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Stratus ups ante in financial market

Feb 13, 20031 min

* Stratus inks deal with NYCE, which serves financial industry

Stratus announced last week that NYCE, a vendor of electronic payments for the financial industry, has started using its ftServer to process as many as 100 million transactions per month.

The New York company, which counts 2,200 financial institutions as its customers, will use the fault-tolerant Stratus ftServer for dispensing its Web-based reporting, transaction histories and technical bulletins and manuals.

Brian Mecca, director of data center operations for NYCE, says that the company is growing and its customers need 24-hour access to data. NYCE chose the Stratus server for this reason.

The Stratus ftServer is a symmetrical multiprocessing server with one to four Intel processors and the Microsoft Windows Advanced Server operating system. 

Stratus claims its product has uptimes that exceed those of other vendors. It indicates its uptime with an “Uptime Meter” users can view at:

The largest ftServer, the 6500 Series, uses Intel Xeon MP processors, contains 16 PCI slots, can connect to as many as 28 SCSI disks or to EMC Symmetrix or Clariion Storage Arrays. Its processor runs at 1.6 GHz, and it contains as much as 1M byte of L3 cache memory.