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1 Continuous Availability Operational Simplicity Financial Advantage The Stratus ® ftServer ® Family

2 Stratus Confidential 2 Industry-standard ftServer ® platform >99.999% availability across fleet >99.999% availability across fleet Choice of hardened operating system Choice of hardened operating system Automatic availability; no application modification Automatic availability; no application modification Platforms Differentiated by Superior Availability Red Hat ® Enterprise Linux ® Red Hat ® Enterprise Linux ® Red Hat Certified Hardware Catalog Red Hat Certified Hardware Catalog Microsoft ® Windows Server 2003 Microsoft ® Windows Server 2003 Microsoft Hardware Compatibility List Microsoft Hardware Compatibility List VMware ® Infrastructure 3 VMware ® Infrastructure 3 Global Alliance Partner Global Alliance Partner

3 Stratus Confidential 3 Joint program to insure processor determinism Early access to new processors ftServer ® Series systems in Intel labs Collaborate on OS availability features Hardened drivers Memory resynchronization Support for mission-critical applications Collaborative support model ftServer systems in partner test labs Reseller of CLARiiON ® storage systems ftServer Series systems in EMC Qualification lab Collaborative support model Technology Partners

4 Stratus Confidential 4 Continuous Availability – % Track record of success Trusted availability partner for over 27 years to enterprises, government agencies and telecommunications service providers worldwide Pioneer in continuous availability solutions Clients in 70 countries on 6 continents Global world-class expertise Specialized availability experts Unrivaled troubleshooting expertise

5 Stratus Confidential 5 Stratus ® ftServer ® Family 2500 Family 4400 Family 6200 Family Dual-core Dual-coreQuad-core Positioning Highly affordable, entry- level, fault-tolerant server Versatile, expandable Price/performance leader for applications that must not fail Enterprise-class server delivering maximum performance & availability for mission-critical computing Deployment Model Replicated remote locationsDepartmental business processing Critical enterprise business/operations processing Workload Standalone Standalone Fixed configurations Fixed configurations Stable Stable Sophisticated SMB environments Sophisticated SMB environments General purpose General purpose Growing or unpredictable Growing or unpredictable Transaction-intensive Transaction-intensive Database server Database server Server consolidation Server consolidation

6 Stratus Confidential 6 Eliminates single points of failure Eliminates single points of failure Detects and isolates errors Detects and isolates errors Presents single software image Presents single software image Delivers zero switchover time Delivers zero switchover time ftServer ® Architecture: Lockstep Technology Fault Detection & Isolation Embedded I/O PCIDisksCPUChipset Memory Fault Detection & Isolation Fault Detection & Isolation Embedded I/O PCIDisksCPUChipset Memory Fault Detection & Isolation Lockstepped CPUs Multi-path I/O Duplex hardware components

7 Stratus Confidential 7 Stratus Lockstep Technology: Automatic Availability Redundant components execute same instructions in lockstep Self-checking logic detects and isolates errors to the component level and notifies Stratus of problems If hard error occurs, faulty component is taken out of service; duplicate component continues normal processing System distinguishes between transient and hard errors; withstands transient errors In-memory data and disk data are protected

8 Stratus Confidential 8 Prevents, diagnoses, and resolves software issues Failsafe ftServer ® System Software Hardened drivers prevent software failures ftServer hardware and software combine to shield operating system, middleware and application from the impact of transient errors Software issues are reliably captured, analyzed and corrected Extensive integration / error insertion testing In-memory data and disk are protected Hardened drivers prevent software failures ftServer hardware and software combine to shield operating system, middleware and application from the impact of transient errors Software issues are reliably captured, analyzed and corrected Extensive integration / error insertion testing In-memory data and disk are protected

9 Stratus Confidential 9 Reliably distinguishes software issues from hardware issues to speed problem resolution Driver hardening ensures uninterrupted processing if an I/O interface fails Rapid disk resynchronization transparently mirrors disks and protects data integrity Accurate error data capture enables root-cause analysis to prevent problem recurrence Stratus Failsafe Software: Automatic Availability

10 Stratus Confidential 10 ActiveService Architecture: Automatic Availability Hot-pluggable components are EASY to replace System synchronizes with replacement component Normal processing continues throughout process! System automatically orders CORRECT replacement part Next Day Delivery Service Component fails. System ISOLATES fault and notifies Stratus that a CPU has failed

