MAYNARD, MA and SHANGHAI, CHINA--(Marketwired - Feb 18, 2015) - Stratus Technologies, Inc., the leading provider of availability solutions and Shanghai Hi-tech Control System Co., Ltd. (HITE), today announced the expansion of their strategic partnership.

The announcement continues a ten year successful partnership between the two companies. Under the terms of the agreement HITE will OEM Stratus' next generation software solution, everRun Express, to deliver highly available servers to the Chinese market under the brand name of H&i Server. This comes at a time when the explosion of auto ownership is driving the need for significant investments in always-on transportation infrastructure across the country.

"Our partnership with HITE is continuing in good faith and just like our technology, I am pleased to say it has never been interrupted," said David Laurello, Stratus president and CEO. "China as a country has significant growth potential and we are particularly excited that HITE will be using Stratus software to bring their next generation of highly available technology, 'H&iServer,' to market. This represents a significant milestone in our relationship with HITE which started originally with our platform solutions and has progressed to software." 

HITE, a leading company in the industrial control market and provider of more integrated industrial automation and informatization solutions, has customers across manufacturing, energy, chemicals, metallurgy, mining, transportation and other sectors throughout China. Among the many installations already using Stratus' platform solutions include the traffic monitoring and management system that was installed for the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2010 Shanghai World Expo traffic control and management systems. HITE is among Stratus' most important strategic partners and has been the recipient of numerous business excellence awards in China.

"Because of HITE's excellent reputation among so many different businesses and industries, Stratus has been able to gain a strong foothold in the China market," said Haruyoshi Iida, Stratus president of Japan & Asia/Pacific. "HITE recognize the value of offering their customers a unique capability that their competitors cannot -- the ultimate protection against downtime for critical operations and applications. Stratus is indeed fortunate to have a strong, collaborative partnership with HITE and it is a partnership we value highly."

According to HITE's Guo Meng Rong, vice chairman of the board and general manager, "Shanghai Hi-Tech's business partnership with Stratus over the past decade has been very productive for both our companies, and most beneficial to our customers throughout China. Stratus' products and solutions expand our offering for availability solutions in our industrial information network applications and this will help us grow our business by providing more value to our customers."

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 HITE

Shanghai Hi-tech Control System Co., Ltd. is a leading enterprise with comprehensive abilities in aspect of automation and information technology solutions. HITE follows the developing strategy of "Cooperation and Focus" and bases on the maturing R&D platforms of Power Electronic and industrial informatization to research and develop related products and technologies focused on renewable energy, intelligent equipment automation, industrial information network and energy saving fields, providing electric automation and informatization supporting services including: industrialization service of products with intellectual property rights, integration technology services of independent products, system engineering characteristic of industry application solution.