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Stratus ftServer: Fault-Tolerance for the Intel Architecture

Published: 24 August 2004

ID: G0090888

Analyst(s): Ian Brown

Summary

Many customers like the price/performance of Intel, but are unsure of the reliability of Windows for core applications. Stratus claims it can achieve "five 9s" availability with Windows and Linux.

Table Of Contents
  • Corporate Headquarters
  • Overview
    • The Stratus Value-Add
    • Product Overview
  • Analysis
    • Typical Uses
    • Appropriateness to Customers' Needs
    • What It's Not Intended for…
    • New Developments
    • Alternatives
    • Vendor Viability?
  • Pricing
    • GSA Pricing
  • Competitors
    • SHV Clusters
    • Marathon Technologies
    • NEC
  • Strengths
    • Offers Higher Availability Than Clustered Servers
    • Simpler to Install and Manage Than Clusters
    • 100 Percent Binary-Compatible With the Windows Server ABI
  • Limitations
    • Windows Limitations
    • Lack of an Entry-Level Product
    • Standard Linux Version Not yet Available
  • Insight

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