SOURCE: Stratus Technologies

Stratus Technologies

November 29, 2010 18:00 ET

Stratus Technologies and Shanghai Hi-Tech Look to Triple China Sales by 2012

Partners Sign Exclusive China Distribution Agreement for Avance Software, Taking Relationship to a New Level

MAYNARD, MA and HONG KONG--(Marketwire - November 29, 2010) - Seizing opportunities created by China's robust economy and ongoing infrastructure investments, Stratus Technologies, Inc. and Shanghai Hi-Tech Control System Co., Ltd. (HITE) are aggressively ramping up sales with a record-setting multi-million dollar purchase and broadening their partnership to include new products, the two companies announced today.

HITE has ordered more than 200 Stratus® ftServer® systems, the largest single ftServer system order in Stratus history. The industry-standard ftServer line is designed specifically to deliver continuous uptime for critical IT applications common among HITE's extensive customer base.

The two companies also have entered into a distribution agreement, awarding HITE exclusive rights to sell Stratus Avance® high-availability software in China. The agreement runs through December 2012 with the option to extend. The Avance software creates a high-availability computing platform from general-purpose x86 servers that is simple, reliable and affordable. 

"This commitment by HITE to Stratus, ftServer and Avance software is very gratifying," said David Laurello, Stratus president and CEO. "We are particularly excited that HITE will be launching Avance software into a new market with enormous growth potential. This is an important milestone in the life of the product."

HITE, a systems integrator serving the industrial automation industry, has customers in manufacturing, utilities, highway tolling and other businesses throughout Shanghai, Jiangsu, and neighboring provinces. Among the many installations already using Stratus servers, the company implemented the traffic monitoring and management system installed initially for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. HITE has been among Stratus' top-ten customers for ftServer systems for the past two fiscal years and first quarter of the current fiscal year, and the company is the recipient of numerous business excellence awards in China.

"Because of HITE's excellent reputation among so many different businesses and industries, Stratus has been able to gain a strong foothold in the China market," said Haruyoshi Iida, Stratus president of Japan & Asia/Pacific. "They recognize the value of offering customers a unique capability that competitors cannot -- the best protection possible against downtime for critical operations and applications. Stratus is indeed fortunate to have a strong, collaborative partnership with HITE, a partnership we value highly."

According to HITE's Guo Meng Rong, vice chairman of the board and general manager, "Shanghai Hi-Tech's business partnership with Stratus over the past few years has been very productive for both our companies, and most beneficial to our customers throughout China. Adding Stratus Avance software expands our offerings for availability solutions, which will help us grow our company by providing greater value in service to our customers."

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Contact Information

  • Contacts:

    Shirley Yee
    Business Development Director
    Stratus Technologies, Asia Pacific

    Ken Donoghue
    Corporate Public/Analyst Relations
    Stratus Technologies, Inc.