Stratus launches low-end servers

Summary:High-end-server maker Stratus Technologies will take a step into the low-end market Monday when it introduces its first machine using Intel chips and Microsoft's Windows 2000 operating system.Stratus sells high-end, crash-resistant machines for jobs such as running 911 emergency call systems or ATM networks, where the operators can't afford to have a machine go down.

High-end-server maker Stratus Technologies will take a step into the low-end market Monday when it introduces its first machine using Intel chips and Microsoft's Windows 2000 operating system.

Stratus sells high-end, crash-resistant machines for jobs such as running 911 emergency call systems or ATM networks, where the operators can't afford to have a machine go down. To ensure that its servers are reliable, the company uses carefully tested software and backup hardware components--"redundant" components--that keep running if the primary unit fails.

The new Intel and Windows-based ftServer 5200 will start at $28,000, with typical models costing in the mid-$30,000 range, Kiely said. This price difference will let the company tackle customers looking for affordable systems to handle less-critical jobs such as e-mail. Full story. --Stephen Shankland, Special to ZDNet News

Topics: Intel, Hardware, IT Employment, Microsoft, Networking, Operating Systems, Servers, Software, Windows

Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.

Related Stories

The best of ZDNet, delivered

You have been successfully signed up. To sign up for more newsletters or to manage your account, visit the Newsletter Subscription Center.
Subscription failed.