Stratus Appliance Prevents Downtime of Virtualization Infrastructure Management

Stratus Uptime Appliance for vCenter Server prevents downtime via resilient hardware and software technologies plus proactive remote monitoring and management.

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Stratus Technologies has released the Stratus Uptime Appliance for vCenter Server, a universal management hub for the VMware vSphere virtualization infrastructure.

As VMware’s centralized framework for managing server, network, and storage resources continues to expand in the scope and sophistication, the risks associated with vCenter Server downtime increase. VMware vCenter Server is a single point of failure; without it, there is no control over hosts or virtual machines within the infrastructure.

Among the many critical operations now within the purview of vCenter Server are:

  • VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager for automating disaster recovery processes
  • vCenter Operations Management Suite, integrating performance, capacity, and configuration management into one vCenter module
  • VMware IT Business Management, which manages costs, service levels, and vendors of cloud-based IT services
  • VMware vCenter Chargeback, designed to improve cost transparency for IT services through chargeback and show-back

The Stratus Uptime Appliance for vCenter Server is a single-system solution designed from the ground up to prevent downtime via resilient hardware and software technologies, combined with proactive remote monitoring and management. Based on Stratus’ Intel-based fault-tolerant server architecture using a single-socket quad-core 2.0 GHz system, the Uptime Appliance bundle includes a minimum of four 146 GB 15K RPM disk drives, 16 GB of logical memory, Microsoft Windows 2008 R2 Standard Edition, Stratus Automated Uptime Layer, and vCenter Server 5 Standard Edition. U.S. list for the bundle is $24,627.

The Stratus Uptime Appliance is simple to install, configure, and update, delivering better than 99.999% uptime to all the virtualization resources running on it.

The Stratus Uptime Appliance for vCenter Server is available for immediate order. Additional information is available at www.stratus.com.