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November 29, 2017
Stratus Unveils Edge Computing Strategy
Company addresses growing need of 90 percent of industrial users who want a simplified edge infrastructure with updated version of ftServer and preview of coming products.

September 27, 2017
Stratus and FogHorn Partner to Bring Real-time Analytics and Continuously Available Edge Infrastructure to the Industrial Automation Market
Stratus Technologies, a global leader in continuous availability solutions for mission-critical applications today announced a technology partnership with FogHorn Systems, a leading developer of “edge intelligence” software for industrial and commercial Internet of Things applications.

July 17, 2017
Cost Reduction and Operational Efficiencies Combine to Drive the IIoT According to New Research
Cost reduction and operational efficiency are key drivers of IIoT adoption according to major new research released today by IIoT availability experts Stratus Technologies. The study, ‘Digital Industrial Transformation with the Internet of Things’, showed that 72% of industrial companies in Europe cited cost reduction and operational efficiency as the biggest drivers of IIoT progress. More than 250 people responsible for IT, business lines, digital business and the IIoT in companies in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, the Nordic and Benelux regions were surveyed by telephone.

June 6, 2017
Stratus Technologies Inc Demonstrates its Commitment to Electronic Security Industry with Key Appointment
As part of a strategic plan to focus and invest in the Electronic Security market, Stratus Technologies Inc., the leading provider of continuous availability solutions, has appointed Duncan Cooke as Business Development Manager, UK & Europe.

May 25, 2017
How IIoT-ready is your industrial operation?
While the awareness around the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) continues to gain momentum across industry sectors, adoption is still in its infancy.

May 15, 2017
Industrial Automation no longer a nice-to-have but a necessity when it comes to retaining the competitive edge.
While the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) continues to bring about exciting opportunities in many business sectors, it is within the manufacturing sector that it continues to revolutionise and streamline complex industrial operations.

February 6, 2017
Stratus Technologies Showcases How It Is Advancing Industrial Automation in the Industrial IoT Era at ARC Industry Forum
Learn how the company is modernizing industrial automation infrastructures, minimizing unplanned downtime in connected environments, and growing globally.

Stratus In the News

December 28, 2017
Stratus CEO David C. Laurello gets closer to the edge
By Jay Fitzgerald, Boston Business Journal
This Boston Business Journal Executive Profile features Dave Laurello, CEO of Stratus, and his professional and personal background. It highlights Dave’s wealth of experience in leadership roles and how he is driving Stratus’ transformation to an edge-centric company.

December 20, 2017
Edge Computing Requires a Simplified Infrastructure
By Aaron Hand, Automation World
This Automation World article features Stratus’ recent edge computing vision and product strategy announcement, highlighting updates to ftServer as well as findings from an ARC Advisory Group market report. The article features John Fryer, Stratus’ Senior Director of Industry Solutions, who shares his insights on the growing demand for edge computing and the need for its infrastructure to be simple and serviceable.

December 12, 2017
How IIoT helps food manufacturers deal with the unpredictable
By Jason Andersen, Refrigerated & Frozen Foods
This Refrigerated & Frozen Foods article features insight from Stratus’ Jason Andersen, VP of Business Line Management, highlighting how food manufacturers can utilize IIoT more efficiently to help deal with the fluctuations and challenges brought on by the change of seasons and the holidays.

December 8, 2017
2018 IoT Predictions (Part 2)
By Tom Smith, DZone
Commentary from Jason Andersen, Stratus’ VP of Business Line Management, was included in this DZone article continuing the discussion on 2018 IoT industry trends. Jason highlights his expectations for the role edge computing will play within IoT/IIoT.

December 7, 2017
Predictions 2018: Will the IoT Become a ‘Disruption of Things’?
By Chris Preimsburger, eWeek
In this eWEEK article, Jason Andersen, Stratus’ VP of Business Line Management, discusses his biggest surprises from 2017 and his take on what’s on the horizon for IoT in 2018. Specifically, he believes that technology companies spent the past year driving greater awareness and buy-in around edge computing, meaning 2018 will see fewer barriers to adoption and a greater willingness to begin investing in edge computing.

