SOURCE: Stratus Technologies

Stratus Technologies

July 06, 2011 08:30 ET

Stratus Technologies Avance Software Now Delivers Uptime Assurance to X86 Servers From the Four Market Leaders

Stratus Signs First IBM Reseller, Sumisho Computer Systems, to Provide Japanese Businesses and Organizations With High-Availability Computing

MAYNARD, MA--(Marketwire - Jul 6, 2011) - Stratus® Technologies, the leading provider of uptime assurance, today announced that Stratus® Avance® high-availability software now supports IBM System x3650 M3 and x3500 M3 servers, the first IBM systems to be certified for the Avance platform. Avance now runs on over 60 server platforms, including systems from Hewlett-Packard, Dell, and leading Intel system builders worldwide.

The company also announced that it has signed its first IBM system reseller, Sumisho Computer Systems Corporation (SCS), to a distribution agreement. SCS will market Stratus Avance software in Japan, providing local small and mid-sized businesses with industry-leading uptime assurance. SCS joins dozens of channel partners who deliver Stratus availability solutions to customers worldwide as members of the Stratus4Uptime channel program.

"Stratus Avance software is the answer for small and mid-sized businesses that require a reliable and affordable solution for keeping critical applications up and running all the time. We are extremely pleased to extend these advantages to IBM server customers," said Roy Sanford, Stratus' chief marketing officer. "Stratus Avance delivers uptime that is superior to traditional high-availability clusters with none of the cost and complexity of clusters. SMBs worldwide can now have peace of mind in knowing that their businesses will be up and running all the time."

Avance software runs on industry-standard Windows and Linux servers to prevent unpredictable system downtime. The software fits seamlessly into existing IT infrastructures, comes with virtualization built in, does not require external shared storage, and is priced for SMB budgets. Unlike high-availability clustering solutions Avance-based systems are simple for SMBs to deploy, providing immediate uptime assurance for critical business applications that must be continuously available. Stratus' Avance software monitors more than 100 alerts and events and handles hardware, network, and host software faults transparently, without need for operator intervention. Avance initiates a "call home" to report system issues, providing IBM xSeries VARs and other servicing resellers enhanced support opportunities and service level agreements to offer SMB customers.

Sumisho Computer Systems will distribute Stratus Avance software for Linux x86 and Windows operating systems, including system support services. SCS will also begin to distribute Stratus Avance software for IBM x3650 M3 by combining the most applicable 2U Intel processor-based servers for mission-critical enterprise business applications. The versatile, highly configurable x Series systems meet a wide range of departmental and corporate business needs, including distributed database, email and collaboration, small-scale virtualization, ERP and CRM applications.

For more information on Stratus Avance software, visit www.stratus.com/avance.

About Sumisho Computer Systems Corporation
Sumisho Computer Systems Corporation (SCS), founded in 1969, offers a wide range of system integration services to companies not only in Japan but worldwide. SCS aims to be in the first tier in the IT services industry, focusing on three strategic business domains: the industry-specific application business, which utilizes expert knowledge in each industry to customize system architecture to client needs; the ERP solutions business, which includes proprietary packaged software; and the platform solution business, which concentrates on IT architecture services for the creation of IT systems. SCS will provide your company with a service of trust and quality.SCS plans to merge with CSK as of October 2011, and change its business name to SCSK as of the effective date of the merger. URL http://www.scs.co.jp/english

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, combined with proactive availability 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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