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Posted: 4/30/2010
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Stratus Technologies Protect your mission-critical databases from downtime and data loss – with six nines uptime availability

* “SQL Server 2008 R2 and our Xeon 5500 processor-based ftServer systems
combine to provide an industry-leading reliable, serviceable uptime solution for
business-critical database applications – with no-compromise performance.”

—Peter Cook,

Director of Global Alliances, Stratus Technologies


Protect your mission-critical databases from downtime and data loss – with six nines uptime availability

In industries such as finance, healthcare and logistics, even a short amount of downtime could be catastrophic. Loss of service and critical data not only harms your organization financially – it also impacts regulatory compliance and may even put public safety at risk. Your mission is clear: you must meet service-level agreements and compliance regulations in order to avoid huge fines and loss of business. But the perceived cost and complexity of creating such a network environment can be daunting – that’s where Stratus Technologies steps in. SQL Server 2008 R2 data management software delivers tier one, mission critical reliability and scalability, providing high-scale applications with support for up to 256 logical processors.

Each Stratus ftServer system delivers continuous application availability using purposebuilt fault-tolerant hardware, failsafe software, and customer care services that together provide a complete solution. By combining one of the industry’s most reliable servers with SQL Server 2008 R2, you can expect high performance, continuous uptime and lasting data integrity with six nines reliability – that’s 99.9999% uptime.

Ensuring the continuous operation of your mission-critical systems couldn’t be simpler. Plug-and-play deployment, including Windows Server 2008 R2, makes setup quick and easy while still offering the flexibility to configure performance options to your organizational needs. With 30 years’ experience in total availability solutions, Stratus Technologies is trusted by customers in mission-critical industries worldwide.

With this release, Microsoft revolutionizes its highly acclaimed Business Intelligence (BI) platform with new features including PowerPivot, which creates data-driven, user-managed BI solutions within Excel and SharePoint visualizations. To find out how you can use SQL Server 2008 R2 to deliver your solution, go to: www.microsoft.com/sqlserver

“The latest SQL Server technology delivers a robust infrastructure to support business-critical applications and to scale with growing business demands. For SQL Server users that also need the highest degree of hardware availability to complete their solution, the ftServer system from Stratus Technologies has a decade-long record of uptime performance that only a fault-tolerant server architecture can deliver.”
—Claude Lorenson, Ph.D., Director in the Enterprise Application Platform marketing team at Microsoft
Solution Overview

Organization Size: 250 employees

Organization Profile
Stratus® ftServer® 2600, 4500, 6300

Software and Services
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard
  • Microsoft BizTalk Server
  • Microsoft Sharepoint Server
  • Microsoft Exchange Server
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter

Vertical Industries
IT Services

United States