Stratus Avance Update Supports More Hardware, Eases Installation, Adds 'Demo' Tool for Channel Partners

High Availability Software Offers Simple, Cost-Effective Uptime and Virtualization for Small, Mid-Sized Business

MAYNARD, MA--(Marketwire - December 21, 2010) - Stratus Technologies has released a new revision of Avance high-availability software that increases the total number of server platforms supported to 40 and makes Avance easier to use for small and medium-sized businesses. Demonstration features in the updated revision also help Stratus4Uptime channel partners more effectively demonstrate Avance capabilities to prospective customers.

As the industry's most affordable and reliable solution for keeping critical applications running, Stratus Avance software satisfies the demanding computing and budgetary requirements of the small-to-medium business (SMB) market. It quickly and automatically creates a high-availability computing platform from general-purpose x86 servers to deliver 99.99 percent uptime, or less than one hour of downtime per year.

New features in this latest Avance software release include:

  • A "fault insertion" tool in the management console, making it easy to remotely demonstrate Avance's comprehensive fault management capabilities;
  • Simplified installation and virtual machine creation processes;
  • Enhanced SMTP support of e-Alerts;
  • Software certification for HP's seventh-generation DL360-G7, DL380-G7 and ML350-G6 servers;
  • Software certification for Dell's R310 and R510 servers, and the Dell PERC H200 Storage Controller (non-RAID only);
  • Software certification for Intel servers SR2600URLXR, SR1625URR, SR1625URSASRR, SC5600LX

"Competitiveness in business today depends on agility and staying abreast of rivals large and small," said Roy Sanford, chief marketing officer for Stratus Technologies. "Stratus Avance software gives small and mid-sized companies an affordable way to greatly improve uptime and agility for their critical applications with no penalty from increased complexity. This update helps ensure they can run Avance on the platform that best fits their need."

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