Stratus Computer announces the industry's first fault-tolerant HP OpenMail Server for mission-critical applications.MARLBORO Marlboro or Marlborough (märl`bərō), city (1990 pop. 31,813), Middlesex co., E Mass.; settled on the site of a Native American village 1657, inc. as a city 1890. , Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 16, 1996--
Continuum Enterprise Server Supports Customer Requirement for
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It was known for its ability to interconnect several other APIs and protocols, including MAPI, , SMTP and MIME, and was originally based on the OSI standards such as X.400. on the Continuum(r) Enterprise Server, a family of fault-tolerant computers featuring HP(r)'s HP-UX HP's version of Unix that runs on its 9000 family. It is based on SVID and incorporates features from BSD Unix along with several HP innovations.
(operating system) HP-UX - The version of Unix running on Hewlett-Packard workstations. (tm) Version 10.10 technology. This announcement addresses escalating customer demand for continuously available enterprise messaging infrastructure. The Continuum Enterprise Server running HP-UX Version 10.10 guarantees that HP OpenMail messaging services will continue uninterrupted, even in the event of a hardware failure.
The Continuum Enterprise Server brings an array of fault-tolerant features to HP OpenMail customers, including redundant hardware with hot pluggability, sophisticated self-checking and self-diagnosing logic. No user programming is needed to access the fault-tolerant features. The Continuum Enterprise Server is backed by Stratus' Remote Service Network (RSN RSN - Real Soon Now ), (tm) which is designed to meet the needs of customers running critical online applications such as HP OpenMail. RSN operates as a continuous direct line between the customer site and Stratus' Customer Assistance Center, and is monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
"E-mail is no longer just a convenience. It is a 'must have' communication medium that holds many corporations together," said Karyn Lainis Lantier, Stratus vice president of marketing for Reliable Enterprise Systems. "Increasingly, companies are using e-mail to establish closer ties with end-users, distributors and suppliers. We are very excited to be able to offer our Continuum Enterprise Server to HP OpenMail customers."
"The Continuum Enterprise Server's fault-tolerant architecture provides an ideal platform for HP OpenMail's reliable and secured messaging infrastructure," said Korak Mitra, general manager of HP's Electronic Communications Operation. "Customers now have access to an industrial-strength messaging server that helps ensure that their business communication channels remain up and running 24 hours a day."
Today's announcement builds upon and extends existing technology agreements between Stratus and HP, which began in 1993, when they partnered to incorporate the PA-RISC (Precision Architecture-RISC) A proprietary RISC-based CPU architecture from HP that was introduced in 1986. It is the foundation of HP's 3000 and 9000 computer families. See IA-64. architecture into the Stratus Continuum product family of fault-tolerant computers. Earlier this year, Stratus announced that it had licensed HP's HP-UX 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. for use with Stratus' Continuum family of fault-tolerant computers. Stratus has also signed an agreement to resell a range of other key, layered software products, such as HP OpenView HP OpenView was a Hewlett Packard product range consisting of an extensive portfolio of network and systems management products. In 2007 the entire HP OpenView portfolio was rebranded under the strengthened HP Software name. on the Continuum Enterprise Server, for the HP-UX operating system.
About HP OpenMail
OpenMail is HP's strategic enterprise messaging system An enterprise messaging system (EMS) is a set of published Enterprise-wide standards that allows organizations to send semantically precise messages between computer systems. , with over 4 million seats with 40 percent of the global 1000 organizations . Built on industry standards and a client/server architecture, OpenMail is web enabled and designed to accommodate heterogeneous environments and large user populations with maximum reliability. OpenMail facilitates person-to-person communication and any combination of application-to-application or application-to-desktop communication. OpenMail supports a variety of clients, including cc:Mail, MS Mail, Web browsers and Microsoft Windows NT(r), Macintosh and UNIX UNIX
Operating system for digital computers, developed by Ken Thompson of Bell Laboratories in 1969. It was initially designed for a single user (the name was a pun on the earlier operating system Multics). (r) system desktops.
Based in Marlboro, Mass., Stratus Computer, Inc. is a leading provider of comprehensive computer solutions for critical on-line environments. Stratus and its subsidiaries offer a broad range of continuously available computer platforms, application software, middleware, and professional services. The company markets its systems and solutions to a range of industries in more than 60 countries. Stratus can be reached via Internet at www.stratus.com on the World Wide Web. -0-
Stratus, the Stratus logo, and Continuum are registered trademarks of Stratus Computer, Inc. and RSN is a trademark of Stratus Computer, Inc. HP-UX 10.10 is an X/Open Unix 95 branded product. Unix is a registered trademark in the United States and other countries licensed exclusively through X/Open Company Limited. Windows NT is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.
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