11 Stratus Confidential 11 Low TCO Cuts cost of downtime Minimizes business disruption Better resource utilization Operational Simplicity Space-efficient fault-tolerant design Quick to deploy Simple to operate Easy to maintain Technology-enabled services Financial Advantage Continuous Availability ftServer ® Family User Benefits > % uptime for a suite of enterprise Operating Systems Operating System availability enhancements

12 Stratus Confidential 12 Stratus industry-standard platforms are as easy to install, use, and maintain as conventional servers Operational Simplicity Designed for the most demanding local, remote, and lights-out computing environments

13 Stratus Confidential 13 Easy to Install I like the Stratus ftServer system because of its simplicity. With clustering, the typical approach to high availability, comes other issues including complex configuration and management, as well as software compatibility. Vaughn Book, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Arrowhead Credit Union Customer Response Rapid deployment: applications typically up and running in less than a day Single system; single software licenses

14 Stratus Confidential 14 Easy to Use Streamlines day-to-day operations Minimal operator intervention required No need to think about failure scenarios Remote monitoring, physical indicators; and hot- pluggable components simplify serviceability Reduces workload of IT support staff; enables redeployment of scarce resources One of the reasons for a change to the ftServer system was to increase operational simplicity. Considering the limited size of our IT team, the easy management of the new server will also allow us to save a lot of costly human effort." Diego Bertazzi, Operations Manager Information Technology Group, Casino de la Vallee Customer Response

15 Stratus Confidential 15 Easy to Maintain Integrates with standard management tools, existing staff skills, operational procedures Managed as a single, industry-standard server Because the ftServer system runs in a Windows environment, we are able to leverage technical expertise that's plentiful throughout our staff. This is a big change from the special knowledge needed to work with the ATM/EFT controller that we replaced." Gomer Jones, Senior Vice President Texas State Bank Customer Response

16 Stratus Confidential 16 Immediate Application Availability Application transparency Applications load and go Instant fault-tolerance Standard Windows server-based applications run without a problem, operating transparently on the fault-tolerant platform." Customer Response

17 Stratus Confidential 17 Remote Problem Resolution that Goes Beyond the Hardware The types of problems we resolve daily... an availability expert answers. When You call... You need immediate help when you have a 911 systems issue, and Stratus understands that. Your call doesn't go into a phone tree. You speak to a problem-solver right away." Douglas Bolton, Information Systems Analyst San Diego Fire & Life Safety Services Customer Response Operating systemNetworkDatabase Multi-vendor issuesHardwareApplication PatchesSecurityHot fixes

18 Stratus Confidential 18 ServiceTierServiceOffering Your Business Environment Stratus Value Add Assured Availability Plus Assured Availability Extremely risk adverse High cost of downtime Mission-critical applications Require highest level of 24/7 support Immediate response from an expert Single point of contact Priority issue escalation Root-cause analysis and permanent fix Availability partnership Premium operating system services Availability program guarantee System Availability Traditional service levels are adequate Competitive with traditional vendors break/fix services Select the Support Offering that Matches your requirements Premium Basic

19 Stratus Confidential 19 Operations Application Technology Operations Application Technology Operations Application Technology Effectiveness at addressing downtime Standalone Systems some duplicate components Clustered Systems ftServer Systems Reduce failureRecover from failurePrevent failure Cost of downtime negates advantage of low purchase price Cost of downtime negates advantage of low purchase price Unpredictable availability - varies by vendor / model Unpredictable availability - varies by vendor / model When it fails, it fails hard When it fails, it fails hard Success depends on correct planning and implementation Success depends on correct planning and implementation Satisfactory operation highly dependent on skilled personnel Satisfactory operation highly dependent on skilled personnel Lockstep technology, failsafe software, and ActiveService architecture provide continuous availability Lockstep technology, failsafe software, and ActiveService architecture provide continuous availability No special skills required to implement and manage No special skills required to implement and manage Availability Alternatives

20 Stratus Confidential 20 Continuous Availability Continuous Availability Operational Simplicity Operational Simplicity Value ComparisonFeaturesftServer ® System > % >Clusters 99.9% System Architecture Lockstep Technology Zero failover time Failure prevention Minutes of failover Failure recovery Resource Protection Failsafe Software Protects memory & disk data Shields SW from transient HW errors Protects ONLY disk data HW errors cause OS and application failures Service technology ActiveService Architecture Fault detection and isolation Hot-swappable components Built-in serviceability Limited self diagnostics Limited hot-swappability Add-on serviceability DeploymentImmediateScript development/testing Application Modification NoneRecommended System Operation Single system image Lights out operation Multiple system images Requires IS Support Financial Advantage

