MAYNARD, MA--(Marketwired - Mar 19, 2014) - Stratus Technologies, Inc., the leading provider of availability solutions, today announced its selection as a Best of Interop finalist for the Data Center award category, recognizing Stratus' innovation and technological advancements. The Best of Interop winners will be announced on Tuesday, April 1 during Interop Las Vegas, happening March 31 - April 4 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

"In today's always-on world, application availability has become critical to protecting profits, lives and reputations," said Nigel Dessau, Chief Marketing Officer at Stratus. "everRun Enterprise is the first solution in an emerging category called Software Defined Availability, offering hardware-caliber downtime prevention and recovery capabilities in software form. As a result, data centers can now achieve mainframe-like availability on standard x86 servers without specialized IT skills."

Stratus will showcase everRun Enterprise at Interop Las Vegas (Booth #1360), the industry's premier technology event designed to inform and inspire the IT community. This comprehensive solution, representing the latest addition to the Stratus portfolio of downtime prevention solutions, includes enhanced features such as disaster recovery and application monitoring to ensure business continuity.

The Best of Interop Judging Committee, comprised of 16 award-winning IT editors and analysts, reviewed nearly 130 entries and shortlisted submissions based on their significant technical impact and potential to move business technology forward.

"We want to congratulate Stratus and all Best of Interop finalists for their forward-thinking approaches to improving business efficiency through tech," said Interop General Manager Jennifer Jessup. "With so many competitive entries, our judges have much deliberation ahead of them, before naming category winners at the event. We're excited for attendees to be able to interact with these products and services at the expo."

Best of Interop judges selected finalists within nine categories - Cloud, Data Center, Management, Mobility, Networking, Performance, SDN, Security, Storage. In addition to these specific category areas, there will be special awards chosen onsite including: an overall Best of Interop Grand Prize, Best Startup Company and an Audience Choice Award that will be named during the keynote on Wednesday, April 2.

About Stratus Technologies

Stratus Technologies is the leading provider of infrastructure based solutions that keep applications running continuously in today's always-on world. Stratus enables rapid deployment of always-on infrastructures, from enterprise servers to clouds, without any changes to applications. Stratus' flexible solutions -- software, platform and services -- prevent downtime before it occurs and ensure uninterrupted performance of essential business operations.

About Interop®

Interop® is the leading independent technology conference and expo series designed to inform and inspire the world's IT community. Part of UBM Tech's family of global brands, Interop® drives the adoption of technology, providing knowledge and insight to help IT and corporate decision-makers achieve business success. Through in-depth educational programs, workshops, real-world demonstrations and live technology implementations in its unique InteropNet program, Interop provides the forum for the most powerful innovations and solutions the industry has to offer. Interop Las Vegas is the flagship event held each spring, with Interop New York held each fall, with annual international events in India, London and Tokyo, all produced by UBM Tech and partners. For more information about these events, visit