Autonomous edge computing solutions provider Stratus Technologies has announced the improved integration of its products with the Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT cloud platform.
Stratus said the upgrade ensures customers’ IOT solutions are pre-tested, verified to work with Azure IoT services and paired with hardware and software that seamlessly captures data and analytics.
According to the Massachusetts-based firm that provides edge computing solutions for business-critical systems, its highly-automated, industrial computing platform ztC Edge now easily integrates with Azure-based cloud environments, storing data in the Azure cloud to save time and simplify management systems.
“Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT validates our ability to jumpstart customers’ IoT projects with pre-tested devices and operating system combinations,” said Jason Dietrich, chief revenue officer at Stratus.
“Decreasing the usual customization and work required for compatibility ensures Stratus helps customers get started quickly on their IoT solution.”
Jerry Lee, director of marketing for Azure Internet of Things, Microsoft, said the platform extends the company’s promise to bring IoT to business scale.
“With trusted offerings and verified partners, Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT accelerates the deployment of IoT even further,” he said.
ztC Edge now incorporates Azure interopability from plant floor to top floor, Stratus said. Choosing and connecting the right set of devices, assets and sensors to the cloud can be time-consuming.
“By choosing a partner from the Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT program, customers can save time and effort on project specs and RFP processes by knowing in advance what devices and offerings will work with the Azure IoT Suite,” the company said.
According to Stratus, ztC Edge significantly reduces the dependence on IT for virtualized computing at the edge. It can also be installed outside of traditional data rooms or data centers, like on the manufacturing plant floor.