21 Stratus Confidential 21 Ease of Implementation: Availability Alternatives Comparison Implementation ProcessStandalone some duplicate components ClusteredsystemsftServersystem Planning and designNoneExtensiveNone Addresses single points of failure Extra work required Yes; it's built-in Sizing / load balancing None Nodes must be properly sized for adequate performance None Application modification None Highly recommended to ensure failover, SW compatibility, data integrity None Develop and test failover scripts No Yes; must repeat with each change No Test for effectivenessNoYesNo Document procedures NoExtensive documentationNo

22 Stratus Confidential 22 Problem Handling Effectiveness: Availability Alternatives Comparison Problem Handling Features Standalone some duplicate components ClusteredsystemsftServersystem Recovery time from failure Minutes to daysMinutes to hoursZero In-flight dataAll lost on failureAll lost on failoverNo data loss Fault detection and isolation Limited Yes, to the component level Transient errors May cause failure; lead to silent data corruption Withstands transient errors; no data corruption Hard errors Varies by HW configuration; possible failure System failover System continues normal processing Integrity of database transactions Varies by HW configuration Yes Driver hardeningNo Yes

23 Stratus Confidential 23 Solutions Management: Availability Alternatives Comparison On-going Management Standalone some duplicate components ClusteredsystemsftServersystem Server platform Single system view; no special skills Complex; requires specialized personnel Single system view; no special skills Failover testing when changes are made NoRequiredNo System monitoring, reporting, diagnostics Varies by vendor and platform Integrated 24 x 7 system monitoring, status reporting tied to ActiveService Network Remote problem identification / repair Limited. Varies by vendor and platform Yes: even when server is offline Memory data capture in event of OS outage No Yes, default feature; does not delay application restart Change management Changes easily tracked Complex documentation Changes easily tracked

24 Stratus Confidential 24 Stratus Active Upgrade Automatic synchronization between production and update System can be restored to its original state at any time Automatic pre-upgrade readiness check Single OS and Single Application Intuitive user-interface guides you through every step No Application modification Single Application outage Upgrade completed in seconds Managing Planned Downtime (Windows ® only)Clusters Prone to synchronization and recovery issues _ Cluster expertise required _ Minimal (1 to 3 short duration) outages Challenges Availability risk Ease of use Minimize downtime

25 Stratus Confidential 25 Cluster Customer Experience Requires specialized skills: Planning Designing Building Scripting Configuring Measuring Testing Process must repeated with each change! Notify service provider Wait for arrival Problem analysis Replace failed component Reboot OS Recover file system Recover database Restart network software Restart application Time-consuming, labor-intensive Implementation Process Failure Recovery Process

26 Stratus Confidential 26 Stratus Customer Experience Load-and-go deployment Maximizes existing IT skills Stratus Continuous Processing® technology prevents failures from occurring 24 x 7 monitoring and reporting integrated into every system Root-cause analysis to prevent problem recurrance Implementation Process Failure Prevention Automatic Availability

27 Stratus Confidential 27 ftServer ® Product Specifications ftServer 2500 system ftServer 4400 system ftServer 6200 system Processors 1-socket1- and 2-socket2-socket CPU/FSB Frequency Dual-core 2 GHz CPU 1333 MHz FSB Dual-core 2 GHz CPU 1333 MHz FSB Quad-core 2.66 GHz CPU 1333 MHz FSB CPU Cache 4MB L2 2 x 4MB L2 Memory 2GB–6GB DDR667 FBDIMM2GB–12GB DDR667 FBDIMM4GB–24GB DDR667 FBDIMM PCI Slots 6 x PCI-X, or 4 x PCI-X and 2 x PCIe RAID 1 Disk 3 Enterprise SAS or SATA Disks Embedded SAS, 2x ENET (10/100/1000), 3x USB2.0, 2x COMM, VGA, BMC, R/W DVD Operating Systems Windows ® Server 2003 Standard Edition or Red Hat ® Enterprise Linux ® Windows ® Server 2003 Enterprise Edition VMware ® Virtual Infrastructure 3 Red Hat ® Enterprise Linux ® Form Factor 4U Rack and Pedestal 4U Rack Note: All I/O options specified in logical count, physical count is 2 times numbers specified

