Stratus Technologies 'Fault Tolerance for Dummies' Book Describes the New Face of Fault-Tolerant Computing

Short and readable book gives readers an update on a proven technology ready for new applications

MAYNARD, Mass., Dec. 10 -- Fault tolerance and continuously available computing get an easy-to-read update today with the release of Stratus Technologies' "Fault Tolerance For Dummies" book, which is available free of charge through the company Web site.

The 44-page book in the popular "Dummies" format describes how fault tolerant computing has evolved away from its proprietary and specialized origins into a standards-based technology with broad applications in new areas such as virtualization. Using tutorials and customer anecdotes, the book helps readers evaluate their availability needs and how fault-tolerant solutions can meet them.

"Fault tolerant computing has changed more in the last five years than in the 30 years before, and as a result it's practical for a broad new range of applications that most people in the IT community probably hadn't considered," said Sue Lawrence-Longo, Stratus vice president, worldwide marketing. "Our goal with 'Fault Tolerance for Dummies' is to provide a short but informative primer that helps them determine when fault tolerance is the right choice to achieve their application availability requirements."

Among the specific topics the book covers are measuring availability; defining downtime and its costs; fault tolerance compared to other availability solutions; and simplifying IT environments through virtualization. It also includes a case study sidebar about Emergency Health Services of Nova Scotia, which chose a Stratus® ftServer® system as its computer-aided dispatch platform.

To request a free copy of "Fault Tolerance for Dummies," please visit, and follow the link.

About Stratus Technologies

Stratus Technologies is a global solutions provider focused exclusively on helping customers achieve and sustain the availability of information systems that support their critical business processes. Based upon its 27 years of expertise in server and services technology for continuous availability, Stratus is a trusted solutions provider to customers in manufacturing, life sciences, telecommunications, financial services, public safety, transportation & logistics, and other industries. For more information, visit:

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