Obsidian Systems spearheads availability with Stratus’ new ztC platforms

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By: Muggie van Staden, Managing Director of Obsidian, Premium Distributor of Stratus

I’m excited to discuss the groundbreaking advancements in availability computing, as showcased at the recent Stratus partner event. The unveiling of the ztC Edge’s second generation and the ztC Endurance family represents a significant leap in fault-tolerant computing, crucial for industries where reliability is non-negotiable.

The enhanced ztC Edge platform is a testament to Stratus’ commitment to innovation. With a performance boost of up to 200% over its predecessor, it’s engineered for demanding environments like pharmaceuticals, chemicals, and food and beverage. This platform uniquely combines application virtualization and fault tolerance, making it ideal for industrial edge applications.

But the star of the show was the ztC Endurance platform, a breakthrough in intelligent, predictive computing. Offering a significant 99.99999% availability, which translates to 3.16 seconds of unplanned downtime per year. It is built on the 4th generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors. This platform goes beyond fault tolerance. It empowers organisations to foresee and mitigate potential failures before they occur.

This predictive fault tolerance, a key feature of the ztC Endurance, is a result of Stratus’ 42 years of innovation. It signifies a new standard in system availability, crucial for our customers across various industries. The platform’s design, based on analysing over 100 million hours of computing runtime, ensures a fault-tolerant solution without compromises in performance, cost, or manageability.

In today’s digital-first, data-driven world, the convergence of Operational Technology (OT) and IT demands solutions like the ztC Endurance. Yes, keeping systems running is important. But more than that, OT and IT teams need access to tools that enhance operational efficiency and drive business growth. The platform’s manageability, serviceability, and performance are tailored to modern technology needs, aligning with the market’s shift towards edge IT workloads.

For South African businesses, these innovations come at a critical time. Our local industries, poised for digital transformation, can greatly benefit from the reliability and efficiency these platforms offer. At Obsidian Systems, we are proud to partner with Stratus in bringing these advanced solutions to our market, helping our clients leverage cutting-edge technology to achieve their operational and business goals.

Looking ahead, the role of edge computing in shaping the future of business is undeniable. With Stratus’ continued innovation and Obsidian Systems’ commitment to delivering top-tier solutions, we are well-equipped to assist our clients in navigating their digital transformation journeys. The ztC Edge and ztC Endurance platforms are more than just technology; they are the keys to unlocking new levels of success and efficiency.

For more information, please head on over to the Stratus Web site and read the detailed announcement here. for comprehensive insights.