With increased storage and processing power, these latest versions support a variety of application needs from the data centre core to the network edge – transaction-centric applications such as credit card payments requiring high human touch at the core, low touch data-centric industrial automation applications at the edge, and the emerging wave of command-centric applications such as smart highways and smart energy grids that require no touch.

“Stratus has built its reputation delivering availability systems for transactional processing applications that absolutely can’t go down. And while there is still great demand for our solutions in markets such as financial services and telecom, we’re seeing new waves of availability emerging with the rise of big data, industrial automation and IoT technologies,” says Jason Andersen, vice-president: business line management at Stratus. “As we look at future technologicial developments, from driverless cars to 5G mobile networks, we will see fewer people manually operating these applications, and a rise in automation and intelligence. The need to enable an always-on infrastructure in this new, ‘no human touch’ world, will be more critical than ever, as system failure could be devastating.”

Stratus’ virtualisation software portfolio includes everRun Enterprise and everRun Express which provide a choice of availability services to meet application needs, easily and affordably. This latest release of the software brings improved and enhanced storage options.

The eighth-generation of Stratus’s ftServer delivers industry-leading continuous availability for business critical Microsoft Windows applications. Leveraging Intel’s latest E5-2600 v3 processors to provide over a 70% performance gain, Gen8 supports an even wider range of edge and data center environments with unmatched levels of downtime of less that 31.6 seconds per year.

Stratus’ ftScalable Gen3 Storage fully integrates with ftServer to bring improved performance, storage management and availability enhancements for increased financial and operational benefits to the entry-level and mid-range data storage market segments.