Stratus Technologies, Inc.
111 Powdermill Road
Maynard, MA 01754-3409
U. S. A.
N E W S N E W S N E W S N E W S N E W S
Ed Marshall Ken Donoghue
Beaupre & Co. Public Relations Stratus Technologies
Stratus Technologies’ VMware vSphere guarantee:
100% uptime or $50,000 cash
Targets virtualization of Tier 1 enterprise workloads
MAYNARD, Mass., June 15, 2010 – Stratus Technologies is betting $50,000 that Tier 1 enterprise
applications are virtualization-ready – provided they are running VMware vSphere™ 4
on the Stratus®
The Zero Downtime $50K Guarantee announced today promises new and existing Stratus customers 100
percent uptime for newly purchased ftServer 6300 systems
running VMware vSphere 4 Enterprise and
Enterprise Plus editions. Any unplanned downtime caused by the failure of the server or virtualization
platform during the first six months after being placed into production will put $50,000 cash or product
credit in the customer’s hand. The program is open to end-user customers worldwide and runs through
December 31, 2010. Conditions and exclusions apply.
A VMware global partner, Stratus has customers running mission-critical applications today on Stratus
ftServer and VMware vSphere 4 combined solutions including: a global financial services firm; a major
U.S. government agency; one of America’s leading credit card processors; and a 192-bed acute care
hospital with 26 outlying primary and specialty care centers.
Australia’s Westpac Institutional Bank recently virtualized a funds transfer application suite: “We chose
ftServer for this critical banking service because our clients have zero tolerance for downtime,” said
Leigh Mahoney, Westpac executive director, core banking and transactional services. “The ftServer is
more than a technology; it’s peace of mind.”
As more IT organizations look to virtualize Tier 1 applications and include cloud infrastructure designs in
their IT strategies, the need for complete, bullet-proof availability increases dramatically. Stratus is
collaborating with VMware to address this need.
According to Chris Rimer, director, ISV Alliances at VMware, “VMware vSphere and Stratus ftServer
x86 servers comprise an ideal solution for virtualizing Tier 1 applications. Stratus believes strongly in the
value of our complementary technologies and is willing to put $50,000 on the line to prove that the joint
solution delivers the efficiency, availability and performance required by customers virtualizing business-
Stratus ftServer systems running VMware vSphere
provide Windows and Linux operating environments
with 99.9999 percent
uptime, or the equivalent of thirty-two seconds of unplanned downtime per year.
Powered by 2.93 GHz X5570 Intel Quad-Core Xeon™ processors, the ftServer 6300 system is optimized
for large data center multi-tasking applications with high transaction rates such as credit card
authorization processing and high-speed ATM networks, and as a powerful engine for database
applications and data center virtualization.
“Our customers have told us for decades that the only truly effective way to ensure the highest
uptime for mission critical applications is by delivering solutions where the hardware, software
and services work in concert,” said Roy Sanford, Stratus chief marketing officer. “Stratus is
pleased to extend this uptime protection to VMware vSphere customers for their most critical
About Stratus Technologies
Stratus Technologies focuses exclusively on helping its customers keep critical business operations online
without interruption. Based on 30 years of expertise in product and services technology for total
availability, Stratus is a trusted solutions provider to customers in manufacturing, health care, financial
services, public safety, transportation & logistics, and other industries. For more information, visit
www.stratus.com. For regular updates follow us on Twitter
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