Life at the edge in industrial automation (IA) is tough for controllers, sensors, meters, relays, and other edge-based devices that operate in factories and remote sites. Environmental conditions are harsh, integration with analytics and other computing systems is limited, and on-premise IT support is minimal to non-existent.

With industrial-hardened servers to capture and analyze edge-driven big data, IA firms can reduce operational costs and boost efficiency.

So, when Tom Schiller from FacilityConneX was investigating how best to run their new analytics software to work with the data collected by onsite historians, he turned to the new ztC Edge from Stratus because of the simplicity and reliability it brought to the edge.

Watch their story and learn how they were able to ensure availability at the edge with the first fully virtualized and self-monitoring edge server that is rugged enough for any environment.