Stratus Wins Rockwell Automation’s Inaugural PartnerNetwork Ecosystem Award for Innovative Solution Development

Horizon Solutions combines Stratus ztC™ Edge, Rockwell Automation’s FactoryTalk® View and Historian, and Ocean Data System’s Dream Report™ to deliver business intelligence for industrial customers

MAYNARD, Mass. — April 20, 2022 — Stratus Technologies, a global leader in simplified, protected, and autonomous Edge Computing platforms, today announced that Rockwell Automation, the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and digital transformation, named it a winner of the inaugural PartnerNetwork™ Ecosystem Award during the 2022 PartnerNetwork Conference. The award recognizes Horizon Solutions Business Intelligence Solution-in-a-Box, which combines Rockwell Automation software and Ocean Data Systems’ reporting on Stratus’ simple, protected, autonomous Edge Computing platform to easily deliver business intelligence.

The Rockwell Automation PartnerNetwork Awards honor the achievements of organizations that have successfully planned and executed innovative and transformational solutions. These organizations have found ways to impact one or more areas of their businesses through the application of Rockwell Automation and other partners’ digital and disruptive technologies.

“Stratus is recognized across the Rockwell Automation ecosystem for the reliability of its Edge Computing platforms, and ability to quickly modernize compute infrastructure required for digital transformation initiatives,” said Kevin Davenport, Director, Global Technology Partnerships at Rockwell Automation. “Our customers rely and trust on our best-in-class PartnerNetwork ecosystem to provide superior support, service, and market-leading technologies that deliver unmatched innovation and value to their business. Our relationship with Stratus embodies the spirit of our ecosystem, and I’m delighted to present them with this year’s award.”

Frank Hill, Director, Strategic Alliances at Stratus said, “We work with Rockwell Automation, technology partners, and Rockwell Automation distributors to create cutting edge solutions that deliver more value to customers. Our focus with Rockwell Automation is to provide turnkey, pre-validated solutions that end users and SIs can easily deploy and rely on to work. This award demonstrates the strength of that partnership and the vast opportunity for partners that develop combined Rockwell Automation and Stratus solutions.”

Pre-validated Rockwell Automation and Stratus Architectures for Fast Deployment

In close partnership with Rockwell Automation, Stratus develops turnkey solutions to scale edge control and automation. The result is pre-validated architectures that save engineering time, enable rapid deployment, and simplify OT and IT management.

The Horizon Solutions’ Business Intelligence Solution-in-a-Box provides end users and SIs with a plug-and-play solution that integrated hardware and software designed to deliver more insight into customer operations. The solution includes:

  • Rockwell Automation FactoryTalk View, Historian, and ThinManager
  • Ocean Data Systems Dream Report
  • Stratus ztC Edge Platform

Stratus’ 2nd generation Rockwell Automation PlantPAx Solution-in-a-Box control architecture simplifies deployment of small to medium scale distributed control systems. The solution supports up to 5,000 I/Os and 10,000 tags, and up to 20 thin clients. The pre-validation configuration includes:

  • Rockwell Automation PASS-C template
  • Rockwell Automation FactoryTalk Batch
  • Rockwell Automation Application Server OWS virtual template(s)
  • Stratus ztC Edge 250i platform providing fault-tolerant workload protection

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About Rockwell Automation

Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK), is a global leader in industrial automation and digital transformation. We connect the imaginations of people with the potential of technology to expand what is humanly possible, making the world more productive and more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Rockwell Automation employs approximately 24,500 problem solvers dedicated to our customers in more than 100 countries. To learn more about how we are bringing The Connected Enterprise to life across industrial enterprises, visit

About the Rockwell Automation PartnerNetwork™

Rockwell Automation believes we’re better together—and we do our part by delivering an expansive, global partner ecosystem of market-leading technology, superior support and services, and an integrated and streamlined approach to business. Succeed on an international scale by utilizing our network’s breadth of innovative technologies and services that no single vendor can provide alone. To learn more about how the PartnerNetwork™ is helping to deliver the value of The Connected Enterprise, visit PartnerNetwork Program | Rockwell Automation United States.

About Stratus

For leaders digitally transforming their operations to drive predictable, peak performance with minimal risk, Stratus ensures the continuous availability of business-critical applications by delivering zero-touch Edge Computing platforms that are simple to deploy and maintain, protected from interruptions and threats, and autonomous. For 40 years, we have provided reliable and redundant zero-touch computing, enabling global Fortune 500 companies and small-to-medium sized businesses to securely and remotely turn data into actionable intelligence at the Edge, cloud and data center – driving uptime and efficiency. For more information, please visit or follow on Twitter @StratusAlwaysOn and LinkedIn @StratusTechnologies

About the Manufacturing Leadership Awards

The Manufacturing Leadership Awards honor manufacturing companies and individual manufacturing leaders that are shaping the future of global manufacturing through digital transformation. Winning projects and individual manufacturing leaders have demonstrated achievement in one of a wide range of categories, and are chosen by a panel of expert judges for results that have delivered clear and compelling value, return on investment, and other tangible outcomes. For more information on the Manufacturing Leadership Awards, please go to

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