May 17, 2017
Preparing for an Always-On World
By Paige West, Design Products and Applications
Jason Andersen discusses the progression of IIoT and the opportunities and challenges for Industrial organisations
May 16, 2017
Thought control: agile SCADA systems reduce downtime
By Susan Fearn Ringsell, Process Engineering
The Internet of Things and software standardization are enabling process plants to act more flexibly and reduce their downtime. Commentary from Jason Andersen on suitability of solutions for cloud-based v’s on premises deployments.
By Dave Greenfield, Automation World
This Automation World article features commentary from Jason Andersen, Stratus’ VP of Business Line Management, on why assets that are easy to service and manage remotely should be a business priority for companies thinking about adopting the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). He also outlines four additional key steps, including modernizing systems, connecting devices, achieving real-time analytics and optimizing operations.
By John Fryer, Hydrocarbon Processing
John Fryer, senior director, industry solutions at Stratus Technologies, shares his insights on how oil and gas companies need to rethink IT and OT relationships and merge the two in order to reach the full potential of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), as breaking down these silos will be an essential part of enabling the data synergy that is at the core of the IIoT’s value proposition.
By Jason Andersen, Automation.com
Jason Andersen, Stratus’ VP of business line management, shares his insights on why the transition to the IIoT will be an evolution, not a revolution. He also outlines the four key steps industrial companies need to take in order to get there: modernizing systems, connecting devices, leveraging real-time analytics and optimizing operations.
April 21, 2017
2017 to be the year of IIoT implementation
By Jonny Williamson, The Manufacturer
Jason Andersen explains why 2017 is tipped to be the year when many companies will look to create robust business basses for IIoT adoption.
April 19, 2017
Closing in on the divide between IT and OT
By Process Engineering
Stratus’ Andy Bailey gives his view on whether bringing together information and operational technology can help to close the IIoT divide
April 13, 2017
Businesses must be willing to invest in efficiency
By Jonny Williamson, The Manufacturer
Jason Andersen explains why efficiency and the wider business benefits this drives is ensuring production is re-shored to the like of the UK and the US… or not offshored in the first place.
April 12, 2017
Virtualisation: what is it?
By Jonny Williamson, The Manufacturer
Jason Andersen clarifies virtualisation and the benefits to businesses.
April 5, 2017
Who Drives Your Digital Transformation Journey?
By Jonny Williamson, The Manufacturer
Jason Andersen gives his perspective on how clear ownership and responsibility will enable manufacturers to embrace the benefits offered by digital transformation
March 31, 2017
IIoT Hot Buttons for 2017
Critical Infrastructure Protection Review, February 2017
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 globalisation of eCommerce was a big one that was transformational for mission critical infrastructures. At Stratus, we believe that the next big transformation – the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) – has the potential to be even more seismic.
March 31, 2017
Jason Andersen explains the risks to an organisations’ assets during unexpected down time
Intersec – the Journal of International Security, March 2017
March 8, 2017
Forgotten Factors That Could Take Down IIoT
Jason Andersen, Stratus’ VP of business line management, discusses the barriers that often keep industrial operators from making the transition to IIoT in an article for IoT Agenda. Jason shares 3 steps operations and IT managers should consider as they’re making IIoT investment decisions in order to overcome infrastructure challenges, including modernizing legacy systems, connecting devices and systems and getting IT and OT departments on the same page.
March 1, 2017
“Always On” – Security Today
In this Security Today article Stratus’ director of product management, Robert Otto, shares insight into tackling physical security in an IIoT world, including details on risks involved, approaches to maintaining server availability, potential vulnerabilities and availability needs, as well as four key tips to consider whether you’re expanding/upgrading your building security infrastructure or building a new infrastructure from the ground up.
February 28, 2017
5 Things to Think About for Industrial IoT Readiness
John Fryer, Stratus’ senior director of industry solutions, discusses the five things industrial companies should be thinking about as they determine their IIoT readiness and look to overcome the barriers to making that transition. These five things include merging IT and OT teams, integrating systems, modernizing equipment, investing in virtualization and prioritizing serviceability.
February 17, 2017
Industrial IoT: Removing Roadblocks
Jason Andersen, Stratus’ VP of business line management, discusses how to reap the benefits of IIoT in this Network Computing article, including the importance of modernizing an aging operational technology infrastructure. In addition to modernization, Jason notes the importance of leveraging virtualization, building in availability and reducing complexities wherever possible in order to create a solid platform on which to build an organization’s IIoT future.
