Stratus wins Rockwell Automation's PartnerNetwork Ecosystem Award for innovative solution development

April 25, 2022

Rockwell Automation, an industrial automation and digital transformation company, named Stratus Technologies, a manufacturer of simplified, protected and autonomous edge computing platforms, a winner of the inaugural PartnerNetwork Ecosystem Award during the 2022 PartnerNetwork Conference. The award recognizes Horizon Solutions Business Intelligence Solution-in-a-Box, which combines Rockwell Automation software and Ocean Data Systems’ reporting on Stratus’ edge computing platform to deliver business intelligence.

The Rockwell Automation PartnerNetwork Awards honor the achievements of organizations that have successfully planned and executed innovative and transformational solutions. These organizations have found ways to impact one or more areas of their businesses through the application of Rockwell Automation and other partners’ digital and disruptive technologies.

“Stratus is recognized across the Rockwell Automation ecosystem for the reliability of its edge computing platforms, and ability to quickly modernize compute infrastructure required for digital transformation initiatives,” said Kevin Davenport, director, global technology partnerships at Rockwell Automation. “Our customers rely on and trust our best-in-class PartnerNetwork ecosystem to provide superior support, service, and market-leading technologies that deliver unmatched innovation and value to their business. Our relationship with Stratus embodies the spirit of our ecosystem, and I’m delighted to present them with this year’s award.”

Frank Hill, director, strategic alliances at Stratus said: “We work with Rockwell Automation, technology partners and Rockwell Automation distributors to create cutting edge solutions that deliver more value to customers. Our focus with Rockwell Automation is to provide turnkey, pre-validated solutions that end users and SIs can easily deploy and rely on to work. This award demonstrates the strength of that partnership and the vast opportunity for partners that develop combined Rockwell Automation and Stratus solutions.”

The Horizon Solutions’ Business Intelligence Solution-in-a-Box is designed to provide end users and SIs with a plug-and-play solution that integrates hardware and software to deliver insight into customer operations. The solution includes:

  • Rockwell Automation FactoryTalk View, Historian, and ThinManager
  • Ocean Data Systems Dream Report
  • Stratus ztC Edge Platform

The partnership has also made available Stratus’ second generation Rockwell Automation PlantPAx Solution-in-a-Box control architecture, which simplifies deployment of small to medium scale distributed control systems. The solution is designed to support as many as 5,000 I/Os and 10,000 tags, and as many as 20 thin clients. The pre-validation configuration includes:

  • Rockwell Automation PASS-C template
  • Rockwell Automation FactoryTalk Batch
  • Rockwell Automation Application Server OWS virtual template(s)
  • Stratus ztC Edge 250i platform providing fault-tolerant workload protection

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