Stratus Offers New Linux Server
The ftServer T60 is product of Stratus' work with Red Hat to harden Red Hat's standard Linux OS to enable it to run on the fault-tolerant systems.Stratus Technologies Inc. is expanding its line of fault-tolerant servers running standard Linux with the unveiling today of the ftServer T60. The server, which will be powered by up to four single-core Intel Corp. Xeon chips, will run Red Hat Inc.s Enterprise Linux AS operating system. Stratus three years ago first put its own variant of Linux on its fault-tolerant systems, which offer replicated components working in lockstep to avoid single points of failure. The company has since released two dual-processor systemsone for the telecommunications industryrunning Red Hat Linux hardened for its systems. "We did all the hardening and fault-tolerant work to it," said Denny Lane, director of product marketing for the Maynard, Mass., company. "It did well in the market, but was very limited in scope."
Stratus has been working with Red Hat to harden its standard Linux OS to enable it to run on the fault-tolerant systems, which Stratus calls its Continuous Processing technology.