Intelligent, predictive fault-tolerant computing platforms launched

The Stratus ztC Endurance platform is a family of fault-tolerant computing platforms for next-generation sustainable operations.

By Stratus Technologies November 1, 2023
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Stratus Technologies announced the launch of its Stratus ztC Endurance platform, a family of fault-tolerant computing platforms for next-generation sustainable operations. The platform introduces intelligent, predictive fault tolerance that delivers seven nines (99.99999%) availability, and performance gains through latest generation technology components including 4th generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors. The ztC Endurance platform builds on Stratus’ combination of built-in software and hardware, proactive health monitoring, and serviceability to run mission-critical applications without downtime or data loss.

“Stratus’ new ztC Endurance platform is the culmination of Stratus’ 42 years of innovation in fault tolerance – it raises the bar for system availability for our customers across every industry,” said Dave Laurello, president of Intelligent Platform Solutions, SGH, in a press release. “Our new family of compute platforms continues our unmatched availability and ease-of-use with 99.99999% availability, a modernized system architecture, and the performance to support our customers’ growth. With the ztC Endurance platform, we’re delivering a new technology curve for reliability that will empower organizations on their digital journeys well into the future.”

“The ztC Endurance platform is the result of years of planning, development, and testing,” said Dara Ambrose, vice president of products and solutions for Intelligent Platform Solutions, SGH. “The platform design is based on the analysis of more than 100 million hours of computing runtime across thousands of customers.”

In today’s digital-first, data-driven world, operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT) teams require solutions that meet both teams’ efforts to enhance operational efficiency, improve system security, and ultimately drive business growth. OT leaders are investing in automation to manage complex processes, while IT leaders are seeking modern technology that is easily serviceable and cost-efficient. OT and IT teams demand reliable and secure solutions designed for today as well as tomorrow. Industry research forecasts edge IT workloads will grow up to 28% through 2026 as a result of this market demand.

The Stratus ztC Endurance platform is designed to provide fault-tolerant computing platforms for next-generation sustainable operations.

The Stratus ztC Endurance platform is designed to provide fault-tolerant computing platforms for next-generation sustainable operations. Courtesy: Stratus Technologies

Stratus ztC Endurance fetures

Stratus’ ztC Endurance portfolio works to eliminate system downtime and data loss 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.

The Stratus ztC Endurance platforms deliver innovation in five key areas of performance, including:

  • Predictive – The ztC Endurance platform introduces intelligent, predictive fault tolerance through the Stratus Automated Uptime Layer with Smart Exchange process 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.

  • Protected – The platform ensures data integrity and protects against loss of in-flight application data with 99.99999% application system availability and embedded hardware and software security features, along with the ability to run third-party cybersecurity applications to protect IT and OT assets.

  • Manageable – 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.

  • Serviceable – 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.

  • Performance – This release incorporates the latest technology, notably 4th generation Intel Xeon Scalable “Sapphire Rapids” processors, high speed NVMe, and resilient, high-performance DDR5 memory. This results in new levels of performance matched with fault tolerance required to consolidate mission-critical applications as well as run complex software stacks and advanced applications.

– Edited from a Stratus press release by CFE Media and Technology.