December 5, 2017
DZone – “2017 IoT Surprises”
By Tom Smith, DZone
Commentary from Jason Andersen, Stratus’ VP of Business Line Management, was included in two DZone articles about industry trend surprises in 2017 – one focused on the Internet of Things (IoT) and the other on artificial intelligence (AI). In this article, Jason highlights his predictions on what he anticipates will be next for the IIoT. This kind of visibility in a top-tier industry publication read by technology professionals demonstrates Stratus’ expertise in IIoT deployments and edge computing, further positioning the company as a thought leaders in IIoT per the 2017 market growth initiative.

December 5, 2017
Stratus Announces a New Focus on Edge Computing
By Dan Kusnetzky, Virtualization & Cloud Review
In this Virtualization & Cloud Review article, Dan Kusnetsky helps promote Stratus’ recent edge vision and product strategy announcement and acknowledges the value Stratus will offer as edge computing continues to develop. This kind of visibility in an industry publication read by key influencers helps expand awareness of Stratus’ leadership in edge computing to a priority audience.

December 5, 2017
DZone – “2017 AI/ML Surprises”
By Tom Smith, DZone
Commentary from Jason Andersen, Stratus’ VP of Business Line Management, was included in two DZone articles about industry trend surprises in 2017 – one focused on the Internet of Things (IoT) and the other on artificial intelligence (AI). Jason shares his insights on each topic, highlighting his takeaways on what surprised him most about the Industrial IoT and AI spaces over the past year. This kind of visibility in a top-tier industry publication read by technology professionals demonstrates Stratus’ expertise in IIoT deployments and AI technology, further positioning the company as a thought leaders in IIoT and edge computing per the 2017 market growth initiative.

December 5, 2017
Experts Predict How AI Will Impact Us in 2018
By Chris Preimsburger, eWeek
In this eWEEK article, Jason Andersen, Stratus’ VP of Business Line Management, includes his predictions on the growth of artificial intelligence (AI) in 2018, highlighting that development in AI and machine learning for IT technologies is an ongoing journey. More specifically, he believes that AI will become a more foundational, business-level discussion as many companies are lagging behind in adopting the technology today. This article demonstrates that Stratus can add value and expertise to broader industry trend discussions. This kind of visibility in industry publications read by top influencers will prove key as Stratus continues to grow its IIoT presence.

December 1, 2017
Why Data Reliability Is Crucial for Treatment Plant Operations
By Ted Rulseh, Treatment Plant Operator
In a recent Q&A, John Fryer, Senior Director of Industry Solutions for Stratus, shares insights on the increasing importance of data and analytics for water and wastewater utilities. John emphasizes how effective analysis and reliability can help these utilities improve efficiency, safety and compliance. The feature piece demonstrates the value of Stratus’ IIoT solutions for customers in the water and wastewater industry, further positioning the company as a leader in this space per the 2017 market growth initiative.

November 29, 2017
Oil and Gas Hunker Down
By Lauren Gibbons Paul, Automation World
This Automation World article features commentary from John Fryer, Stratus’ Senior Director of Industry Solutions, on the oil and gas market over the last 10 years, highlighting why companies should be updating their critical infrastructure. He points out that as big data plays a more important role in the oil and gas industry, having up-to-date systems can save companies millions on maintenance costs. This feature demonstrates the value of Stratus’ IIoT solutions for customers in the oil and gas industry, further positioning the company as a leader in this space per the 2017 market growth initiative.

November 21, 2017
Hardware and software approaches to improve virtual server reliability
By Stephen Bigelow, SearchServerVirtualization
This SearchServerVirtualization article about hardware and software technologies to improve server reliability mentions Stratus’ everRun product as a top technology to meet this need. This kind of visibility in a top-tier industry publication read by key influencers grows the presence and awareness of Stratus’ products and solutions across a priority audience.

November 16, 2017
Tomoe Dairy Processing strengthens supply chain with always-on solution
By Marina Mayer, Refrigerated & Frozen Foods
This Refrigerated and Frozen Foods article features Stratus’ Tomoe Dairy Farm case study, highlighting how Stratus’ Virtual ftServer has improved the farms management and overall deployment of IIoT and automation. With these platforms in place, the dairy farm is getting smarter about today’s demands and future-proofing for the years to come. This feature demonstrates the value of Stratus’ IIoT solutions for customers in the food and beverage industry, further positioning the company as a leader in this space per the 2017 market growth initiative.

