monitoring features reduce unplanned downtime and ensure availability of business-critical industrial applications.
According to its maker, ztC Edge provides a versatile industrial platform for running business-critical industrial applications quickly and reliably outside of the data center in environments such as the manufacturing plant floor.
“Our customers and partners are telling us that industrial organizations desperately want to reduce complexity at the plant level—also known as the network’s edge,” says Stratus CEO Dave Laurello. “Process engineers and operational technology (OT) experts we work with are laser-focused on the productivity and efficiency of their operations. They don’t have the bandwidth to install and manage cumbersome enterprise-computing technology retooled for these environments. OT wants a zero-touch product that is built from the ground-up for their environments, one they can easily install and rely on without fail. With ztC Edge, we’re now delivering exactly what these customers want—a self-contained system that protects important data, keeps applications up and running, offers predictive servicing and secure connectivity. And, we are delivering these results without the management and maintenance burden.”