February 14, 2017
A Sharper Focus on the Edge
This Automation World article discusses the shift towards edge computing for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications and features commentary from Stratus’ VP of Business Line Management, Jason Andersen, around the important role it plays for companies looking to transition into this space.
January 31, 2017
IIoT Progress Report: The Barriers and the Best Practices
Jason Andersen, Stratus’ VP of business line management, shares his insights on the key challenges to IIoT adoption, such as the lack of industry direction around IIoT, being stuck in a legacy mindset and being uncertain about how to fund an IIoT project. Based on his expertise, Jason also discusses best practices for managing a successful implementation. This is done by building the foundation for the IIoT by embracing secure connectivity, leveraging virtualization, ensuring a reliable, available infrastructure and prioritizing a simple architecture with a solid support model.
January 31, 2017
Booted up in 1993, this server still runs — but not for much longer
This article in Computerworld features a Stratus server that has been running steadily for the past 24 years without any unplanned downtime incidents. In operation at Great Lakes Works EGL (formerly known as Double Eagle Steel Coating Co.) since 1993, the Stratus server was identified in a 2010 contest held by Stratus as the longest running server. The article also includes commentary from Jason Andersen, VP of business line management at Stratus, highlighting the redundancy of Stratus’ servers.
January 26, 2017
The Road To IIoT: What Can We Learn From Other Industries?
John Fryer, Stratus’ senior director of industry solutions, discusses what the manufacturing industry can learn from other industries that have successfully transitioned to the industrial internet of things, including the importance of adopting a standards-based approach, embracing connectivity, leveraging distributed intelligence and protecting the data.
January 20, 2017
How IT and OT Can Work Together to Realize the Promise of IIoT
John Fryer, Stratus’ senior director of industry solutions, shares his insight on three approaches to help companies looking to implement the IIoT merge their information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) organizations, as there is no “one size fits all” solution.
John Fryer, senior director, industry solutions at Stratus Technologies shares his insights on how oil and gas companies need to rethink automation by adopting a thoughtful, incremental approach to upgrading automation and control infrastructure to unlock the benefits of the Industrial Internet of Things.
December 20, 2016
Understanding the Cost of Unplanned Downtime
This Automation World article discusses recent survey findings from Stratus and ESG and shares insights into the cost of unplanned downtime, emphasizing how important it is for companies to track it and educate decision makers about its impact in order to truly understand the steps necessary to eliminate it.
Jason Andersen, vice president of business line management at Stratus shares his expertise in a Q&A article for Smart Buildings Magazine about how Stratus helps guide companies in the smart building industry to a future with more sustainable, efficient and safer buildings by ensuring infrastructure has “Always On” availability through products like everRun®.
November 30, 2016
Stratus Looks to Take on Industrial Automation
THE US$200 billion industrial automation sector, especially in the Asian-Pacific region, is beginning to upgrade and modernise, creating opportunities for companies to propose new solutions that are more open and non-proprietary.
October 18, 2016
Security System Availability: Managing Risk
Robert Otto, Stratus’ director of product management, shares his insights into how building security companies can manage risk as they migrate to the IIoT, highlighting the importance of understanding availability – such as knowing how much is “good enough” and the best way to achieve that level of availability.
This article discusses Stratus’ recent PSAP survey analyzing the viewpoints of public safety professionals, giving a picture of trends regarding concerns about downtime and disaster preparedness. It includes key findings, such as the importance PSAPs place on preventing unplanned downtime, next generation 9-1-1, where the industry stands with cloud & virtualization, and the year over year improvement of overall disaster preparedness & recovery.
October 13, 2016
Merging OT And IT Systems To Achieve The Promise Of IIoT
John Fryer, Stratus’ senior director of product management & marketing, shares his insight into differences that drive operational technology (OT) and business technology (IT) apart and why it is important for the two to work together, including his four “best practices” for merging the two infrastructures to successfully implement the IIoT.
September 8, 2016
Smart Buildings Demand Uninterrupted Availability of Critical Systems
Jason Andersen, Stratus’ Vice President of Business Line Management writes in Construction Executive about the importance of maintaining high availability of critical systems in smart building automation, emphasizing the trend towards reliance on digital systems and virtualization to keep buildings safe, secure, comfortable and energy efficient.
John Fryer, Stratus’ senior director of product marketing, shares tips with Oil & Gas Monitor on how oil and gas companies need to bridge the technological and cultural divide that often separates their information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) teams so that they can better navigate the path to the Industrial IoT.