November 16, 2017
View from the edge: The action is out on the edge
By Dave Laurello, IoT Agenda
In this IoT Agenda article, Stratus CEO Dave Laurello discusses how edge computing will benefit organizations leveraging IIoT technologies. This article not only further establishes Stratus and Dave as IIoT thought leaders, but helps seed Stratus’ upcoming vision launch by showcasing our edge expertise. This kind of visibility and insight in industry publications read by top influencers will prove key as Stratus continues to grow its edge presence.

November 15, 2017
Edge Computing in 2018: the “edge” you need for success
By Jason Anderson, VMBlog
This VMBlog article features Jason’s insights into how he thinks edge computing will evolve the IoT industry in 2018. As part of the 10th annual VMBlog executive predictions series, these insights highlight Stratus’ industry expertise. Per the 2017 market growth initiative this piece helps further establish Stratus as a thought leader for companies looking to shift mindsets and embrace edge technologies.

November 13, 2017
Innovation in IIoT Edge Computing
By Rahul Ghosh, Flarrio
In this Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) industry roundup in Flarrio, Jason Andersen, VP of business line management, shares his insights on the state of IIoT. The piece includes quotes from industry leaders, including one from Jason outlining the shifting focus on data and how IIoT will continue to unlock business value for organizations. Inclusion in the article demonstrates Stratus’ expertise in IIoT deployments and further positions the company as a thought leader in IIoT and edge computing per the 2017 market growth initiative.

November 13, 2017
Brewer Scales Smart Manufacturing Platforms for Next Decade
By Grant Gerke, Automation World
This Automation World article features the Namibia Breweries case study, highlighting how Stratus’ Virtual ftServer has improved the brewery’s management and overall deployment of IIoT and automation. With these platforms in place, the brewer is getting smarter for today’s demands and future-proofing for the years to come. This feature demonstrates the value of Stratus’ IIoT solutions for customers in the food and beverage industry, further positioning the company as a leader in this space per the 2017 market growth initiative.

November 7, 2017
The Industrial IoT Takeover from Farm to Fridge
By Jason Anderson, IoT Agenda
In this IoT Agenda article, Jason Andersen, Stratus’ VP of business line management, discusses how the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) will impact the food and beverage industry – particularly, large commercial dairies. Jason highlights how IIoT technologies enable large dairy enterprises to enhance their production efficiency and profitability, further demonstrating Stratus’ expertise in this area and helping to position the company as a thought leader in the space for Stratus’ market growth initiative.

November 3, 2017
Data protection and edge computing in the Industrial Internet of Things [Q&A]
By Ian Barker, BetaNews
In this Q&A, Jason Andersen, Stratus’ VP of Business Line Management, offers his insights on the evolution of data criticality and protection, as well as unified edge infrastructure as a future platform of the next generation of edge processing. This feature helps seed our edge messaging, bolstering our influence in the space for Stratus’ market growth initiative ahead of our vision launch later this month.

November 2, 2017
Farm to Fridge: an Industrial IoT (IIoT) Love Story
By Jason Andersen, ReadWrite
Jason Andersen, VP of Business Line Management for Stratus, discusses how the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) can help the food and beverage industry enhance production efficiency and profitability across the supply chain, focusing on the dairy industry as a use case. This contributed article further demonstrates Stratus’ expertise in the food and beverage industry, with an added benefit of highlighting this vertical in a top tier IT publication.

October 30, 2017
Reducing Risk and Limiting Recalls: How the IIoT Can Help
By Jason Andersen, Food Quality & Safety
Jason Andersen, VP of business line management at Stratus Technologies, discusses how leveraging Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies can help food manufacturers reduce food waste and prevent recalls, while also detailing where food manufacturers should first focus their IIoT investments. This contributed article further demonstrates Stratus’ expertise in the food and beverage industry and helps position the company as a thought leader in the space for Stratus’ market growth initiative.

October 25, 2017
10 Water-Tech Winners from WEFTEC17
By Kevin Westerling, Water Online
Stratus’ ftServer was recently included in a round-up piece of impressive technologies on display at WEFTEC – one of the water industry’s largest conferences – following an interview at the event with John Fryer, senior director of industry solutions. This feature helps expand our share of voice in key water industry publications, bolstering our influence in the space for Stratus’ market growth initiative while also highlighting the importance of information servers and system reliability for this important audience.

October 20, 2017
WEFTEC.17: Stratus Technologies
By John Fryer, WaterWorld
This video published in WaterWorld features an interview with John Fryer, Stratus’ Senior Director of Industry Solutions, at WEFTEC, one of the water industry’s largest conferences. John talks through the Stratus story and discusses the features and benefits of the ftServer.

