Easy to deploy and manage
Fault-tolerant servers are known for using pairs of hardware components that eliminate single points of failure. The Automated Uptime Layer provides a single system view that keeps these redundant components running in perfect lockstep. Even if there's an error in one component, its partner continues to operate without interruption or loss of data.
The Automated Uptime Layer automatically analyzes more than 500 conditions that your ftServer system is instrumented to monitor. This comprehensive monitoring and analysis is always active, not just after an event has already caused trouble. With comprehensive diagnostic data at their fingertips, Stratus service experts determine the precise cause of hardware, system software, and operating system issues. Conventional servers aren't built to gather, analyze, and proactively report on this depth of system health information. It takes trial and error to figure out whether the issue is due to hardware, software, network, environment, or an operator mistake. As a result, many times the root cause is never found. So, the same problem can happen again and again.
Early warning system
The Automated Uptime Layer evaluates and filters literally hundreds of system events in real time. It determines which issues your ftServer system can self-correct, and when to send automatic alarms and alerts to you and expert Stratus service team. It's like an early warning system that preempts downtime.
Automatic fault handling and problem escalation
No other vendor automates fault and error handling like Stratus. The intelligent uptime manager performs corrective actions like taking a failed component offline while your system keeps running. If your server needs a replacement part, the uptime manager calls home and orders the correct component - 100% of the time. The uptime manager also opens support calls over secure global ActiveService network. You get instant access to uptime experts no matter where in the world your system is located.
Reliability-tested device drivers
Device drivers that don't behave as expected are notoriously hard to diagnose and represent a significant cause of downtime. So Stratus helps harden device drivers as well. Stratus verifies stability, probe for vulnerabilities, and work with partners to make sure supported devices work as you expect.
Automated change managementProduct Highlights
Changes to your server are another potential cause of unplanned downtime. The Automated Uptime Layer includes a change control agent that does preflight checks before bringing any hardware or firmware online. These checks make sure any ftServer hardware components match your server, and that system software updates are compatible.
- Presents and manages replicated ftServer components as a single system - reducing complexity and human error
- Lockstep firmware
- Purpose-built diagnostics look at more than 500 operating conditions
- Captures data preserves system state information, enabling root-cause analysis
- Evaluates and intelligently filters system events in real time
- Automatic notifications to customers and authorized Stratus support personnel
- Tracks inventory of server components, including revision level
- Records fault history
- Dynamic risk assessment
- Strengthens driver hardware and software with automated error-insertion testing
- Verifies that component versions match
- Checks that self-test diagnostics complete successfully