Stratus Blog

For an Always-On World

Snuff Out Downtime in Industrial Automation

3.22.2017IA, IIoTBy:   The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) can pay big benefits for organizations that do it right. It’s no surprise that a report by LNS Research and MESA International shows that more than 50% of manufacturers plan to pursue IIoT in the next 12 months. In fact, one of our…

Read More

Capture Immediate Business Value with Incremental Investments in IIoT

3.15.2017IIoTBy:   Hydrocarbon producers face extreme pressures to reduce operational costs and boost efficiency. This is easier said than done. Standing in the way are outdated operational technology (OT) infrastructures that run supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, historians, and automation control systems at satellite facilities and remote pumping stations.…

Read More

Thinking of choosing virtualized high availability software over a continuous availability solution? So were 50% of Stratus customers until they learned this…

3.8.2017Cost of Downtime, High AvailabilityBy:   In a recent survey of over 500 Stratus customers, 50% responded that they were also considering virtualized high availability software during their buying process. “Aren’t HA (high availability) solutions good enough?”, “Can’t we just have a good DR system in place?”, and “Do we really need continuous availability?” are…

Read More

Strategies to Reduce Downtime and Increase Plant KPI’s

3.2.2017Industrial AutomationBy:   Ask any business line executive associated with a production line, or a continuous process, what is it that they fear the most and the almost universal response is “unplanned downtime”. This is the one thing that can wreck KPI’s and negatively impact overall equipment effectiveness in unexpected ways. Of…

Read More

Dispatches from the Edge – ARC Industry Forum, Orlando 2017

2.24.2017IA, IIoTBy:   Dr. Peter Martin of Schneider Electric is calling it a whiteboard moment. Time to get out the erasers and start over. And maybe he’s right – the models and metaphors that defined the industrial automation space for at least a generation are being challenged. The classic hierarchical Purdue reference…

Read More

Connecting Legacy into an IIoT World

2.16.2017IA, IIoT, VirtualizationBy:   Last week, I had the pleasure of sitting on a panel at the ARC Industry Forum in Orlando. The topic du jour was OT and IT convergence and a common thread amongst the discussion was how an organization can move to IIoT. Are there new architectures? Is IIoT a…

Read More

How Much Does Downtime Cost Your Organization?

2.8.2017Cost of Downtime, Fault ToleranceBy:   Across the spectrum of industries, one thing all companies agree on is that the cost of unplanned downtime is quite substantial. The vexing question is how much? Surprisingly, a survey of operations people found that 71% of respondents admitted their company is not tracking downtime cost with any quantifiable…

Read More

Major Gas Pipeline Company Boosts Safety, Reduces Costs

2.2.2017Fault Tolerance, IABy:   When it comes to utilities, we as consumers find interruptions to electricity, heat, water, and phone service as extremely disruptive and even dangerous. For utility providers, the impact of such outages also is severe when it comes to lost revenue, customer dissatisfaction, and liability risks. In the natural gas…

Read More

IIoT Hot Buttons for 2017

1.9.2017IIoTBy:   In our 35-plus years of providing continuous availability solutions for enterprises, we’ve seen only a handful of technology shifts that you could call “seismic.” The globalization of eCommerce was a big one that was transformational for mission critical infrastructures. At Stratus, we believe that the next big transformation –…

Read More

Proven Approaches to OT Modernization: How to Modernize with Sustainable Return

12.21.2016IABy:   Continuous improvement has been a theme in the industrial space since the second part of the last century. It’s not just a sound management philosophy – quite naturally, additional efficiency, effectiveness and flexibility go a long way to adding value in processes that are repeatable and continuously running –…

Read More

Pageof 25

Share