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December 4, 2018
Stratus Wins Processing Breakthrough Products Award for Innovative Edge Computing Platform
Award recognizes Stratus’ ztC Edge™️ for its ability to reduce unplanned downtime and ensure business-critical applications in industrial environments.

August 1, 2018
Stratus Welcomes Jason Dietrich as Chief Revenue Officer
Senior Sales and Operations Executive to Drive the Company’s Next Phase of Growth in Industrial Edge Computing.

May 30, 2018
Stratus Now Shipping ztC Edge System for the Industrial Edge
Available immediately, zero-touch edge solution addresses demand for smart, self-monitoring virtualized edge computing in industrial environments.

May 23, 2018
Stratus Named AVEVA’s 2017 Technology Partner Product of the Year
Award lauds Stratus’ ftServer as the partner’s leading HMI and SCADA solution of choice for its ability to eliminate downtime for mission-critical applications.

February 12, 2018
Stratus Launches First Virtualized Industrial Platform to Address Growing Need for Compute at the Network Edge
New zero-touch edge server addresses demand for smart, self-monitoring edge computing in industrial environments.

Stratus In the News

December 31, 2018
2018 Downstream Trends: A Look Back
By Matthew V. Veazey, Rigzone
In this Rigzone article, Stratus’ senior director of industry solutions, John Fryer, discusses the downstream developments the oil & gas industry experienced in 2018. Specifically, Fryer explains how IIoT projects have become more widespread as both business cases and technology solutions become proven.

December 29, 2018
Best interviews of 2018!
By Maddy White, The Manufacturer
The Manufacturer’s Editorial team regularly sit down with industrial business owners, decision-makers and experts to promote their successes, discuss where they see future opportunities and unpick what keeps them up at night.

December 27, 2018
18 Tech Predictions for 2019
By Christina DesMarais, Inc.
In this Inc. article, John Fryer, senior director of industry solutions at Stratus Technologies, outlines his predictions for changes to come to the technology industry in 2019. Specifically, Fryer predicts that 2019 will be the year that business leaders get the bill for all the IoT and IIoT projects that they have been piloting, resulting in challenges for operational technology teams.

December 20, 2018
The Bleeding Edge of the Edge
Featuring Barry Dellecese, Rockwell Automation’s State of the Industry
In this State of the Industry podcast from Rockwell Automation, Stratus’ Director of Product Management Barry Dellecese shares his perspective on why edge computing is increasingly important in the world of industrial production, specifically highlighting how edge computing applications differ from control room or traditional IPC applications.

December 18, 2018
Edge Computing as it Relates to the Manufacturing Industry
By John Fryer, Manufacturing Tomorrow
In this Manufacturing Tomorrow Q&A, John Fryer answers how edge computing is used in manufacturing today, as well as how emerging technologies (such as 5G) will have an impact on edge computing capabilities in the industry moving forward.

December 18, 2018
Essential considerations for implementing edge computing
By Jason Andersen, InTech Magazine
In this InTech Magazine article, Jason Andersen, Stratus’ VP of business line management, discusses how edge computing can present new logistical challenges – and offers manufacturers ways to establish a reliable blueprint for IIoT success at the edge.

December 5, 2018
How to give your industrial platforms a real edge
By Paige West, Panel Building & System Integration
Paige West caught up with Jason Andersen, VP Business Line Management at Stratus to discuss growth of industrial IoT analytics at the edge and why with this growth comes the need for easier ways to ensure availability of applications that run critical operations at the edge.

December 3, 2018
Securing the Edge of the Network
By Jason Andersen, Advanced Manufacturing
In this Advanced Manufacturing byline, Jason Andersen explains the benefits of edge computing for security – specifically highlighting how the edge can help OT and IT teams to identify and react to anomalies in system performance, whether from malware attacks or improperly functioning devices.

November 30, 2018
Addressing security at the edge
By Jason Andersen, IoT Agenda
In this IoT Agenda article, Jason Andersen, VP of business line management at Stratus Technologies, shares key insights for implementing security strategies to protect data at the edge.

