Fault-Tolerant Edge Computing

Nov. 20, 2023

Stratus Technologies has released its new Stratus ztC Endurance platform, a new family of fault-tolerant computing platforms for sustainable operations. The platform introduces the Stratus Automated Uptime Layer with Smart Exchange, which tracks and targets a wider range of failure points than other standalone hyperconverged solutions and automatically takes corrective actions to address and resolve issues before they impact operations to deliver 99.99999% availability. The Stratus ztC Endurance platform also features 4th generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors. Stratus’ ztC Endurance portfolio furthers Stratus’ proven approach for eliminating system downtime and data loss (including in-flight data) through built-in fault tolerance that is transparent to standard operating systems and hosted applications. It does not require additional scripting or modification and provides proactive health monitoring. This enables OT and IT teams to run mission-critical applications and complex software stacks without needing to be server experts.

As an open system, the platform simplifies manageability with remote monitoring capabilities and management APIs that are interoperable with existing IT tools and systems familiar to IT teams. Additionally, the ztC Endurance platform and its fault tolerant architecture support standard, off-the-shelf operating systems without requiring modifications. The ztC Endurance architecture is redundant, modular and features four pairs of customer replaceable units (CRUs) – compute, I/O, power supply unit, and storage – that are hot-swappable by OT or IT without specialized expertise or tools to continuously deliver uptime and efficient operation.

Stratus’ ztC Endurance Platform is available in three models:

  • ztC Endurance Model 7100: designed for large data centers and larger plants
  • ztC Endurance Model 5100: designed for remote offices and medium plants
  • ztC Endurance Model 3100: designed for shop floor locations and smaller plants