This week Stratus announced the release of Avance 3.1, the newest version of our industry-leading high availability software solution. The latest update includes virtual-machine load balancing and rolling reboot. What does this mean for users? Here’s a look inside the newest version of Avance:

Load Balancing: This lets customers automatically (or manually) assign virtual machines (VM) to both physical x86 servers that make up the high availability platform. This speeds up VM migration times, distributes disk reads across both nodes (improving read performance), doubles network bandwidth for writing to disk, and accelerates synchronous write replications.

Rolling Reboot: Built into the user interface, this feature automatically stages and reboots the underlying system resources during upgrades. This means VMs experience no downtime during upgrades.

This latest update underscores why Avance software is part of the industry’s most complete portfolio of products and services designed specifically to prevent downtime and data loss. Check out what the reaction has been by browsing through some coverage of the announcement found below. You can also learn more about Avance by clicking here.

VMblog: Stratus Avance 3.1 Software’s New Features Focus on Business Continuity and Downtime Prevention
David Marshall outlines the major new Avance 3.1 features, including new virtual-machine load balancing and rolling reboot.

ZDNet: Stratus Technologies Avance 3.1 Simplifies Business Continuity
Dan Kusnetzky dives into the benefits of Avance 3.1 for small to medium organizations that all face the need to reduce their costs while also offering their customers competitive products and services.
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