July 6, 2016
Rethinking Legacy Automation on the Path to the IIoT
John Fryer, Stratus’ senior director of product management & marketing for platform line of business, shares tips with Manufacturing Business Technology on how manufacturers need to rethink automation as they look to navigate the path to the Industrial IoT.
John Hatcher at Smart Buildings Magazine discusses Stratus' commitment to an Always-On Infrastructure for Smart Buildings.
In this article on IoT Evolution World, John Fryer discusses the main issues, challeges, and misconceptions facing industrial operators when it comes to the industrial internet of things (IIoT).
June 6, 2016
Overcoming the 3 Key Barriers to Industrial IoT
This article, by John Fryer, in EnterpriseTech details the top 3 things slowing adoption of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) in industrial automation, along with strategies for overcoming them.
April 13, 2016
The Need for an Always-On Infrastructure – Automation World
With so many technologies and trends converging to create the industrial automation space of the future, it seems that more companies are popping up daily—not only to take advantage of the hype surrounding the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), but also to help figure out how to deal with all the complexity.
Stratus Technologies aims to ensure data integrity that’s needed for successful IIoT implementation, and also tackle the complex relationship between IT and OT. The Stratus Always-On Infrastructure for IIoT combines the company’s ftServer technology with VMware vSphere 6.0, plus application monitoring and OPC integration.
February 2, 2016
Three Guidelines to Ensure IoT Availability at Industrial Scale
With today's highly developed sensors and big data analytics capabilities, manufacturers, oil and gas companies, and many others are optimizing their operations and transforming the traditional industrial process. Learn how to overcome the key issues and how to successfully implement IIoT at industrial scale.
The effective implementation of the IIoT relies on designers, developers and engineers focusing in 3 key areas. Andy Bailey explains on pages 10-11.
January 18, 2016
Always-On Video Surveillance and Access Control Systems
Ron Alalouff, Contributing Editor at SourceSecurity.com discusses how Stratus’ everRun solution prevents downtime and data loss for critical building security applications.
December 3, 2015
Continuous Processing: Failure Is Not an Option
Dan Kusnetzky offers his take on Stratus' new offering and highlights the shortcomings of high availability.
November 12, 2015
Demystifying the Language of Uptime: 7 Types of Availability Solution
Jason Andersen will demystify the seven key types of availability solutions by clarifying what each one actually means in this IT Business Edge article.
October 22, 2015
Case Study: City of Lebanon
Find out how a Tennessee Community enhanced its public safety through Always-on applications.
October 8, 2015
Managed Cloud Providers: 3 Questions To Ask
Network Computing asks Jason Anderson these questions to get past the hype and ensure the cloud service provider is up to the task.
September 28, 2015
Virtualization Technologies to Meet Carrier Network Service Levels
RCRWireless talks with Jason Andersen, on what impact NFV, SDN and cloud deployments from telecom and mobile operators were having on its platform plans; how important carrier-grade solutions are to support virtualization deployments; and how those needs being addressed by virtualized-based solutions.
Together with partner First Technology Group, Stratus Technologies saw an opportunity to assist Dis-Chem in addressing their intermittent downtime issues at various stores across the country.
Increasingly, enterprises want the rapid provisioning and elasticity, self-service capabilities and on-demand advantages of cloud applications and services. But, they also want enterprise-class security, availability and manageability. Unfortunately, many are finding that’s easier said than done.
September 1, 2015
IT Procs Crave a New Kind of Cloud SLA
For years, a cloud SLA has been a formal pact between cloud providers and their users. But to many organizations, these contracts remain a mixed blessing.
August 21, 2015
Calculating Cloud ROI
Like the cloud itself, determining your return on investment requires a different way of looking at goals and factoring in the value of opportunity and competitive advantage.
June 25, 2015
High Availability: Past, Present and Future
To understand what HA solutions best fit your environment, you need to understand their history and how they've evolved.
A common concern as a network operator moves to software is – how to ensure the hardware solution has the necessary fault tolerance (FT) or at least high availability (HA). NFV Zone covers how Stratus solutions can help telcos overcome inefficiencies and fault tolerance of NFV.
June 1, 2015
How Many Nines of Uptime Do You Need?
Service providers have many uptime guarantees. Which one you choose should be dictated on a workload-by-workload basis.
May 6, 2015
Does OpenStack Stack Up for the Enterprise?
