IIoT Initiatives

IT/OT Essentials for Control System Projects with Cloud & Edge Computing

By | Application Availability, Availability, Cloud Computing, Cost of Downtime, Edge Computing, Fault Tolerant, High Availability, IIoT, Industrial Automation, On Demand Webinars, Virtualization

Success with IIoT  initiatives and control projects relies on engineers who can bridge the IT/OT divide and understand the critical requirements within the plant environment.

The right platform infrastructure for control applications that supports IIoT initiatives should be easy to use, easy to maintain and eliminate unplanned downtime. However, as applications become more complex and automation and enterprise networks become interconnected, the requirements of IT networks often become imposed on the operational technology world. This frequently creates unforeseen problems for automation engineers and system integrators. This webcast will help create IT and OT alignment for industrial computers, reduce risk, and create stronger project specifications.

Discover what options are available to satisfy IT, while delivering platforms simple to use and maintain by OT, in the control room and at the edge, where support can be a major challenge. As real-time control and analytics applications migrate towards the edge, often in preparation for, or as part of, a digitalization initiative, being able to provide a differentiated solution with best practices to meet OT needs can give system integrators an advantage.

In this webinar you will learn how to:

  • Better gain IT and OT alignment on industrial computers for projects
  • Reduce risk and create more effective industrial computer specifications for projects

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Featured Speaker

John Fryer
Senior Director Industry Solutions, Stratus Technologies

John Fryer is the Senior Director Industry Solutions at Stratus Technologies, where he is responsible for go-to-market strategies and industry initiatives across all the company’s product lines. He has over 25 years of experience with systems and software products in a variety of engineering, marketing and executive roles at successful startups and major companies, including Motorola, Emerson Network Power and Oracle. His experience includes more than 15 years working with high-availability solutions for the enterprise, automation and networking industries.

Mark Hoske
Content Manager & Moderator, CFE Media

Mark Hoske has been Control Engineering editor / content manager since 1994 and in a leadership role since 1999, covering all major areas: control systems, networking and information systems, control equipment and energy, and system integration, everything that comprises or facilitates the control loop.


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By | Application Availability, Data Protection, Fault Tolerant, Fault Tolerant Storage, Solution Briefs

Solution brief

Protect Your Data At Rest: Stratus V Series & ftScalable Storage

Enhanced ftScalable storage with self-encrypting drives now supported on V Series 2404, 4408, 6408 and 6512 system

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By | Application Availability, Blog / Post, High Availability

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In a recent survey of over 500 Stratus customers, 50% responded that they were also considering virtualized high availability software during their buying process. “Aren’t high availability software solutions good enough?”, “Can’t we just have a good DR system in place?”, and “Do we really need continuous availability?” are just a few questions that come to mind when exploring availability options.

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By | Application Availability, everRun, ftServer, High Availability, Infographics, Oil & Gas Select, Power Select


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For 54% of business surveyed, anything below 99.99% availability is unacceptable1

Look at the availability solutions in this infographic to find out how downtime affects organizations, calculate your current yearly downtime risk, and decide what availability protection level your systems, applications and data require.

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ESG Solution Showcase: Stratus ftServer Enhances VMware High Availability

Increasing the availability of VMware virtual machines is about “and” instead of “or”

Organizations today are more dependent on their IT resources than ever. As a result, IT teams are transforming their data centers through server virtualization, even as they face increasing pressure to meet tight SLAs, increase agility, and reduce costs. IT infrastructures built upon VMware can increase the availability of the systems that matter most to organizations (without requiring any changes to long-term IT strategy or day-to-day IT management) by utilizing Stratus ftServer platforms as their hosts.
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By | Application Availability, everRun, Fault Tolerant, High Availability, Telecommunications, Webinars


Fault-Tolerant Computing: The Leading Edge of High Availability

This Light Reading webinar discusses the importance of resiliency and high availability to communications applications. As applications and network functions are virtualized, the need for resiliency becomes even more critical if applications are deployed on less physically reliable white box servers. Implementation of fault-tolerant computing at the application level can be costly and risky, and sometimes not possible, until now.
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Availability for always-on building security and automation systems

By | Application Availability, Building Security, High Availability, Smart Buildings, Webinars


Availability Solutions for Building Security & Automation Systems

This on-demand webinar focuses on the importance of preventing downtime for building security and automation systems. Watch this webinar to learn about the degrees of availability, the exact risks of server downtime, less obvious costs you can incur, and the different types of availability solutions.
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