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Stratus Technologies introduces ‘everRun Enterprise’

Stratus Technologies, Inc., has launched everRun Enterprise, a new availability solution that delivers mainframe-like reliability to virtualized workloads.

"This launch signals a change in strategy for Stratus," said Nigel Dessau, chief marketing officer at Stratus Technologies. "We are broadening our focus on fault tolerance - which ensures the highest levels of availability - beyond hardware, to virtual workloads on commodity servers."

everRun Enterprise unifies the monitoring, management and service capabilities of the Avance high-availability software with the fault-tolerant engine of previous generations of everRun. Additionally, the entire solution now leverages the open source Kernel Virtual Machine (KVM) hypervisor. The result of this new architecture is a higher performance software platform that supports a wider range of operating system guest workloads.

"This is significant since some customers have resisted migrating business-critical applications to virtualized architectures due to a lack of reliable, enterprise-grade availability in today's hypervisors," said Jason Andersen, senior director of Product Management. "We also see a very similar requirement in private clouds. This technology will be the basis of our cloud strategy as well."

Andersen continued, "With everRun Enterprise, we are continuing to provide our partners and customers with more flexible solutions to solve their availability challenges. By moving the capabilities of downtime prevention and recovery from hardware to software, Stratus is the first company to deliver a solution for an emerging category called Software Defined Availability."

everRun Enterprise is designed to keep Windows and Linux applications up and running continuously without changes to applications or in-flight data loss. It is compatible with a wide range of platforms, is easy to implement and includes centralized management tools for an all-encompassing view of the entire stack: from bare metal to the applications. The software runs on industry-standard Intel-based x86 servers without the need for specialized IT skills.

www.stratus.com

•Date: 15th January 2014 • World •Type: Article • Topic: ICT continuity

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