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Review: Stratus' Fault-Tolerant, Red Hat-Based Server

Dec 21, 2007, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Venezia)

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"The last time I had a Stratus server in the lab, it was the ftServer W Series 4300, back in January 2006. That was a Windows-based system, and discussions with Stratus about Linux distributions showed that although it had a Linux version, it was the company's own distribution, and not standard. For some Linux shops, this wasn't a problem, but for those looking to run specific applications and services that require a specific distribution--such as Oracle's database--it was an obstacle.

"Now Stratus has introduced the ftServer 4400, running RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux) Advanced Server 4.5 x86_64, which is about as standard as it gets. This is very good news for anyone who doesn't do Windows and is looking to deploy a completely redundant server. Yes, I do mean completely redundant..."

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