October 19, 2017
Why Industrials Should Be Thinking at Least a Bit about AI
By Jason Andersen, ReadWrite
Jason Andersen, VP of Business Line Management for Stratus, discusses why it’s important for industrial companies to start thinking about artificial intelligence (AI) – even small- and mid-sized ones. Given the large amount of data industrial companies are collecting, Jason explains that they need to combine the resulting analytics with AI to remain highly competitive and drive future growth. He goes on to propose the idea of “Big vs Little AI,” where Big AI uses massive amounts of cloud data to solve large-scale, complex problems and Little AI focuses on tackling “micro-problems” (e.g. optimizing one production line with minimized human error).

October 18, 2017
Rethinking data through edge computing: Four phases for IIoT infrastructure
By Jason Andersen, IoT Agenda
In this IoT Agenda article, Jason Andersen, Stratus’ VP of business line management, discusses the four phases of IIoT infrastructure – Informed, Insightful, Intelligent and Invisible. Jason discusses the evolution of how operational technology teams are thinking as industrial enterprises continue to move toward fully embracing the IIoT.

September 21, 2017
IIoT & Real-Time Data Are Transforming Water Management
By John Fryer and Craig Resnick, Pumps & Systems
John Fryer, senior director of industry solutions at Stratus Technologies, and Craig Resnick, VP of consulting at ARC Advisory Group, discuss how water and wastewater companies can use the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and real-time data analytics to transform water management and operations.

August 22, 2017
Using the Industrial Internet of Things to Improve Water and Wastewater Operations
By John Fryer and Craig Resnick, Public Works
John Fryer, senior director of industry solutions at Stratus Technologies, and Craig Resnick, VP of consulting at ARC Advisory Group, discuss how water and wastewater companies can use the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) to improve operations and how it can help them take a more proactive approach to water management.

August 20, 2017
How Food Manufacturers Can Benefit from Going Paperless
By Jason Andersen, Food Quality & Safety
Jason Andersen, VP of business line management at Stratus Technologies, discusses how the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and smart supply chains can help food manufacturers “go paperless” to maintain consistent quality with greater efficiency, safety and consistency.

August 11, 2017
Digital Disruption from Farm to Fork: Tracking the Food Supply
By John Fryer, Food Dive
John Fryer, senior director, industry solutions at Stratus Technologies, discusses how the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is capable of monitoring food supply from farm to fork to help reduce food waste, limit recalls and improve overall food safety through sensor technologies and real-time data analytics.

August 7, 2017
Automation Strategies: Navigating Automation in Oil and Gas-Lessons Learned from Other Industries
By John Fryer, Hydrocarbon Processing
August 2017 Issue
John Fryer, senior director, industry solutions at Stratus Technologies, discusses what oil and gas companies can learn from other industries in order to reach the full potential of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). These lessons include adopting standards-based systems, letting go of the fear of connectivity, implementing distributed intelligence and eliminating unplanned downtime.

July 31, 2017
Hybrid OT: A New Role Emerging Within Industrial IoT Companies
By Jason Andersen, IoT Agenda
In this IoT Agenda article, Jason Andersen, Stratus’ VP of business line management, discusses the emerging role of “hybrid OT” – the convergence of IT and OT teams. Jason explains that adaptation is key in the currently evolving industrial environment. The hybrid OT professional can manage industrial assets at the edge to overcome IIoT challenges because they have the knowledge and background for both data centers and automation systems. The article closes with Jason driving home his point, saying “the most forward-looking industrial enterprises are the ones that see the value in hiring professionals that are just as comfortable working with servers as they are working with machine tools, packaging lines, pumps and valves.”

July 26, 2017
Are Edge Computing and IIoT Changing the Way We Think about Data
By Jason Andersen, ReadWrite
Jason Andersen, Stratus’ Vice President of Business Line Management, discusses why more and more organizations are focusing less on their tools and more on the data generated by their automation systems. This evolution reflects a major shift in mindset as there is an increasing on the data and advanced analytics that offer tremendous opportunities for unlocking business value.

