Stratus just announced the release of its “Always-On infrastructure for IIoT” (Industrial Internet of Things) platform. This latest generation of its industry leading availability platform, ftServer for VMware, incorporates some significant new options for the broad continuous availability market and specifically the industrial automation sector. These include performance monitoring through Sightline Assure and the integration of OPC, the industry standard communications mechanism for industrial control systems (ICS). Craig Resnick of the ARC Advisory Group commented, “The Stratus Always-On infrastructure for IIoT, combined with its OPC UA integration for Industrial Automation connectivity, provides the industry with a proven solution that is modern, future-ready, and can address the continuous availability issues of IT /OT convergence head-on.”
As a long-time partner with VMware, Stratus has consistently delivered the best of both availability and virtualization where avoiding downtime and data loss are critical requirements. The company’s deep expertise in these areas enables it to effectively bridge the gap between the requirements of OT tasked with keeping ICS’s up and running, and IT, where keeping infrastructure safe, secure and up-to-date is of paramount importance.