There are times when choosing your lowest cost option is a really awful idea.

This is particularly true when it comes to ensuring that your business keeps running, and that you protect your most valuable asset – your corporate data, and your customer’s data.

Just how costly is computer system downtime to your business?  Figuring this out can include factoring in the loss of production, irreplaceable data, corporate reputation, or even lives.  According to the Aberdeen Group, the average cost of an hour of downtime rose to $260,000 from 2014 to 2016.

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A Stratus ftServer costs far, far less.  We at Stratus believe it is so important to understand the true cost of downtime, that we provide a tool to help you estimate it.

Stratus Technologies has been helping our customers avoid the huge costs of downtime for 37 years. Stratus’ ftServers and V-Series systems use a unique deployment of fully redundant system components so that any failure, anywhere in the system, is ridden through, with no loss of system availability, processing, or perhaps most important of all, data.  Better still is that this inherently redundant approach also results in a compute server that is utterly simple to set up, manage, and maintain.  Any users with mission-critical applications that can’t tolerate unplanned system downtime should be looking at a Stratus’ ftServer to prevent downtime in the first place.  Especially now, with the release of Red Hat’s Enterprise Linux 7.4 for Stratus’ newest 9th generation ftServer, featuring the power of Intel® Xeon® processing to handle more compute workloads than ever.  Stratus RHEL-based ftServers are used in the world’s most downtime-intolerant applications – credit card processing, trading exchange transactions, financial services, and the like.  Click here to learn more.

Chuck Hafemann, Senior Product Manager, Platforms, Stratus Technologies

About Chuck Hafemann, Senior Product Manager, Platforms, Stratus Technologies