July 25, 2017
Transitioning to the IIoT in the food industry
By Jason Andersen, Refrigerated and Frozen Foods
Jason Andersen, Stratus’ Vice President of Business Line Management, discusses the path to the IIoT for food manufacturers will instead be an evolutionary one. Jason explains that looking at this process as an evolution will help food manufacturers put their overall migration into a more realistic perspective and start realizing the full potential of the IIoT.

July 25, 2017
The Emergence of a New IT Species: The IT/OT Hybrid Professional
By Jason Andersen, ReadWrite
Jason Andersen, Stratus’ Vice President of Business Line Management, discusses a new role – Hybrid OT – emerging in industrial enterprises. Jason explains that, in combination with the generational shift toward a younger workforce of “digital natives” who recognize the possibilities of the IIoT, the new blend of IT and OT of skills needed to handle edge computing will continue to drive the emergence of this new hybrid. He closes the article by emphasizing the importance of actively recruiting for specialists that can fill this new role, forecasting that the evolution of this role will happen within the next two to three years.

July 12, 2017
Maintenance by the Numbers
By Sarah Fister Gale, WaterWorld
This WaterWorld article features commentary from John Fryer, Stratus’ Senior Director of Industry Solutions, on why water/wastewater organizations should use a data-driven approach to address aging systems and their risk of unplanned downtime. With utilities already leveraging SCADA systems to gather and analyze real-time data about plant operations, organizations simply need to extend that data management culture to asset management. According to John, with utilities already collecting data for regulations and consumer safety, “asset management is the natural next step.”

June 30, 2017
Always-on IIoT Technologies
By Mike Bacidore, Control Magazine
In this article, Jason Andersen, Stratus’ VP of business line management, discusses successful customer implementations of Stratus’ always-on infrastructure for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), highlighting how Stratus’ solutions bring the best of both worlds to an organization’s IT and OT teams. He also explains that as operations scale to grow their use of data in the IIoT, the protection and management of this data in real time must also become a priority, which hinges on four things: reliable infrastructure, secure connectivity, high-performing applications and predictive serviceability.

June 27, 2017
The Industrial Internet of Things Will Disrupt the Dairy Industry (For the Better)
By Jason Andersen, Dairy Foods
In this article, Jason Andersen, Stratus’ VP of business line management, details how industrial IoT technologies in dairy production facilities can help companies both adhere to strict compliance measures and meet the needs of a demanding consumer marketplace. Jason also discusses what dairy operators need to know in order to make a business case for the IIoT, noting its ability to reduce the risk of food quality and safety issues.

June 27, 2017
Game-Changing Technologies Fueling the Data-Driven Enterprise
By Joe McKendrick, Database Trends and Applications
In this article, Jason Andersen, Stratus’ VP of business line management, provides commentary on what is needed to transform a business into a data-driven enterprise – specifically the newer skill sets needed. He describes a new type of role he calls “hybrid OT,” which will be less dependent on IT and will take on a more futuristic role as the ones driving innovation forward.

June 23, 2017
Reducing the risk of a recall: How the IIoT can help
By Jason Andersen, Refrigerated & Frozen Foods
In this article, Jason Andersen, Stratus’ VP of business line management, discusses why ensuring the availability of IIoT applications is so critical for F&B companies as they look to reduce recalls and guarantee the utmost consistency of brand/product quality, taste and most importantly, safety for consumers.

June 9, 2017
Paperless Office
By Jason Andersen, Food & Drink Technology
In this article, Jason Andersen, Stratus’ VP of business line management, discusses how eliminating paper processes enhances manufacturers’ ability to maintain consistent quality with greater efficiency, safety and reliability helping to protect brand integrity and make sure they are maximizing their margins.

May 26, 2017
Four Keys For Building A Reliable Infrastructure For The IIoT Journey
By Jason Andersen, Manufacturing Business Technology
In this article, Jason Andersen, Stratus’ VP of business line management, discusses the key steps to building an IIoT infrastructure from the ground up to prevent downtime and to ensure critical data is protected – including a reliable infrastructure, secure connectivity, predictive serviceability and performant applications.

May 12, 2017
Is Serviceability More Critical to IIoT Than Security or Availability?
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.

May 11, 2017
Automation Strategies: Adopting the IIoT: How the Industry Needs to Rethink IT and OT Relationships
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.

April 28, 2017
Why the Transition to IIoT will be an Evolution, Not a Revolution
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 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 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 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.

January 11, 2017
Automation Strategies: Rethinking Automation: A Stepwise Approach to the IIoT
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.