REDUCED HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE COST
In a recent study, Nucleus Research found customers deploying Stratus ztC Edge devices were able to retire their legacy architecture, typically consisting of servers and PCs, reducing costs while increasing performance and reliability. Further, they were able to eliminate unnecessary application license costs by leveraging a redundant system that uses two unique devices to create a “single” system, while also reducing downtime and data loss.
Nucleus found customers deploying ztC Edge saved significant developer time and effort, and reduced system downtime to further enable greater productivity across IT and operations teams, including operations technology (OT) professionals in manufacturing environments. With a more performant but simpler to maintain architecture, the time spent and complexity of applying system updates is decreased, saving an average 8 and 15 hours, monthly in administrator time.
Nucleus found deploying ztC Edge devices reduced the direct burden on IT to manage and support the existing server infrastructure, in most cases by 90 to 100% of the time currently spent.
The ease of use and management combined with fault tolerance of ztC Edge devices reduced the overall time spent by operations technology personnel on server management by more than 25% on average.
Deploying ztC Edge devices increased uptime and reduced the disruption for employees. Although not easily measured, recovering 0.5 to 1% of previously lost employee time is not unreasonable.
REDUCED UNPLANNED DOWNTIME
Nucleus found Stratus ztC Edge customers frequently noted a reduction, in many cases up to 90%, in unplanned downtime as an ongoing benefit. Stratus ztC Edge can operate as a fault tolerant redundant pair ensuring applications and data remain operational. If the system detects a failure, it will proactively transition workloads from one node to another to maintain system stability. In addition, ztC Edge can be monitored 24/7 through cloud-based system health monitoring and management services provided by Stratus.
Other benefits from deploying Stratus ztC Edge might include improved profits, improved visibility, and reduced administrative overhead.
Hardware costs include the initial cost for Stratus ztC Edge platforms and ongoing maintenance.
The personnel costs for a project include the initial time devoted to the deployment of the Stratus ztC Edge solution. On an ongoing basis, the time devoted to managing the devices should be included in the project costs.
EXTERNAL CONSULTING AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
Consulting and professional services were not typically required as part of a Stratus ztC Edge implementation however if incurred, should be included below.
FINANCIAL RESULTS (USD)
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