SOURCE: Stratus Technologies

Stratus Technologies

May 09, 2011 09:00 ET

Government-Focused Solution Provider Offers High-Availability Appliances Using Stratus Avance Software

NCS Technologies Joins Stratus4Uptime Channel Program

MAYNARD, MA--(Marketwire - May 9, 2011) - NCS Technologies, Inc., a system builder and solutions provider to federal, state and local governments, and Stratus Technologies, Inc., announced today that NCS has joined the Stratus4Uptime channel program to deliver uptime assurance with Stratus Avance® high-availability software on its servers.

Founded in 1996, NCS Technologies manufactures and customizes its own branded desktops, notebooks, servers, storage systems, Internet appliances, thin clients and mobile devices. Clients of the Gainesville, Virginia-based firm include numerous government agencies, the U.S. Department of Defense, NASA, NIST, and research organizations, as well as commercial customers with specialized requirements.

"NCS has succeeded in a very competitive field by coupling highly differentiated product and service offerings with a laser focus on quality and customer satisfaction," said An V. Nguyen, NCS president. "Avance software from Stratus fits this business model exceptionally well, giving us an affordable uptime capability that's increasingly critical to our customers."

Stratus Avance software is designed to prevent downtime, data loss and business interruption. Integrating Avance on a NCS server appliance pair creates an uptime solution for ISVs and OEMs to offer clients at a fraction of the cost of conventional hardware clusters.

The Avance platform is easy to deploy. It requires no specialized cluster training or expensive, proprietary standby products. The self-managing, high-availability software includes a web-based management console for remote monitoring and management of servers, virtual machines for a consolidation platform, and network interfaces. Resellers can partner with Stratus to offer pro-active customer service that complements their solutions, or they can rely on Stratus to provide direct-to-user services.

"Like Stratus, NCS understands the demanding requirements of serving customers with critical computing needs, and has a proven track record of achievement," said Roy Sanford, chief marketing officer at Stratus. "We are extremely pleased to have them representing Stratus in their core markets."

NCS is an Intel Premier Channel Partner and a member of the Intel Enabled Server Acceleration Alliance (ESAA) program. Other ESAA members in the U.S. and Europe are also Stratus4Uptime channel partners that integrate Avance software with their server products. Avance software is also available from a range of ISVs, VARs and systems integrators, including those who serve the electronic healthcare records (EHR) marketplace.

About Stratus Technologies
Stratus delivers uptime assurance for the applications its customers depend on most for their success. With its resilient software and hardware technologies, together with proactive availability monitoring and management, Stratus products help to save lives and to protect the business and reputations of companies, institutions, and governments the world over. To learn more about worry-free computing, visit www.stratus.com.

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