SOURCE: Stratus Technologies

Stratus Technologies

November 05, 2014 09:00 ET

Stratus Debuts Fully-Integrated Disaster Recovery to Complete the Industry's Most Comprehensive End-to-End Software Defined Availability Solution

everRun® Portfolio Expands to Include Fault-Tolerant and High Availability Options to Suit Different Application Requirements in the Data Center and at the Network's Edge

MAYNARD, MA--(Marketwired - Nov 5, 2014) - Stratus Technologies, Inc., the leading provider of availability solutions, today announced the general availability of the anticipated disaster recovery addition to everRun® Enterprise, the company's next generation software defined availability solution. With this latest software release, Stratus debuts fully-integrated disaster recovery capabilities to give IT complete end-to-end protection of their critical infrastructure so enterprises can maintain compliance and business continuity in all key locations should the unthinkable occur. With this release, Stratus is also expanding its software portfolio with the addition of everRun® Express, a high availability solution that offers all the features and functionality of everRun Enterprise with the exception of selectable availability.

"Our mission is to ensure that all Stratus customers are able to experience unparalleled availability -- regardless of the nature of their apps, or where they live," said Nigel Dessau, Chief Marketing Officer at Stratus Technologies. "The addition of disaster recovery further bolsters our already strong business continuity capabilities. Our software defined approach -- capable of delivering dynamically adjustable levels of availability -- is an industry game-changer that will be pivotal to how we deliver enterprise-class availability in the cloud."

Perfect for transaction oriented stateful applications, everRun Enterprise is the only production grade, software based fault-tolerant engine in the market today. It supports the largest number and sizes of virtual machines in the industry and is used in some of the most mission critical deployments. Other IT vendors may claim that they have this capability in their roadmaps but Stratus is continuing to lead in this area and has over 30 years of experience to back it up. everRun Express, which is best suited to more web oriented stateless applications takes the idea of other high availability and clustering products a step further. For example, the advanced management capabilities of everRun are constantly aware of the system, enabling a proactive, rather than reactive approach to event handling. This means shorter periods of downtime (seconds, not minutes) which translates to less loss of productivity and data.

"With Stratus' long history leading the market in full-system fault-tolerant availability solutions, it comes as no surprise the company would be extending its expertise to deliver software defined availability to virtualized environments with everRun Enterprise," said John Abbott, Founder and Distinguished Analyst at 451 Research. "Software is clearly the direction in which availability solutions are headed. And as innovations in the cloud and OpenStack gain momentum, we'll be watching intently to see how Stratus takes software defined availability to the cloud."

"As a Gold Partner of Stratus, Diventus has been selling everRun solutions for more than 15 years," said Reiner Rohde, CEO, Diventus GmbH. "This latest release of the software brings even more innovation and will continue to be a key component of our strategy to ensure the continuous operation of critical business processes in the data center and at the edge. The newly integrated DR capabilities will bring significant value-add to our customers to give them complete end-to-end protection of their critical infrastructure."

Both everRun Enterprise and everRun Express are fully-comprehensive, offering end-to-end protection, as well as the following features and functionality:

  • Split-site Cross Campus - provides application fault tolerance across geographically separated sites
  • High Availability or Fault-Tolerant protection* - for symmetric multiprocessor (SMP) and multi-core workloads
  • Stratus One View console - enables users to build, designate, deploy, monitor and manage everRun instances and virtual machines from one centralized location
  • Availability Engine - achieves always-on availability with applications mirrored on two virtual machines with no data loss or machine restarts
  • System Watchdog and Alerting Service - constantly monitors systems and automatically sends a system-level notification should a fault occur
  • Application Monitoring - reduces downtime as well as simplifies, accelerates and optimizes performance by providing visibility across IT environments and delivering automatic diagnosis
  • Disaster Recovery - mitigates the impact disaster has on the bottom line by using built-in asynchronous replication between sites over a wide area network connection

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* everRun Express offers high availability only

About Stratus Technologies
Stratus Technologies is the leading provider of infrastructure based solutions that keep applications running continuously in today's always-on world. Stratus enables rapid deployment of always-on infrastructures, from enterprise servers to clouds, without any changes to applications. Stratus' flexible solutions -- software, platform and services -- prevent downtime before it occurs and ensure uninterrupted performance of essential business operations.