SOURCE: Stratus Technologies

Stratus Technologies

May 25, 2010 09:00 ET

Stratus Avance 2.0 Expands Uptime Protection, Management Ease for SMBs' Critical Applications

MAYNARD, MA--(Marketwire - May 25, 2010) -  Stratus Technologies today announced its new Stratus® Avance® software 2.0 for small to mid-size businesses, expanding the product's arsenal of defenses against downtime and data loss. Avance software for high availability overcomes concerns about tight budgets and finite technical skills to deliver enterprise-class uptime to SMBs

Avance software 2.0 is designed to configure and manage its own operation. It automatically performs hardware and host-level software monitoring, fault detection and resolution of more than 150 critical operating conditions. The new graphical system management dashboard presents comprehensive configuration and active alert information with multi-lingual online issue-resolution guidance. System managers access the dashboard, as well as platform hardware and software resources, via a Web interface permitting platform management from anywhere.

"Coming from Stratus, you'd expect Avance 2.0 to be the most reliable and affordable software solution for keeping critical applications available and running," said Roy Sanford, Stratus CMO. "Avance gives our channel partners predictable high availability -- less than an hour of unplanned downtime per year -- to offer their customers 30 to 70 percent lower cost than less reliable traditional solutions, with none of the headaches. In rare instances when help is needed, Stratus 24/7 proactive online service is second to none for protecting application uptime."

In an Avance configuration, Windows and Linux applications run on one x86 server in virtual machines, while data is automatically and synchronously replicated to a second server in real time. Shared storage is not required. Avance software 2.0 includes new virtual-machine provisioning features (import/export, back-up/restore) that make it easy to integrate into existing IT infrastructures. In addition to preventing unplanned downtime and data loss, Avance software minimizes planned downtime for hardware and software maintenance minimizing disruption to client applications and services. The new version also features expanded RAID options for storage and management of uninterruptable power supplies.

Avance 2.0 software is available from Stratus' growing roster of global channel partners, including a range of horizontal and vertical systems integrators, value-added resellers and independent software vendors. A key market for Stratus Avance software is healthcare, specifically physician practices, outpatient clinics, small hospitals and clinical laboratories.

About Stratus Technologies
Stratus Technologies focuses exclusively on helping its customers keep critical business operations online without interruption. Based on 30 years of expertise in product and services technology for total availability, Stratus is a trusted solutions provider to customers in manufacturing, health care, financial services, public safety, transportation & logistics, and other industries. For more information, visit

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