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Stratus runs Marathon after high-availability server rival gobble

Stratus Technologies, the maker of high-availability software and fault-tolerant servers, has snapped up rival Marathon Technologies for an undisclosed amount. The purchase locks up a niche market and keeps Marathon's wares out of the hands of larger rivals, which might have otherwise grabbed it to bolster their server or …
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Stratus girds fault-tolerant servers with Xeon E5s

When it comes to hardware-based fault-tolerant computing on x86 iron, there's really only two games in town: NEC and Stratus Technologies. For the past several generations of machines, these two companies have partnered, with Stratus essentially taking NEC's iron and weaving in its own system tools, packaging and pricing. …
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Stratus slides Avance virtual clusters onto Xeon E5 servers

Stratus Technologies has revved up Avance, its high-availability clustering software that hosts virtual servers. The fault-tolerant server maker tweaked the product to run on Intel's new Xeon E5 processors while at the same time boosting the scalability of the system's underlying hypervisor. The initial Avance product was …
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NEC cranks fault-tolerant servers with Xeon six-shooters

Fault-tolerant server maker NEC today rolls out an upgraded FT Series box sporting Intel's "Westmere-EP" Xeon 5600 processors and is also delivering support for Microsoft's Hyper-V server virualization hypervisor, setting the stage for fight between VMware's software-based fault tolerance and the hardware-based fault tolerance …
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Marathon reels in another $6.5m

Fault tolerant and high availability clustering software maker Marathon Technologies has received the second part of a $13.5m round of equity funding that the company lined up late last year. According to documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Marathon has sold $13.5m in equity in total, but the company …
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Stratus puts $50K where its fault tolerant mouth is

Server virtualization and the live migration of virtual machines across a network of servers and storage has allowed companies like VMware and Citrix Systems to bully their way into the high availability server market. And Stratus Technologies, which makes mirrored, fault-tolerant x64 boxes, is fighting back against what it sees …
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Stratus, NEC see double with fault-tolerant iron

Server partners Stratus Technologies and NEC have revamped their fault tolerant server lineups to take advantage of Intel's quad-core Nehalem EP Xeon 5500 servers. The two companies typically like to get their fault tolerant machines out the door within a quarter of a new chip launch from Intel. This time, though, the big …
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HP in NonStop rack server chase

Hewlett-Packard today is rolling out an entry configuration of its NonStop fault tolerant machines based on rack-mounted servers instead of the more expandable and more expensive blade-style NonStop iron the company has been peddling recently. The new rack NonStop machine, the NS2000, is a bit of a return to the past for HP, …
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Stratus fault tolerants embrace cut-rate VMware

Fault tolerant server maker Stratus Technologies today said it is now supporting VMware's entry Infrastructure 3 Foundation and midrange Standard editions running in conjunction with its ftServer boxes. Stratus is one of the pioneers - along with Tandem (now part of Hewlett-Packard) - in fault tolerant servers. With fault …
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Stratus tolerates faults on Windows HPC

There are many ways to gang up machinery to scale applications on groups of servers or provide a measure of disaster recovery or fault tolerance for those applications. Supercomputer customers are known for spending big bucks on exotic technology, but they're also notorious cheapskates. That's why Linux and the clustering of …

NEC and Stratus in fault-tolerant server threesome

NEC and Stratus promised you new, beefy fault tolerant servers would ship in June. But the boxes ended up shipping in July. We'll forgive the vendors a wee, one-month lapse, especially since they've tossed out some new, low-end additions as well. As of this week, customers will find a two-socket box centered on Intel's quad- …
Ashlee Vance, 17 Jul 2007

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