Case study

VMware Virtualization & the Stratus Availability Solution | Elavon Inc.

Elavon keeps VMware® virtualization at peak reliability with Stratus always-on availability

Rated as the number one processing network by MasterCard® for speed, availability, and reliability, Elavon, Inc. provides end-to-end payment processing services to more than one million merchants in the United States, Europe and Canada.

Recently, Elavon decided the time was right to leverage VMware server virtualization, where possible, for the usual reasons, such as: consolidating workloads onto fewer physical servers, gaining more flexibility to provision applications, saving on energy costs, and increasing application availability during planned upgrades.

Quick Facts

Solution Profile

  • Sustains industry-leading availability and reliability
  • Handles end-to-end payment processing
  • Serves more than one million merchants internationally
  • Uses VMware virtualization for customer-facing test and support applications


  • Stratus® ftServer® systems
  • VMware Infrastructure 3
  • Microsoft® Windows Server® operating system
  • Stratus ftServer V Series and Continuum® systems • Stratus VOS operating system


  • Stratus support services
  • Stratus professional services

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