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Stratus Technologies Celebrates Eighth Year as Microsoft Gold OEM Hardware Partner

(April 19, 2012)

MAYNARD, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/19/12 -- Twelve years after introducing the first Intel processor-based fault tolerant server to bring industry-leading uptime to Microsoft Windows applications, Stratus Technologies continues its long association by re-qualifying as a Microsoft Gold OEM Hardware Partner for the eighth consecutive year. Only 1 percent of Microsoft partners worldwide attain this outstanding degree of proficiency.

According to Microsoft, Gold-certified competencies demonstrate best-in-class expertise within the Microsoft marketplace, and a specific commitment to in-demand business solutions. Stratus was the first hardware partner for fault-tolerance to be certified by Microsoft and listed in its Windows Server catalog. Also, in Microsoft's of "Top Reasons to Choose SQL Server," the company cites a Stratus customer case study as the source for the #3 reason -- superior availability -- on its list.

The Stratus® ftServer® family of servers for continuous availability provides nearly 99.9999 percent uptime (approximately 32 seconds of unplanned downtime annually) for applications written for the Windows Server 2008 operating system, as well as other operating systems and virtualization software.

"Leveraging 30 years of experience in fault-tolerant computing, Stratus has collaborated with Microsoft to provide valuable insight and validate fault tolerant-aware functionality in the Windows Server operating system," said Bill Laing Corporate Vice President, Windows Server & Tools, Microsoft Corporation. "This collaboration is designed to enable uninterrupted operation of Windows Server under the most extreme circumstances."


The complete range of Stratus products support Windows-based applications, with availability solutions for the SMB market to the enterprise data center. In addition to the three highly configurable ftServer system models, Stratus Avance® software delivers exceptional availability at low cost to general-purpose x86 servers, creating a high-availability computing platform designed to prevent downtime and data loss.

"Our association with Microsoft is among our most prized corporate assets because of the exponential value it represents for our shared customers," said Roy Sanford, Stratus chief marketing officer. "Critical Windows-based applications running on a Stratus ftServer platform and our Avance software are customers' best protection against the disruption and punishing cost of downtime."

Contacts:

Ken Donoghue
Stratus Technologies
978-461-7269
ken.donoghue@stratus.com
www.stratus.com


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