ztC Edge Series Computers
Stratus ztC Edge Industrial Edge Computer.
Stratus ztC™ Edge
Zero touch computing for your critical industrial control systems
Each year the expectations increase—greater
productivity, higher quality, faster changes. While
some manufacturers are well into leveraging
technology to improve profitability, many are still
in the early stages. Nevertheless, most all would
like to update their aging, standalone computers,
and virtualize their industrial control applications
to increase efficiency and reclaim space, but lack
the time, resources, or skills to do this.
What would be ideal, is a turnkey computing platform—one
with virtualization and reliability already built-in, to deploy highly
available, yet highly efficient business-critical SCADA/HMI
systems and Historian databases quickly and easily. One that
eliminated OT’s reliance on IT and allowed them to focus on
the business of running their plant, not their computer systems.
ztC Edge is the answer
Stratus ztC Edge is that system. Deployed in under 30 minutes,
and monitored 24/7/365 by Stratus, manufacturers can quickly
and easily increase their efficiency, and lower their downtime
risk, by using ztC Edge. And by relying on Stratus’s expertise in
reliable computing systems, they can focus their time on more
value-added plant optimization and control.
ztC Edge is a versatile, fully integrated, self-protecting,
industrial computing platform that helps resource
constrained manufacturers increase operational
efficiency, reduce IT burden, and lower downtime
risk. A pair of rugged nodes, with built-in virtualization,
integrated redundancy, automated recovery,
and cloud-based system health management
services, ztC Edge delivers virtualized industrial
IoT and control applications quickly and reliably.
- Increased operational efficiency: With pre-installed
virtualization, automated application and data
protection, and intuitive, user-friendly configuration
and management tools, ztC Edge simplifies and
shortens the time it takes to get critical applications
up and running, saving you time and effort.
- Reduced IT burden: 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, both you and IT have
more time to focus on other priorities and value-added
- Lower downtime risk: ztC Edge’s self-monitoring
and self-protecting features help reduce unplanned
downtime. Its virtualization host software can be
updated on a running system (without requiring a
system reboot), eliminating any downtime associated
with system upgrades.
- More deployment options: ztC Edge performs equally
well in the control room, machine cabinet, or shop
floor, giving customers more choice. Its fan-less, solid
state design is durable, industrial rated, and can
be wall or DIN rail mounted, with front-accessible
color-coded ports for quick and easy installation.
- Built in virtualization: ztC Edge ships with a built-in
virtualization platform called Stratus Redundant Linux.
Based on the open source KVM project, it can run up to
4 separate Windows® or Linux® virtual machines, each with
different industrial control or IoT applications. A management
tool, ztC Console, makes it easy for plant staff to set up,
configure and manage their virtual machines.
- Automated protection: ztC Edge is comprised of redundant
nodes that act as a single system. With workload migration,
data replication, and redundant networking, it instantly
provides protection for applications and data. The system
can proactively move virtual machines from one node to
the other, to ensure application continuity. If it detects a
networking or disk failure on one node, it automatically
re-routes traffic or uses data on the other node, without
any operator intervention.
- Local site recovery: Stratus ztC Edge nodes can physically
be deployed in different locations, as long as there is a direct
network connection between them. Applications that are
running in one room can resume in another room, with
minimal interruption of service, and without operator
intervention, providing local site disaster recovery.
- Rugged, hot-swappable nodes: Designed for harsh,
industrial environmental conditions, ztC Edge performs
equally well in the control room, cabinet, or shop floor. Its
fan-less, solid state design is durable, and operational in
temperatures ranging from –40 to +60 degrees Celsius, and
non-condensing humidity between 10 to 95%. The compact
system can be wall or DIN rail mounted, and can withstand
vibration to 3 Grms.
- System health monitoring and management:
Included with ztC Edge is a REST API, for easier integration
of system information into common system management
platforms. Also available are optional system health
monitoring and management services. ztC Edge can
be configured to continually monitor and send system
generated logs to Stratus over a secure network. Stratus
engineers in turn can analyze these logs, triage alerts,
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