November 30, 2018
Building an effective data security strategy at the edge
By Jason Andersen, Information Management
In this Information Management byline, Jason Andersen offers advice for companies that have deployed edge solutions on how to implement proper security and operations strategies to protect both their data and their business.

November 29, 2018
IIoT: The Driver of Industrial Automation and Competitive Advantage
By John Fryer, Automation.com
In this Automation.com article, John Fryer, Senior Director of Industry Solutions at Stratus, explains the benefits of IIoT, arguing that today’s industrial industry is on the edge of a transformative period. The article further explains that manufacturers need to fully embrace new IIoT technology to become the industry’s next success stories and drive real ROI for their companies.

November 16, 2018
AI-as-a-Service: Win-Win Business Models for Discrete Manufacturing
By Jason Andersen, Manufacturing.net
In this Manufacturing.net byline, Jason Andersen explains the benefits of AI-as-a-Service for discrete manufacturing, specifically highlighting how connecting automated devices at the edge of their network can help companies optimize production and keep critical infrastructure running smoothly.

November 8, 2018
Deploying the Edge for Real-Time Analytics
By Jason Andersen, Automation World
In this Automation World article, Jason Andersen, Stratus’ VP of business line management, discusses why industrial and manufacturing companies should consider incorporating edge computing into their operations, outlining specific questions these companies contemplate before they undergo an edge deployment.

November 6, 2018
Use This Step-by-Step Guide to Building an IIoT Project
By Jason Andersen, eWEEK
In this eWEEK article, Jason Andersen, Stratus’ VP of Business Line Management, shares his insight on the key success factors for achieving next-gen automation capabilities in legacy environments.

November 6, 2018
Why hybrid OT is needed for successful IIoT and control projects
By John Fryer, Control Engineering
In this Control Engineering article, Stratus’ senior director of industry solutions, John Fryer offers advice for how to integrate IT and OT for successful IIoT initiatives and control projects, explaining the importance of the “hybrid OT” professional and their unique skillsets.

November 5, 2018
A new approach to data protection at the edge [Q&A]
By Ian Barker, BetaNews
Jason Andersen, Stratus’ VP of business line management, discusses how edge computing requires a new approach to data protection in this BetaNews Q&A. The piece includes Jason’s thoughts on the ways that edge computing has changed the threat landscape and how companies should start thinking differently about securing data at the edge.

October 31, 2018
Edge Computing Enables IIoT Implementations
By John Fryer, Manufacturing.net
In this Manufacturing.net byline, John Fryer outlines the fundamentals for IIoT implementations with edge computing, offering advice for how to approach IIoT challenges and sharing the advantages edge computing can offer over traditional upper level systems.

October 31, 2018
Fault-tolerant Servers Market Pegged for Robust Expansion
By Shashii Pawar, Find Market Research
Over the years, keeping mission-critical applications running is one of the most essential roles of the IT department in any organisation. Although advanced products provide an effective high-availability solution, however a failover can disrupt application processing.

October 29, 2018
Why a modern operational infrastructure is crucial for industrial automation
ITWeb
This Webinar, hosted by John Fryer, Senior Director of Industry Solutions for Stratus Technologies, will examine the steps that automation organisations can take to prepare for this new digital world, and demonstrate how incremental investments can streamline existing operations to generate near-term savings while laying the foundation for future IIOT and Industry 4.0 applications.

October 24, 2018
The IT/OT gap is narrowing, but we still have to bridge it
By Staff, Smart Industry
In this Smart Industry interview, John Fryer previews his upcoming webinar “OT/IT Convergence: Securely Bridging the Gaps Between OT, IT and the Internet.” He discusses challenges of integrating OT and IT, tips for planning new OT/IT initiatives, and perspectives about the future of digital transformation.

October 11, 2018
Edge Computing: A Catalyst for a New Data Protection Approach
By Jason Andersen, Automation.com
In this Automation.com article, Jason Andersen, Stratus’ VP of business line management, discusses why edge technologies require a new approach to security and data protection.

October 5, 2018
Tech Expert on Challenges of IIoT in Oil and Gas
By Valerie Jones, Rigzone
In this Rigzone Q&A, Stratus’ senior director of industry solutions, John Fryer, speaks about the adoption and deployment of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) in oil and gas, as well as related challenges and success stories.