28 Stratus Confidential 28 Building Blocks of the ftServer ® Family CPU / IO CRU Blindmate Backplane

29 Stratus Confidential 29 2U Blindmate Enclosure, front removable 2U Blindmate Enclosure, front removable 1 or 2-socket CPU 1 or 2-socket CPU 6 DIMM Slots 6 DIMM Slots 1333 MHz Front Side Bus 1333 MHz Front Side Bus 4 GHz Memory Bus 4 GHz Memory Bus Up to 3 Hot plug, SAS or SATA Drives, front removable Up to 3 Hot plug, SAS or SATA Drives, front removable Power On button, front accessible & protected Power On button, front accessible & protected 6 Customer Configurable PCI-X/PCI-Express slots, rear accessible 6 Customer Configurable PCI-X/PCI-Express slots, rear accessible 2 10/100/1000 Com port, rear accessible 2 10/100/1000 Com port, rear accessible CPU/IO ftServer ® Modular Family Components

30 Stratus Confidential 30 Passive backplane for seamless component interconnect Passive backplane for seamless component interconnect Blind mates power and signal to CRUs Blind mates power and signal to CRUs Standard 19 EIA compatible Standard 19 EIA compatible Adjustable rail – fits cabinet depth range 24 to 30 Adjustable rail – fits cabinet depth range 24 to 30 Shared connectors located in rear Shared connectors located in rear PassiveBackplane ftServer ® Modular Family Components

31 Stratus Confidential 31 Workloads and Attributes Highly affordable fault-tolerance Easy to deploy and simple to manage Ideal for replicated deployment at remote locations Specifications ftServer ® 2500 Systems Entry-level 1-socket server 4U rack-optimized form factor Pedestal option 1-way CPU 2.0 GHz dual-core Intel ® Xeon processor with 4MB cache Dual modular redundancy SAS/SATA storage supporting 6 internal disks Optional external JBOD or RAID (Windows only) 2GB – 6GB memory 6 PCI-X slots, or 4 PCI-X and 2 PCI- Express slots Integrated 10/100/1000 Ethernet Windows ® 2003 Standard Edition or Red Hat Enterprise Linux

32 Stratus Confidential 32 Workloads and Attributes Price / performance leader Dedicated business processing application server Ideal for departmental business processing; ideal for space-constrained data centers Specifications ftServer ® 4400 Systems Mid-range 1- or 2-socket system 4U rack-optimized form factor Pedestal option 2.0 GHz dual-core Intel ® Xeon processor with 4MB cache Dual modular redundancy 2GB – 12GB memory SAS/SATA, storage supporting 6 internal disks Optional EMC (Windows/VMware only) or ftScalable Storage 6 PCI-X slots, or 4 PCI-X and 2 PCI- Express slots Integrated dual 10/100/1000 Ethernet Windows ® 2003 Enterprise Edition VMware ® Infrastructure Red Hat ® Enterprise Linux ®

33 Stratus Confidential 33 Workloads and Attributes Enterprise-class, quad-core system for transaction-intensive workloads Specifications ftServer ® 6200 Systems 4U rack-optimized form factor Quad-core 2-way SMP 2.66 GHz dual-core Intel ® Xeon processor with 2 x 4MB cache Dual modular redundancy 4GB – 24GB memory SAS/SATA, storage supporting 6 internal disks Optional EMC (Windows/VMware only) or ftScalable Storage 6 PCI-X slots, or 4 PCI-X and 2 PCI- Express slots Integrated dual 10/100/1000 Ethernet Windows ® 2003 Enterprise Edition VMware ® Infrastructure Red Hat ® Enterprise Linux ® Top-of-the-line 2-socket server

34 Stratus Confidential 34 Internal Software-based RAID 1 and 1+0; 6 disk capacity SAS/SATA 73 GB, 146 GB 15K RPM SAS 250 GB, 500 GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0 TB ftScalable Storage Hardware RAID Fibre Channel (Direct or SAN attach) 27 TB Fault-tolerant protection of critical data Storage Options

35 Stratus Confidential 35 Capacity Dynamic expansion: up to 3 shelves 27TB maximum Dedicated, dual-host DAS, and SAN topologies Availability Redundant, hot-plug Active-Active controllers Rolling firmware upgrades EnviroStor Battery-free cache protection ASN Integration Snapshots Hot spares ftScaleable Storage: Feature Set Performance 15K RPM SAS DupliCache: Patented redundant cache optimization Switched drive topology

36 Stratus Confidential 36 Stratus Tape Backup Family VS160 Tape 80GB/160GB native/compressed capacity 8MBps/16MBps native/compressed data-transfer rates External 1U rack-mount enclosure with single or dual tape drives available Output read-compatible with SDLT600 Available as standalone tape or with autoloader


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