Review: Stratus' Fault-Tolerant, Red Hat-Based Server
Dec 21, 2007, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Venezia)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"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..."