Stratus Releases Newest Additions to its ztC Edge Computing Portfolio

By Craig Resnick

Company and Product News

Stratus Technologies 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, system integrator and reseller partners, helps to address customers’ pressing needs for more enhanced security, monitoring and performance at the edge of corporate networks, while continuing to offer the same simplicity and reliability as the original platform.  By using ztC Edge, operators at the edge with limited IT resources can deploy, manage and maintain more secure, reliable, and efficient edge computing systems by themselves, helping to accelerate their digital transformation initiatives and improve productivity while lowering risk.

Key Highlights and New Features:

ztC Edge is a more rugged and secure automated industrial computing system that is designed to protect and deliver business critical applications faster and more reliably and efficiently in distributed, under-resourced locations.  This newest version includes updated software and new hardware options:

  • Security – ztC Edge includes new features that address and solve a major 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 a more 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 more easily incorporate ztC Edge system health information into their existing industrial monitoring tools and dashboards.
  • Performance – ztC Edge addresses the need to more efficiently meet a wider variety of availability requirements for workloads at the edge.  The product introduces support for mixed fault tolerant and high availablity workloads, providing customers the ability to meet 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 more complex IT-like computing solutions, ztC Edge is designed for operational professionals to deploy, manage and maintain on their own.


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