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Infrastructure for Smart Buildings
11 August 2016
Stratus Technologies is extending its commitment to building management and security worldwide with the Stratus Always-On Infrastructure for Smart Buildings.
The advent of Smart Buildings drives the need to monitor and control many separate systems ranging from security, to IT, to lighting, HVAC and more. Using a virtualised platform is a cost effective foundation to do this, but virtualising can also mean a single point of failure making fault-tolerant virtualisation an imperative.
Providing a proven, always-on foundation for Smart Buildings, Stratus’ downtime prevention software, everRun Enterprise, combined with performance monitoring delivered through everRun Monitor from Sightline Assure (everRun Monitor) enables a simple way to virtualise disparate multi-vendor solutions and easily monitor the entire building management network – from servers to virtualised applications, to cameras, door locks and sensors.
“Smart Buildings provide increased cost efficiencies through environmental controls, as well enhanced protection and access controls to protect the people and assets inside. But enabling the transformation to Smart Buildings can be challenging”, says Jason Andersen, vice president of business line management, Stratus Technologies. This is due to the fact that most of the existing systems in place came from different best of breed vendors who all use different platforms. With the Stratus Always-On Infrastructure for Smart Buildings we are enabling a reliable and simple way to virtualise these disparate solutions and easily monitor the entire building management solution.”
“Stratus is well known for providing the highest levels of availability when and where it really matters and offering practical solutions to address the needs of specific market segments”, says Vernon Turner, Senior Vice President of Enterprise Systems and IDC Fellow for The Internet of Things. “This latest evolution of the Stratus software portfolio combines Stratus’ always-on infrastructure with enhanced monitoring capabilities. The strong underlying infrastructure and visibility delivered by everRun Enterprise with everRun Monitor is addressing the challenge of managing the requirements for the consistent operation of Smart Buildings’ disparate infrastructure while maximising efficiency and reducing cost.”
Stratus is providing the strong underlying infrastructure required to maximise effectiveness of Smart Buildings:
A virtualisation ready platform. Enables operators to run multi-vendor applications with less hardware and protect them from downtime to further optimise efficiencies, simplify deployment and maximise investments.
A holistic solution centric view. A single pane of glass dashboard of the entire automation infrastructure (devices, applications and hardware) allows operators to identify system performance issues ahead of time and take immediate action to prevent downtime.
Availability without complexity. A highly available or fault-tolerant solution that is easy to deploy without any specialised skills and easy to service in the event of failure.