October 1, 2018
It’s Not Edge vs. Cloud—It’s Both
By Beth Stackpole, Automation World
In this Automation World article, Stratus’ vice president of strategy and business line management, Jason Andersen, offers advice on how to distinguish the best use cases for edge and cloud deployments.

September 30, 2018
Complete digital network migration at Turkey’s largest geothermal power plant
September 2018 Issue
New controllers, software and network architecture deliver more robust cybersecurity, higher performance, easier diagnostics and significantly enhanced data capture.

September 23, 2018
The Factors Pushing Edge to the Forefront
By John Fryer, RFID Journal
In this RFID Journal article, Stratus’ senior director of industry solutions, John Fryer, discusses the factors that have pushed edge computing to the mainstream, and how companies can harness it to significantly improve the way they run their businesses.

September 17, 2018
Benefits of IIoT & Edge Computing in Wastewater Pumping
By John Fryer, Pumps & Sytems
In this Pumps & Systems article, Stratus’ senior director of industry solutions, John Fryer, discusses how water and wastewater treatment professionals can utilize IIoT and edge computing to increase the efficiency and reliability of pumping systems.

September 12, 2018
Cutting complexity at the edge
By Dave Laurello, Network World
In this Network World article, Stratus CEO Dave Laurello discusses how IT personnel can rest assured as OT personnel can implement and maintain the edge, and reduce complexity. He discusses how to do so without compromising the overall IT/OT network infrastructure.

August 30, 2018
Data Center Knowledge
By John Fryer, Defining Your Edge
In this Data Center Knowledge article, John Fryer, Stratus’ senior director of industry solutions, offers insights about different definitions of edge computing and how edge can be utilized across industries. John also shares how the edge networks can be used for data processing and storage, connectivity, and security.

August 30, 2018
Edge Technologies Give Oil, Gas Operators Extra Computing Power
By Matthew Veazey, Rigzone
In this Rigzone Q&A, Stratus’ senior director of industry solutions, John Fryer, explains the benefits of edge computing and how oil and gas companies can leverage it to optimize production and increase worker productivity.

August 17, 2018
The Hitchhiker’s Guide To Edge Computing
By Matt Kimball, Forbes
This Forbes article about the edge computing industry includes mention of Stratus as “one of the most interesting players in the edge ecosystem.” It highlights information on Stratus’ move to the edge computing market, its ztC Edge platform and its partnership ecosystem.

August 15, 2018
Overcoming the misconceptions of edge complexity
By Dave Laurello, Smart Industry
Ahead of the 2018 Smart Industry conference, Stratus’ CEO, Dave Laurello, shares his thoughts on the complexity of edge applications, edge-strategy development and the new view of machine failure in this Smart Industry Q&A.

August 14, 2018
Addressing Aging Workforce Issues with New Technologies
By Jason Andersen, InTech Magazine
July/August Issue
In this InTech Magazine article, Jason Andersen, Stratus’ VP of business line management, shares how new technologies can address aging industrial workforce issues, highlighting an example from the Houston Ship Channel.

August 14, 2018
Edge Computing vs. Fog Computing: What’s the Difference?
By Kaya Ismail, CMSWire
This CMSWire piece offering insights on the pros and cons of edge computing and fog computing includes commentary from Jason Andersen, Stratus’ VP of business line management. Jason discusses how edge computing technology can help keep costs low and how fog computing can improve upon edge’s capabilities.

August 14, 2018
How to determine the right balance of cloud and edge for your analytics project
By Jason Andersen, IoT Agenda
In this IoT Agenda article, Jason Andersen, Stratus’ VP of business line management, shares three key considerations for determining the right balance of cloud and edge for IIoT analytics projects.

August 9, 2018
Top IIoT Challenges Facing Operations
By John Fryer, Automation World
In this Automation World article, Stratus’ senior director of industry solutions, John Fryer, addresses the challenges OT professionals face as they are asked to support more complex environments and infrastructures of IIoT and edge computing models.

