In today’s industrial environments, companies are faced with mounting pressure to be more efficient with fewer resources. At the same time, industrial technologies are becoming more powerful and more connected, yet are being deployed where there are little or no IT resources. The influx of data from these technologies and devices is driving the need for – and growth of – new edge computing infrastructure.
That solution is here. ztC Edge is a zero-touch, fully virtualised and self-protecting computing platform, specifically designed for industrial edge environments. With built-in remote management and user-installable in less than an hour, ztC Edge significantly reduces the IT burden for virtualised computing at the edge. Its self-protecting and self-monitoring features help reduce unplanned downtime and ensure availability of business-critical industrial applications.
Purpose-built for operational technology (OT), ztC Edge is easy to set up, configure and manage, with user-friendly tools and redundant, hot-swappable nodes that automatically verify compatibility and synchronise themselves.
Availability and virtualisation built in
Self-protecting and monitored by Stratus
Installed in under 30 minutes
No IT or
Ideal for running business-critical industrial applications quickly and reliably in remote locations with limited or no IT resources, ztC Edge users benefit from:
Through pre-installed virtualisation software and intuitive, user-friendly configuration and management tools, ztC Edge simplifies the process, and shortens the time it takes to get critical applications up and running, saving users time and effort. It can manage up to three virtual machines, each running different industrial or IIoT applications.
ztC Edge’s rugged form factor gives it the flexibility it to be deployed “at the edge”, or outside of traditional data rooms or data centres (it is DIN rail-mountable), such as on manufacturing plant floors. Additionally, ztC Edge can be deployed in under 30 minutes, offering users superior time to value.
ztC Edge’s self-monitoring and self-protecting capabilities make it ideal for unmanned stations, or remote locations with limited resources. Because it takes care of itself, companies don’t have to take care of it, saving them time and effort.
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What our customers are saying about stratus
“The advantage Stratus brings is its zero-touch, fully automated system that can run independently or in conjunction with a data centre rack – so it is rugged enough for OT, but friendly enough for IT.”Ashish NadkarniProgram Director, IDC
ztC Edge features
These key features help companies increase operator efficiency, reduce IT burden and minimise downtime risk:
ztC Edge’s built-in multi-site application recovery capabilities give users greater flexibility, allowing them to ensure business continuity, and protect valuable enterprise data quickly and easily, accelerating time to value and minimising downtime risk.
ztC Edge’s compact, rugged design means that it can be used in a wide variety of locations and industrial settings, giving users greater flexibility. Its hot-swappable design makes it possible for plant operators and technicians, rather than specially trained IT admins, to repair ztC Edge when necessary.
Stratus’s cloud-based system health monitoring and management services ensures that applications on users’ ztC Edge systems are always running, with minimal user effort.