Since Linux changed the paradigm for open source software in enterprise environments, IT leaders have seriously considered the advantages of open source. With pressure to reduce capital costs, any solution that avoids the “technology tax” associated with licenses and costly proprietary systems is attractive. Small wonder, then, that there is intense interest in open source cloud technologies like OpenStack and KVM (kernel-based virtual machine) within forward-looking enterprises. But many IT leaders are asking the same question: Is OpenStack ready to take on enterprise applications? The short answer is: It depends.
Today Telcos are looking to use OpenStack for NFV. While OpenStack supports basic levels of availability it does not support service continuity and stateful fault tolerance. This is a major concern for the Telcos. By inserting a Virtualized Cloud Resilience Layer that transparently brings Telco reliability to any cloud application, Telcos can use OpenStack with the confidence that any application can be deployed with selectable levels of availability, including stateful fault tolerance with geo-redundancy, without required code changes.
April 30, 2015
Five Ways to Prepare for the Enterprise Cloud
Many organizations recognize the benefits of cloud computing, including potential cost efficiencies and greater scalability. But the cloud landscape is still relatively immature and must continue to evolve and grow before enterprises will be confident enough to host their most critical applications there. While a promising technology, there are barriers to widespread adoption that are particularly challenging for the enterprise. In particular, large organizations need to know that their applications, once migrated to the cloud, will still function with the same level of availability they would expect from a robust in-house legacy data center. With this in mind, Jason Andersen, senior director of product management and marketing at Stratus Technologies, explores how enterprises can ease into the cloud without putting their most important applications at risk of a costly failure
A common concern as a network operator moves to software is – how to ensure the hardware solution has the necessary fault tolerance (FT) or at least high availability (HA). One option in the world of stateful HA is to have 1+1 redundancy which means utilization rates of 45-50% or less. The challenge of course is software telcos are supposed to become much nimbler and lower their costs in order to compete with OTT. OTS hardware is relatively cheap but if you don’t need to double the cost, your telco is in a better financial situation. Enter Stratus Technologies – the company that was one of the pioneers in the fault tolerant server business back in the eighties along with Tandem Computers. In fact Stratus was launched in Mass along with many of big computer companies of the day like DEC, Wang and Prime.
April 9, 2015
‘Cloudified’ Telecom Services: What To Look For
Telecom operators must adapt to new technology in order to provide the services enterprise are demanding at a reasonable cost. Make sure your carriers are investing in these areas.
December 29, 2014
Cloud DR dominated 2014 Disaster Recovery Trends
The cloud stood at the forefront of disaster recovery trends in 2014, as cloud DR became a constant theme in the news. The year was dominated by new and upgraded cloud DR offerings from established vendors and startups. Stratus Technologies also integrated DR capabilities in its everRun Enterprise software platform for Intel-based x86 servers, as it announced in November.
December 12, 2014
Breaking The Last Cloud Barriers
The cloud is here to stay. But, like any major infrastructural shift, the road to broad adoption has its twists and turns, fits and starts. Just in the past year or so, we've seen a distinct uptick in enterprise use of private, public, and hybrid clouds. But many are still sitting on the fence, especially when it comes to mission-critical applications. What's holding them back? And what will it take to tip them off the fence?
November 14, 2014
Stratus Goes High Availability in The Cloud
Putting high availability and high reliability services in the cloud gives Stratus the chance to make mission critical the everyday standard.
November 12, 2014
Stratus Integrates DR in everRun Enterprise HA Suite
Stratus Technologies adds a third node to its everRun software for asynchronous WAN replication to protect applications deployed outside the main data center.
November 4, 2014
Stratus Showcases High Availability Solution for OpenStack
Stratus has long been a proponent of continuous processing solutions for critical workloads. They've offered both hardware- and software-based approaches. Now, the company is using that technology to make OpenStack workloads highly available.
November 3, 2014
Does Stratus Have The Formula For OpenStack Success?
Patrick Moorhead, President of Moor Insights & Strategy, tech author on Forbes, talks about how Stratus is taking the flexibility and agile operating environment of OpenStack and combining it with the high availability that critical business applications require.
September 17, 2014
Cloud Computing Intelligence – It’s Time to End Cloud Outages
Dave LeClair's article featured in Cloud Computing Intelligence looks at how Software Defined Availability can make applications more robust and less likely to fail.
August 1, 2014
Stratus Technologies Beefs Up Its Partner Program
Gina Roos at Channel Insider looks at Stratus' new global program — which includes tools, training and demo capability designed to help Stratus' partners drive business and boost margins.