August 7, 2018
The benefits of edge computing in cold supply chains
By John Fryer, Refrigerated & Frozen Foods
In this Refrigerated & Frozen Foods article, Stratus’ Senior Director of Industry Solutions, John Fryer, discusses how IIoT is transforming the food industry. He offers specific insights into how manufacturers can adopt edge technologies to improve food safety, quality and integrity while also increasing production efficiency.

August 1, 2018
Determining the Right Balance of Cloud and Edge Computing
By John Fryer, Manufacturing Business Technology
John Fryer, Stratus’ senior director of industry solutions, discusses how a combination of cloud and edge computing will make for the most successful IIoT framework to deliver real ROI. This piece offers insight on how to evaluate cloud and edge computing needs based on real-time analytics, cost, and security requirements.

July 31, 2018
How automation can address the challenge of an aging workforce [Q&A]
By Ian Barker, BetaNews
In this BetaNews Q&A, Stratus’ Senior Director, Industry Solutions, John Fryer, discusses how the aging workforce is creating a skills gap and how companies can overcome these staffing challenges by embracing new technologies.

July 30, 2018
Emerging Technology: The Solution to Today’s Aging Workforce
By John Fryer, IoT Evolution
In this IoT Evolution article, Stratus’ Senior Director of Industry Solutions, John Fryer, discusses how the aging workforce is creating a skills gap across industries. He offers insight into how new technologies can help maintain productivity, while cutting time and cost of resources.

July 23, 2018
Is Edge Becoming as Commonplace as the Cloud?
By Sue Marek, SDxCentral
This SDxCentral article by Editor-in-Chief Sue Marek attempts to answer the question “what is the edge?” through insight and commentary from various industry thought leaders on specific edge computing definitions. The article includes a quote from Stratus’ Jason Anderson about how the edge is the most significant for IoT applications that support critical data and need additional protecting.

July 11, 2018
New Tools Offer Options for Preventative Maintenance
By Wayne Labs, Food Engineering
This Food Engineering article by editor Wayne Labs discusses how today’s computerized maintenance management systems assist with preventive maintenance through keeping track of service records, replacement parts and breakdowns. The article includes a quote from Jason Anderson about how customers can learn from system failures and implement better practices to avoid future issues.

June 29, 2018
IIoT Data Protection Demands New Ways of Thinking
By Jason Andersen, IoT Agenda
In this IoT Agenda article, Jason Andersen, Stratus’ VP of business line management, highlights how the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) will bring about new ways of thinking about data protection.

June 28, 2018
Taking IIoT to the Edge
By Jeff Reinke, Industrial Equipment News
Editor Jeff Reinke interviews John Fryer, senior director, industry solutions at Stratus Technologies, in this Industrial Equipment News Q&A about best practices for leveraging Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) capabilities with edge computing strategies.

June 20, 2018
Are You Overloading the Cloud?
By Jason Andersen, Industry Week
In this Industry Week byline, Stratus’ VP of business line management, Jason Andersen, discusses when cloud computing is appropriate for a manufacturers’ needs, and when it may make sense to shift some real-time computing and applications to the edge.

June 20, 2018
Stratus now shipping ztC Edge system for the industrial edge
Design, Products & Applications
Stratus Technologies announces the availability and shipment of the Stratus ztC Edge, its zero-touch, fully virtualised and self-protecting computing platform, specifically designed for industrial edge environments.

June 14, 2018
Does Edge Computing Have to Be Expensive?
By David Greenfield, Automation World
This Automation World article features this month’s news about the general availability of ztC Edge, and includes commentary from Tom Schiller, CEO of AutomaTech/FacilityConneX. It discusses the main features of the product, highlighting how its simplicity and easy setup addresses an edge computing issue in industrial control environments as it requires little to no IT support.

June 1, 2018
Scott Bader’s plant IT infrastructure is modernised usines a virtualised solution
Automation
Read about the virtualisation of one of the bigest global chemical companies and how Stratus solution made things possible. Page 42 of the June editon of Automation magazine.

June 1, 2018
Rugged self-monitoring platform targets edge computing market
Drives & Controls
Read about the latest technology from Stratus on page 58 of the June eidtion of Drives & Control magazine.

