Reliable hardware is critical in virtual infrastructures, with multiple virtual machines sitting on each physical server. Stratus Technologies delivers continuously available products, services, and solutions with unmatched operational simplicity. Stratus and VMware combine to deliver greater than 99.999% uptime at both the server/hardware and virtualization layer levels. Stratus partners with VMware as a Global Alliance Partner, as a strategic contributor in VMware’s Community Source program, as an OEM (reselling installed, fully integrated solutions from VMware on Stratus hardware) and as a Technology Alliance Partner, with its Stratus ftServer Systems and Stratus Continuous Processing technology built into every ftServer system.
Core Solution Components
With the reliability delivered by vSphere Infrastructure 3 and Stratus Continuous Availability ftServer Systems, IT can now handle the full range of both expected and unexpected downtime challenges. VMware is integrated on Stratus’ Intel-based servers letting additional ftServer systems be implemented at any time, either in the data center or at remote sites.
Stratus ftServer systems have been designed to provide at least 99.999% uptime, but provide it in a cost-effective way using Intel Xeon processors and Stratus’ Continuous Processing software, out-of-the-box.
Stratus’ key differentiators:
- Continuous Availability – Stratus delivers “five nines” (99.999%) and higher uptime, truly “continuous availability.” Servers only need to be plugged in and the software loaded to be up-and-running with Stratus’ Continuous Processing solution – availability happens automatically and transparently to the user and IT manager.
- Operational Simplicity – Stratus systems are built with Stratus Continuous Availability features from the ground-up, cutting the installation, implementation, configuration and ongoing maintenance workload for IT. There’s no need for scripting, testing cycles, or resetting applications to being “cluster-aware”. Memory and disk data protection, and zero failover time, is immediately available.
- Compelling Financial Advantage – initial pricing is competitive, as well as receiving considerable cost savings from minimized ongoing system support and outages. Leasing is also available.