Stratus Unveils Predictive Fault Tolerance with ztC Endurance Family of Predictive Computing Platforms

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ByCraig Resnick
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Stratus Technologies, an SGH company and a global supplier of Edge Computing platforms, announced the launch of its Stratus ztC Endurance platform, a new family of fault-tolerant computing platforms designed to help provide solutions for next-Predictive Fault Tolerancegeneration sustainable operations. The platform introduces more intelligent, predictive fault tolerance solutions that deliver seven nines (99.99999%) availability, and performance gains through use of the latest generation technology components, including 4th generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors. The ztC Endurance platform builds on Stratus’ combination of built-in software and hardware, proactive health monitoring, and serviceability to run mission-critical applications designed to prevent downtime or data loss.

Stratus ztC Endurance Benefits

Stratus’ ztC Endurance portfolio furthers Stratus’ design approach for eliminating system downtime and data loss (including in-flight data) through built-in fault tolerance that is transparent to standard operating systems and hosted applications. It does not require additional scripting or modification and provides proactive health monitoring. This combination enables OT and IT teams to run mission-critical applications and complex software stacks without needing to be server experts.

The new Stratus ztC Endurance platforms focuses on five key areas of performance, including:

  • Predictive – The ztC Endurance platform introduces more intelligent, predictive fault tolerance through the Stratus Automated Uptime Layer with Smart Exchange process, which tracks and targets a wider range of failure points than typical standalone hyperconverged solutions and is designed to automatically takes corrective actions to address and resolve issues before they impact operations.

  • Protected – The platform is designed to ensure data integrity and protect against loss of in-flight application data with 99.99999% application system availability and embedded hardware and software security features, along with the ability to run third-party cybersecurity applications to protect IT and OT assets.

  • Manageable – As an open system, the platform is designed to help simplify manageability with remote monitoring capabilities and management APIs that are interoperable with existing IT tools and systems that are more familiar to IT teams. Additionally, the ztC Endurance platform and its fault tolerant architecture supports standard, off-the-shelf operating systems typically without requiring modifications.

  • Serviceable – ztC Endurance architecture is redundant, modular, and features four pairs of customer replaceable units (CRUs) – compute, I/O, power supply unit, and storage – that are hot-swappable by OT or IT without requiring specialized expertise or tools to help continuously deliver uptime and efficient operation.

  • Performance – This release incorporates the latest technologies, notably 4th generation Intel Xeon Scalable “Sapphire Rapids” processors, high speed NVMe, and more resilient, high-performance DDR5 memory. This results in higher levels of performance matched with the fault tolerance required to consolidate mission-critical applications as well as run complex software stacks and advanced applications.

Stratus ztC Endurance Models

Stratus’ ztC Endurance Platform is available in three models to help better meet customer needs, from shop floors and remote offices to regional and large data centers and plants:

  • ztC Endurance Model 7100: designed for large data centers and larger plants

  • ztC Endurance Model 5100: designed for remote offices and medium plants

  • ztC Endurance Model 3100: designed for shop floor locations and smaller plants

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