May 30, 2018
Why the Future of IIoT Needs Both Edge and Fog Computing
By Jason Andersen, RT Insights
In this RT Insights article, Stratus’ VP of business line management, Jason Andersen, discusses the need for both edge and fog computing as companies prepare for the future of IIoT, and how these technologies can impact our future in applications such as facilities, smart cities and autonomous cars.

May 29, 2018
When Does XaaS Make Sense for Industrial Operations?
By Jason Andersen, Enterprise IoT Insights
In this Enterprise IoT Insights article, Stratus’ VP of business line management, Jason Andersen, discusses aspects of the anything-as-a-service (XaaS) trend, and offers considerations for industrial organizations looking to move to the technology.

May 28, 2018
Why the IIoT and Edge Computing are Pushing Data to the Fore [Q&A]
By Ian Barker, BetaNews
In this BetaNews Q&A, Stratus’ VP of business line management, Jason Andersen, discusses why the rise of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and edge computing has led to an increased focus on data, and how some enterprises are utilizing it.

May 25, 2018
The Rise of the Hybrid IT/OT Professional
By Jason Andersen, Network Computing
In this Network Computing article, Stratus’ VP of business line management, Jason Andersen, discuss the role of the hybrid OT professional – and how businesses should look to make these hires soon. It includes his commentary as to why this role is critical, especially with the increase of IT/OT convergence across industries.

May 22, 2018
Questions Manufacturers Should Ask When Considering the ‘as a Service’ Trend
By Jason Andersen, Automation.com
In this Automation.com article, Jason Andersen, Stratus’ VP of business line management, discusses the value anything-as-a-Service (XaaS) holds for manufacturers in light of today’s industrial transformation, including questions they should address during the decision-making process.

May 21, 2018
Ask Yourself These Questions for IIoT Success
By Jason Andersen, IoT Agenda
In this IoT Agenda article, Jason Andersen, Stratus’ VP of business line management, highlights four questions enterprises need to ask to ensure success when undertaking an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) project.

May 16, 2018
How To Get The Benefit Of Industrial IoT Gateways While Managing The Risk
By Jason Andersen, IoT Evolution
In this IoT Evolution article, Stratus’ VP of business line management, Jason Andersen, discusses how industrial IoT gateway systems can be adequate, but relying on them for business-critical use in production environments could introduce new levels of risk. It also includes his insight into how to manage this risk.

May 16, 2018
Mention: Report on global Fault-tolerant server market 2018-2025
By Anthony Gipson, BitzRadar
Questale’s market research report on Global Fault-tolerant Server provides the newest industry data and industry future trends, allowing you to identify the products and end users driving revenue growth and profitability.

May 13, 2018
How Fog Computing Will Make the Edge Even Smarter
By Jason Andersen, RFID Journal
In this RFID Journal article, Stratus’ VP of business line management, Jason Andersen, discusses the role of fog computing and how it will make the edge smarter for large, distributed Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructures.

May 8, 2018
Artificial Intelligence: Why It Needs to Be on Your Mind
By Jason Andersen, Automation World
In this Automation World article, Stratus’ VP of business line management, Jason Andersen, discusses why artificial intelligence (AI) is important for industrial companies to be thinking about given the large amounts of data brought about by the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

May 4, 2018
The Challenges of Adopting the Industrial Internet of Things [Q&A]
By Ian Barker, BetaNews
In this BetaNews Q&A, Stratus’ VP of business line management, Jason Andersen, discusses the barriers industrial companies looking to implement the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) can face when trying to transition to a next-generation automation system.

May 1, 2018
The Cost of IIoT: How Will This Impact Cloud and Edge Strategies?
By John Fryer, IoT Evolution
In this IoT Evolution article, Stratus’ senior director of industry solutions, John Fryer, discusses how Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) cost trends will impact cloud and edge strategies, highlighting why finding the right balance between the two will be the key to a successful IIoT framework.

