Stratus Technologies, Inc.
111 Powdermill Road
Maynard, MA 01754-3409
U. S. A.
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Ed Marshall Ken Donoghue
Beaupre & Co. Public Relations Stratus Technologies
Stratus powers entry-level
VMware Foundation virtualization with
enterprise-class continuous availability
No-nonsense server consolidation on “5 nines” platform for
remote sites and SMBs
MAYNARD, Mass., Dec. 2, 2008 – Businesses reticent to roll out virtualization because of ROI
concerns, downtime risks, and/or lack of sufficient IT skills now have a low-cost option that
offers core software functionality and runs on the industry’s most reliable server platform, Stratus
Technologies announced today.
VMware Infrastructure 3 Foundation provides basic virtualization capability, ideal for realizing
the benefits of server consolidation, for an entry-level price under $1,000. Foundation is best
suited for locations that wish to implement virtualization, but do not have a large data center
infrastructure to support management tools such as VMware VMotion or VMware HA. Since
VMware availability tools are not provided with VMware Infrastructure 3 Foundation software,
the Stratus ftServer fault-tolerant server completes the solution with continuous availability,
operational simplicity and ease of use, which is particularly appealing to geographically dispersed
operations with little IT staff.
For a comparison of the components included in different versions of VMware, go to:
http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/vi_pricing3.pdf. Stratus offers a wide range of services to
complement VMware services. More information is available about Stratus’ virtualization
services at: http://www.stratus.com/services/virtualization.htm.
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