Stratus Launches Open-Systems NEBS Server Line for Global Telecom Industry.Business Editors/High-Tech Writers
MAYNARD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 10, 2004
New ftServer T Series Server with Fault-tolerant Linux is Intel Xeon Processor-Based;
Major Softswitch Development Underway
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., today announced the ftServer T30 system, the first model in a planned family of fault-tolerant, open-system servers designed expressly for the rigors of high-availability computing in the telecommunications industry. The new NEBS(TM) Level 3-compliant ftServer(R) T Series server is an Intel(R) processor-based system that supports the Linux(R) 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. , and the T30 server is the first new telecom product developed by Stratus stratus: see cloud.
(Stratus Technologies, Maynard, MA, www.stratus.com) A manufacturer of fault-tolerant computers founded in 1980. It supports both the VOS and FTX Unix operating systems on its XA/R line of i860-based systems. since its post-acquisition spinout spin·out
An instance of spinning out: a motorist who was injured in a spinout. from Ascend Communications in 1999.(1)
LG Electronics, a major telecommunications equipment provider based in Korea, has purchased the first Stratus(R) ftServer T30 systems for a major softswitch implementation to be launched by Korea Telecom KT (formerly, Korea Telecom, Korean: 한국통신, NYSE: KT) is South Korea's top integrated wired/wireless telecommunication service provider. KT has been Korea's leader in the development of the information & communications business for the last 25 years , (See related press release issued today). General commercial availability of the ftServer T30 system is expected in May 2004. The company is also developing a second T Series model designed for larger applications and deployments that require larger memory, expansion IO, and expansion disk systems.
The T Series systems will be bundled with a Stratus fault-tolerant Linux operating system, which is the Linux 2.4.18 kernel with Stratus additions. These additions include software hardening features and support for fault-tolerant ftServer hardware.
"We expect to see significant growth for softswitch deployments this year and beyond, with service providers looking to reduce costs and deploy new services," said Rob Rich, executive vice president for Communications Infrastructure Strategies, The Yankee Group (the Yankee Group, Boston, MA, www.yankeegroup.com) A major market research, analysis and consulting firm founded in 1970 by Howard Anderson. It provides general consulting and strategic planning in the computer and communications field. . "Service providers are increasingly interested in cost-effective, open-systems platforms that can bring the reliability of circuit switched network platforms to IP networks."
Stratus also announced a next-generation version of its Stratus Intelligent Network Application Platform (SINAP(TM)) product family, which provides a full application development platform for software-based intelligent network (IN), IP, converged, mobile and wireless services. This widely deployed development and runtime environment A configuration of hardware and software. It includes the CPU type, operating system and any runtime engines or system software required by a particular category of applications. See runtime engine. for SS7 and SIGTRAN/IP networks now also provides the full complement of tools and open application programming interfaces for accelerating time to market and reducing development costs of mobility, intelligent network services, and network convergence applications over IP networks.
The Stratus T Series server affords service providers the benefit of having a single point of contact for support of the operating system, server, and SS7 layered products.
"The new ftServer T Series server with the Linux operating system is a powerful, flexible, and cost-effective platform for next-generation networks, with the added advantages of providing high reliability, application availability, and operational simplicity," said Ali Kafel, director of the Telecommunications Business Unit for Stratus.
Over the past decade, many of the world's largest telecommunication service providers have purchased Stratus servers for intelligent network and network management applications, including 1-800 call management, mobile number portability Mobile Number Portability (MNP) enables mobile telephone users to retain their mobile telephone numbers when changing from one mobile network operator to another.
MNP is implemented in different flavours across the globe. and short message service centers. Many of these systems, which are still in production today, are Stratus Continuum(R) servers with the 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. (R) operating system. With the advent of the cost-effective ftServer T Series system, current Stratus telecom customers can protect their investments into the future and have the ability to deploy new competitive services, as well.
About Stratus Technologies
Stratus Technologies is a global provider of fault-tolerant computer servers, technologies and services, with more than 20 years of experience focused in the fault-tolerant server market. Stratus servers provide high levels of reliability relative to the server industry, delivering 99.999% uptime or better. Stratus servers and support services support services Psychology Non-health care-related ancillary services–eg, transportation, financial aid, support groups, homemaker services, respite services, and other services are used by customers for their critical computer-based operations that are required to be continuously available for the proper functioning of their businesses. For more information, visit www.stratus.com.
(1) (Ascend Communications acquired Stratus Computer, Inc. in October 1998, expressly for its telecommunications technology. The Enterprise server business of Stratus Computer spun out of Ascend as a privately held company privately held company
A firm whose shares are held within a relatively small circle of owners and are not traded publicly. and was renamed Stratus Technologies. Lucent acquired Ascend and subsequently sold Stratus' former telecom business to Platinum Equity Platinum Equity is an American information technology and private equity firm. It was founded by billionaire Tom Gores in 1995 and is headquartered in Beverly Hills, California. Partners in 2002. Stratus reacquired that business -- renamed Cemprus LLC (Logical Link Control) See "LANs" under data link protocol.
LLC - Logical Link Control -- from Platinum Equity in February 2003.)
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