Stratus Announces Red Hat Enterprise Linux Support for Expanded ftServer T Series Product Family; New ftServer T60 system delivers fault-tolerant Linux to the data center.MAYNARD, Mass. -- Stratus Technologies Stratus Technologies is a Maynard, Massachusetts based producer of fault tolerant computers. Stratus Technologies is a 1999 spinoff of Stratus Computer founded in 1980. , Inc. announced today the first pairing of its Continuous Processing(R) technology with the world's most widely used distribution of the Linux operating system operating system (OS)
Software that controls the operation of a computer, directs the input and output of data, keeps track of files, and controls the processing of computer programs. . Red Hat(R) Enterprise Linux(R) AS on Stratus' new data center-class ftServer(R) T60 system offers customers 99.999 percent uptime reliability for mission-critical Linux applications. The ftServer T60 system, an Intel(R) Xeon(TM) 2- to 4-way SMP (Symmetric MultiProcessing) A multiprocessing architecture in which multiple CPUs, residing in one cabinet, share the same memory. SMP systems provide scalability. As business increases, additional CPUs can be added to absorb the increased transaction volume. server, is ideally suited for database, CRM (Customer Relationship Management) An integrated information system that is used to plan, schedule and control the presales and postsales activities in an organization. and ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) An integrated information system that serves all departments within an enterprise. Evolving out of the manufacturing industry, ERP implies the use of packaged software rather than proprietary software written by or for one customer. applications in the data center or for converged network The integration of the telephone system with IP-based data networks. See softswitch.
(networking) converged network - A single network that can carry voice, video and data. services, hosted IP and enterprise telephony in telecommunications.
The entire Stratus(R) T Series family now supports Red Hat-certified applications. The ftServer T30 CO system is a NEBS(TM) Level 3-certified server that provides affordable fault tolerance for a broad range of telecom applications in mobile, landline, circuit, packet, and converged networks. The ftServer T30 AC system is a non-NEBS fault-tolerant platform for Linux business and enterprise telephony solutions from Red Hat's extensive ecosystem of ISV (Independent Software Vendor) A person or company that develops software. It implies an organization that specializes in software only and is not part of a computer systems or hardware manufacturer. partners and customers. Virtually any application for the Linux operating environment will run unchanged and unmodified on a supported Stratus fault-tolerant server.
According to a recent report from IDC, the Linux OS portion of the worldwide high-availability server market is the fastest growing, with a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR CAGR
See: Compound Annual Growth Rate ) of 63 percent through 2008. The total worldwide HA server market has a CAGR of 14.8 percent through the same period.
"Mission-critical Linux is only possible when the underlying hardware platform is unrelentingly reliable, and that's a quality the marketplace has been demanding," said Greg Enriquez, Stratus senior vice president, Worldwide Field Operations. "Our first branded Linux based on the Red Hat distribution, coupled with the field-proven performance of our ftServer platform, makes this the right place and the right time for the T60 system."
Continuous Processing(R) Technology
Like all ftServer models, the T Series server line uses replicated, fault-tolerant hardware to eliminate single points of failure and protect data integrity. The use of Continuous Processing(R) technology ensures superior uptime and eliminates operational complexity and higher costs inherent in high-availability alternatives. Hardware-based fault tolerance requires no failover scripting, repeated test procedures, or application modification to ensure applications availability or smooth integration of systems into the IT or network infrastructure. Open, portable Linux applications can now run unchanged and unmodified on carrier-grade, continuously available servers.
The ftServer T60, T30 CO and T30 AC are offered with Red Hat Enterprise Linux Red Hat Enterprise Linux (often abbreviated to RHEL) is a Linux distribution produced by Red Hat and targeted toward the commercial market, including mainframes. Red Hat commits to supporting each version of RHEL for 7 years after its release. v.4, update 2, based on 2.6 kernel. The company will make Red Hat Linux Red Hat Linux, assembled by Red Hat, was a popular, "middle-aged" Linux distribution (not as old as Slackware but older than Ubuntu) upon its discontinuation in 2004.
Red Hat Linux 1.0 was released on November 3, 1994. available on future ftServer systems, as well. In addition to the Red Hat distribution, Stratus currently has Intel-based platforms supporting Miracle Linux (Japan) and its own ft Linux operating system distribution, in addition to Microsoft(R) Windows(R) Server 2003 and the Stratus VOS operating system.
About Stratus Technologies
Stratus Technologies is a global solutions provider focused exclusively on helping its customers achieve and sustain the availability of information systems that support their critical business processes. Based upon its 25 years of expertise in server and services technology for continuous availability, Stratus is a trusted solutions provider to customers in manufacturing, life sciences, telecommunications, financial services, public safety, transportation & logistics, and other industries. For more information, visit www.stratus.com.
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