Stratus Starts Training Programs for OEMs to Add Edge Processing to Automation Deliverables

March 02, 2021 by Leah Scully

To support data processing over the cloud with edge computing, Stratus launched a Value-Added Reseller (VAR) program to host operational technology through OEM integration training.

Stratus Technologies is an edge computing service provider. It promises speed and security for industries relying on high volumes of data to automate their systems’ real-time operations and processing needs.  


Stratus Debuts VAR Program for OEMs

Stratus launched a Value-Added Reseller (VAR) program for OEMs to implement edge computing platforms on client products and deliverables. The program allows OEMs to integrate more OT in automation and industrial connectivity solutions over the IoT. 

OT describes data processing’s actionable results, while IT describes data processing itself.


Stratus hopes the VAR program will help OEMs and machine builders streamline their specific applications. Image courtesy of Stratus


The result Stratus may see is more of its edge computing platforms on automated technology in various industries. 

Stratus’s VAR program offers OEMs training and education to learn how to use the company’s platforms and offer client support. As part of its VAR program, Stratus offers training, certifications, resources, and a partner portal for OEMs to learn how to implement their edge-computing products. 


What is Edge Computing on the Cloud?

By processing data on the edge of the cloud, more operations can be conducted away from where core data and infrastructure are stored. Systems can scale up and speed up data processing for operations that may differ on a case-by-case basis or may only stay relevant for short amounts of time. 


Stratus’ ztC Edge platform. Image courtesy of Stratus.


Edge computing enables faster operations for high-volume automated solutions, machine learning, AI, video gaming, virtual reality, and other live applications. It allows operational outcomes to depend on surroundings and the state of current reality.  

Edge computing keeps data in a cache to make it more readily available for imminent processing. The technology enables ordinary things like filling a shopping cart on Amazon to more complex things like carrying out AI algorithms on the fly. 

It is enabled by system operations running on nodes closer to the cloud or server edge. Edge computing can also be implemented on local networks that link to servers through gateways closer to the end-user. Less processing power is needed from the cloud and to pull data from a remote server. 

Local protocols and technologies are needed to protect this data at the edge.


The ZTcEdge: A Zero-Touch Edge Computing Platform

Stratus supplies an edge computing platform called the ZTcEdge. According to its site, the platform can “run in any environment without human monitoring, maintenance, repairs, or support,” making it one of the most secure edge processing platforms in the industry. 



Stratus also assures that its telecommunications technology is secure through its years of service in the telecommunications and manufacturing industries. They especially serve the oil and gas, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, utilities, and smart building industries.

If you would like to apply for the VAR program and learn more about ZTcEdge and ftServer, visit the Stratus VAR website.