Stratus Technologies has been working on wringing a few extra “9s” of availability out for its customers. The company has developed fault-tolerant servers for those needing at least six 9s of availability (99.9999 percent available) and software solutions for those needing only five 9s of availability (99.999 percent available.) The company has demonstrated a software-based solution to bring OpenStack-based workloads to a new level of availability and reliability. Here’s what Stratus is saying about its demonstration Stratus Technologies, Inc., the leading provider of availability solutions, will showcase its technology breakthrough for cloud during the OpenStack Summit in Paris on November 3-7. Stratus will be giving the first ever public demonstration of an Always-On cloud using its fault-tolerant technology. The demonstration, at the Stratus booth (D7), will show how business critical workloads can now run in OpenStack clouds with some of the industry’s highest levels of availability, without rewriting the application. This will enable cloud providers and enterprises to improve the reliability of cloud infrastructures and reduce the complexity of making applications cloud-ready. Endorsed by key members of the OpenStack ecosystem, Stratus’ approach to enabling enterprise grade OpenStack clouds leverages Software Defined Availability (SDA) to provide a simple way to achieve always-on availability for all apps – whether legacy, cloud native, stateful or stateless – as well as the ability to dynamically adjust availability levels. This is a significant cost and resource advantage for businesses looking to advance their cloud plans. Improving reliability for OpenStack clouds is critical to facilitating broader… [Read full story]
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