Feeds

Stratus re-enters telco biz

Lucent lifts server sales ban

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

Stratus, the fault tolerant server company, has reached an agreement with beleaguered networking giant Lucent to lift contractual restrictions which prevented it selling its full range of servers to service providers.

Because of this, Stratus Technologies may now directly sell its Continuum 600 and 1200 Series servers, XA/R legacy systems, system upgrades for VOS and FTX-supported applications, and service for these systems to telecommunications customers. These systems are used for operational support systems such as billing data collection.

Restrictions on selling this kit, which arise from a complicated string of business deals, were due to last until the end of February next year.

In 1998 Ascend Communications acquired Stratus Computer expressly for its telecom technology. The enterprise computing business of Stratus was taken private in a management buyout a year later and conditions on its ability to sell into the telco space were imposed at this time. These conditions were subsequently policed by Lucent when it acquired Ascend in 1999.

David Chalmers, technology director EMEA for Stratus Technologies, said that Lucent has decided to move out of the market for telco-orientated servers, as part of a plan to focus its business and stem losses and is no longer seeking to limit Stratus Technologies' business in this area.

A block on Stratus Technologies' ability to sell its family of fault-tolerant Windows 2000 servers, called ftServer, to the telecommunications marketplace were lifted in February this year according to the original timetable set at the time of the management buy-out. ®

Related Stories

Stratus in road to Damascus scenario
Compaq, Intel buy into Stratus
Ascend unveils telco-oriented data gateway...
Lucent to restate sales and cut 10,000 jobs

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk

More from The Register

next story
Doctor Who's Flatline: Cool monsters, yes, but utterly limp subplots
We know what the Doctor does, stop going on about it already
Facebook, Apple: LADIES! Why not FREEZE your EGGS? It's on the company!
No biological clockwatching when you work in Silicon Valley
'Cowardly, venomous trolls' threatened with TWO-YEAR sentences for menacing posts
UK government: 'Taking a stand against a baying cyber-mob'
Happiness economics is bollocks. Oh, UK.gov just adopted it? Er ...
Opportunity doesn't knock; it costs us instead
The 'fun-nification' of computer education – good idea?
Compulsory code schools, luvvies love it, but what about Maths and Physics?
Ex-US Navy fighter pilot MIT prof: Drones beat humans - I should know
'Missy' Cummings on UAVs, smartcars and dying from boredom
Sysadmin with EBOLA? Gartner's issued advice to debug your biz
Start hoarding cleaning supplies, analyst firm says, and assume your team will scatter
Zippy one-liners, broken promises: Doctor Who on the Orient Express
Series finally hits stride, but Clara's U-turn is baffling
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
Win a year’s supply of chocolate
There is no techie angle to this competition so we're not going to pretend there is, but everyone loves chocolate so who cares.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.