March 29, 2018
Myth-Busting: Cloud vs. Edge in IIoT
By Jason Andersen, IoT Agenda
In this IoT Agenda article, Jason Andersen, Stratus’ VP of business line management, discusses why finding the right balance between cloud and edge computing will be critical to success with Industrial Internet of Things deployments.

March 27, 2018
Overcoming barriers: An evolutionary approach to edge computing
By Dave Laurello, Network World
In this Network World article, Stratus CEO Dave Laurello discusses the step-by-step approach that manufacturing and process companies should take in order to reap the advantages of edge-based industrial control technologies while minimizing disruption.

March 15, 2018
At the Edge of an IIoT Evolution
By Jason Andersen, IoT Evolution
In this IoT Evolution article, Stratus’ VP of business line management, Jason Andersen, discusses the shift industrial enterprises are seeing as IIoT adoption increases – specifically, a bigger focus on the data being created and the role edge computing will play in managing it.

March 9, 2018
Water Utility Reduces Enterprise Complexity
By Grant Gerke, Automation World
This Automation World article features the Pinellas County Utilities case study, including commentary from John Fryer, Stratus’ senior director of industry solutions. The article discusses Pinellas’ use of ftServer and the benefits they have seen from Stratus’ technology.

February 26, 2018
Defining the Value of Edge Computing
By Jason Andersen, Control Engineering
In this Control Engineering article, Stratus’ VP of business line management, Jason Andersen, discusses the three critical components industrial enterprises should consider to help ensure a successful edge computing deployment, including the elimination of production downtime, the ability to analyze, act on and protect data in real-time and simplified operations.

February 22, 2018
Can Stratus Make It On The Industrial Edge?
By Matt Kimball, Forbes
This Forbes feature article discusses Stratus’ move to the edge computing market with its new ztC Edge system announced last week. It sheds positive light on this move as being well thought out by the company and positions Stratus alongside big OT/data center players in the space.

February 20, 2018
Edge Computing for Industrial Control Systems
By Dave Greenfield, Automation World
This Automation World article features commentary from Jason Andersen, Stratus’ VP of Business Line Management, about the launch of ztC Edge, Stratus’ new edge computing platform. The article discusses the main features of the product, highlighting how its simplicity and easy setup addresses an edge computing issue in industrial control environments as it requires little to no IT support.

February 12, 2018
New Edge Computing Platform Helps Industry Handle IIoT Data
By Ian Barker, BetaNews
In this BetaNews article, editor Ian Barker discusses the ztC Edge launch as a proof point to how Stratus is helping industrial customer move computing resources close to the edge.

February 12, 2018
Why the Edge Has Moved to the Forefront
By Dave Laurello, Network World
This Network World article, authored by Stratus CEO Dave Laurello, discusses the increasing technology trend of edge computing. It offers various real-world examples of edge computing in practice and includes Dave’s insight into ways that manufacturing and process companies can discover the tremendous possibilities of pushing intelligence to the edge.

January 11, 2018
Stratus Named in First Team Honorees for Edge Computing
By Automation World
The readers of Automation World have selected their preferred suppliers across an array of automation technologies in the 8th annual Automation World’s Leadership in Automation awards program. Stratus is among the esteemed honorees.

January 11, 2018
Breweries Tapping the IIoT to Produce Your Favorite Brew
By Jason Andersen, IoT Journal
In this IoT Journal article, Stratus’ Jason Andersen discusses how breweries leverage the Industrial Internet of Things to optimize operation and efficiency, delivering actionable information in real time and enabling breweries to compete in today’s increasingly unpredictable, consumer-driven marketplace.

January 8, 2018
How the Industrial Internet of Things is affecting food processing
By Wayne Labs, Food Engineering
This Food Engineering article by editor Wayne Labs discusses the benefits of IIoT at length, including a quote from an IT Service Delivery Manager for Dunbia, a Stratus customer in the meat processing industry, who shares why they chose to implement Stratus everRun software.

January 2, 2018
Embrace the IIoT to eliminate worker safety issues
By John Fryer, Hydrocarbon Processing
In this Hydrocarbon Processing article, Stratus’ John Fryer discusses the rise of IIoT in the hydrocarbon processing industry and how it can improve – or even eliminate— worker safety issues.