Stratus ftServer

Simple to deploy, simple to manage, simple to service

In today’s always-on global economy, seconds matter. Downtime in critical business applications can have far-reaching economic, security and legal consequences. Recovering from a failure, no matter how fast, is simply no longer an option. What companies need today is failure prevention, not failure recovery. What they shouldn’t need, is a PhD to set it up.

Stratus offers quick and easy failure prevention with ftServer. Conventional technologies like clustering and virtualization-based HA do not prevent downtime, but rely on recovering from hardware or software failures. And this recovery time can vary, from minutes to hours. Only ftServer prevents the downtime of your critical business applications, ensuring continuous availability, even when your underlying hardware components fail.

The average uptime of Stratus ftServers deployed worldwide

Key Benefits

ftServer is a fully integrated continuously available platform that helps companies maximize revenue, quality, and productivity:

No unplanned downtime

Ensure application availability despite component failures. Ride through transient errors and power spikes that would take down other x86 systems.

No data corruption or data loss

Ensure all transactions are processed. Protect the integrity of both committed and in-flight data.

Simplified deployment

Get instant continuous availability without having to modify your software applications or write failover scripts.

Simplified management

Save time and effort with self-monitoring hardware, automated parts replacement, and customer replaceable subsystems.

Lower total cost of ownership

Save up to 40% when you factor in acquisition, deployment, management, and unplanned downtime costs.

Our Solution and Analyst Insight

Introducing ftServer Solution and what the Analyst has to say about Stratus

ftServer Always-on

Simple to deploy, simple to manage, simple to service

Enterprise Strategy Group

Organizations that believe solving an availability weakness requires an “either”, “or” decision should reconsider. VMware and Stratus ftServer can offer a better way to address the challenge.” Jason Buffington, Principal Analyst

ftServer features

ftServer’s unique combination of Stratus IP and industry standard components delivers dramatically simplified continuous availability:

Automated Uptime Layer

Patented lockstep processing ensures no transactions are lost. Multi-path I/O failover prevents data corruption or data loss.

Single system with fully duplexed hardware

Redundant components are presented as a single system – only one OS or application is required, saving licensing fees.

Versatile industry standard platform

Uses industry standard x86 processors, memory DIMMs, SSDs and HDDs. Supports standard shrink-wrapped OSs from Microsoft, Red Hat, and VMware.

Active service architecture

Self-monitoring and self-diagnosing systems simplify issue management. Automated online parts replacement eliminates guesswork, and systems continue to run while being serviced.

Hot-swappable customer replaceable units (CRU)

Subsystems or components are designed to be easily replaced. CRUs are automatically re-synchronized when reinserted.

ftServer Models

From the data center to the network’s edge, in conventional or virtualized environments, there’s an ftServer that’s right for you:

ftServer 2900 for VMware and Windows

For stable, standalone applications in remote offices, branch offices, or shop floor locations.

ftServer 4900 for VMware and Windows

For rapidly changing or growing applications in regional offices, remote plants, or corporate data centers.

ftServer 6900 for VMware and Windows

For high performance processor or data intensive applications in larger remote plants or corporate data centers.

ftServer Options

Stratus offers a variety of certified options to easily extend your continuously available infrastructure:


Four support plans – Total Assurance, System Assurance, Extended Platform Support, and Platform Support – match your availability requirements.


Hybrid storage array helps you easily meet your growing storage needs, while ensuring continuous availability and data integrity.

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