July 22, 2014
The Edge of Computing: It’s Not All About the Cloud
Dave LeClair, Stratus’ Senior Director of Strategy, talks about the next big wave in server innovation that is changing computing. This change is happening at the edge of the network and not the core of the data center; a shift that’s evident from the way we are interacting with and controlling devices, to how we’re taking advantage of the cloud, mobility, social networking and big data.
July 17, 2014
Stratus Debuts Channel Programme
Clare Hopping at ChannelPro discusses the impact of Stratus’ new channel program on the EMEA market.
July 16, 2014
Stratus Goes All In on Revamped Channel Program
ChannelNomics reports on how Stratus is ditching its regionally based partner program and a largely direct sales model in favor of a more matured global program for resellers.
Michael Cusanelli at The VAR Guy reports on how Stratus’ new partner program will give its global reseller network access to the company's always-on infrastructure based solutions along with exclusive benefits and support through a new three-tiered structure.
Mark Cox at ChannelLine speaks to Susan Bailey, Stratus’ Vice President of Sales and Services, Americas, about Stratus' new three-tiered program.
June 17, 2014
“Life at The Edge” Published in Data Center Journal
These days, there is no shortage of focus on the evolution of computing in what IDC calls “the third platform”—where the cloud, mobility, social business, and big data converge. Servers, both virtual and physical, play a central role in that evolution. But there’s another trend emerging around servers that’s not getting the same play. Yet, in some ways, it’s even more game-changing than the dramatic rush to the cloud. Dave LeClair, Stratus’ Senior Director of Strategy, elaborates on “Life at the Edge”.
April 18, 2014
Stratus Cloud Solution Beta SDA for OpenStack Private Clouds
Stratus has developed a new software product to address the need for business-critical availability for OpenStack-based private clouds. Read the latest from Moor Insights & Strategy.
Stratus everRun Enterprise provides fault tolerance, high availability, disaster recovery, and monitoring for your most critical environments. Read what 451 Research has to say about Stratus everRun Enterprise.
April 18, 2014
Harvard Research Group Assessment of Stratus everRun
With the growth of always-on business requirements demand is increasing for continuous-availability of business-critical applications with no tolerance for service disruptions or lost revenue. Stratus Technologies meets these requirements with Stratus everRun® Enterprise. Read Harvard Research Group's assessment of everRun Enterprise.
Stratus has entered into its’ first distribution deal in North America, which will see it make its everRun Enterprise fault-tolerant software available to x86 servers through distributor Arrow Electronics.
March 11, 2014
Need To Dial 911? These Stats Will Have You Anxious
Ben Kreps of Forbes discusses the new findings from Stratus Technologies that "are a little sobering".
Dave LeClair discusses the importance of software-defined availability as more critical applications move to the Cloud.
February 25, 2014
Curious How Your PSAP Compares to Your Counterparts?
During October through December of 2013, Stratus Technologies surveyed 919 PSAP employees in North America. Click below to learn the survey results.
February 24, 2014
2013 PSAP Survey: Stratus Talks About the Results in 911 Magazine
Dave LeClair details the results that Stratus found and what they mean to PSAP technology and operations in 2014.
Donny Jackson of Urgent Communications gives an overview and his thoughts on our most recent PSAP survey results.
February 13, 2014
When downtime is a matter of life or death
It is the downtime that is truly dangerous--that of public safety systems. Editor, David Weldon highlights Stratus' most recent Public Safety report findings in his news scan round up featured in FierceCIO.
Patrick Moorhead, Founder and President of Moor Insights & Strategy, has published a feature article on Stratus in Forbes. The article highlights how Stratus is leading the charge and supporting the emerging category – Software Defined Availability – by moving the capabilities of downtime prevention and recovery from hardware to software.
Dave LeClair sheds light on the hidden concerns of availability when it comes to cloud, which more often than not, gets overshadowed by the hype of security headlines.
January 23, 2014
Stratus Moves Fault Tolerance From Hardware To Software
Tim Prickett Morgan's latest article on Stratus featured in the new publication Enterprise Tech News.
January 10, 2014
Cloud is a “once in a generation” shift
Find out how cloud is a generational gamechanger, why you should be getting excited about it, and what Stratus Technologies is offering to help businesses take advantage of the opportunities cloud brings.
January 8, 2014
Should you stick your head (and business) in the cloud?
Dave LeClair was under the spotlight this week, when ITProPortal caught up with him to discuss the problems and respective solutions businesses are discovering when moving their organization to the cloud.