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IBM AND STRATUS SIGN SYSTEM/88 OEM AGREEMENT

 IBM AND STRATUS SIGN SYSTEM/88 OEM AGREEMENT
 WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) and


Stratus Computer, Inc.(B) (NYSE: SRA) of Marlboro, Mass., announced today they have signed a contract that extends their OEM business relationship for worldwide distribution by IBM of the IBM System/88(A) continuously available computer systems. IBM and Stratus signed their first OEM agreement in 1985.
 Under terms of the contract, Stratus will continue to provide IBM with Stratus Continuous Processing(B) Systems which IBM resells and supports as the System/88 worldwide. The new contract includes a cross-licensing agreement between the two companies under which both IBM and Stratus have certain rights under each other's patents.
 "We are pleased to announce the signing of this new agreement with Stratus as evidence of our continued focus on and commitment to our System/88 customers," said Kevin Moonan, assistant general manager- marketing, IBM Networking Systems.
 "We are very pleased that IBM has renewed its commitment to the continuous availability market and has chosen to continue with our Continuous Processing Systems," said Bill Elliott, Stratus vice president of strategic alliances.
 Stratus Computer, Inc., the manufacturer of the System/88 for IBM, is a leading supplier of fault-tolerant, continuous availability computer systems for critical online applications, such as online transaction processing, online data communications, and telecommunications. These systems offer the broadest range of fault-tolerant solutions principally within the financial services, telecommunications, healthcare, insurance, retail, travel/transportation, and distribution markets.
 (A) -- Indicates trademark of International Business Machines Corporation
 (B) -- Indicates a registered trademark of Stratus Computer, Inc.
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 /CONTACT: Jeff Cross of IBM Corporation, 914-642-5358; or Paul LaBelle of Stratus Computer, Inc., 508-460-2068/
 (IBM SRA) CO: IBM Corporation; Stratus Computer, Inc. ST: New York, Massachusetts IN: CPR SU: CON


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