Performance's IPnexus Integrated into Stratus' Fault-tolerant Server

6/25/2003 - Performance Technologies (Nasdaq NM: PTIX), a leader in unified systems design for the communications, military and commercial markets, announced that Stratus Technologies, Inc. is using several of the company’s IPnexusTM products in its Intel processor-based, fault-tolerant server platforms. This opportunity is representative of Performance Technologies’ ability to integrate its IPnexus hardware and software products into development platforms based on the PICMG® 2.16 architecture.

The Stratus server solutions provide continuous uptime and protection of key data for applications such as banking, securities and exchanges, and retail transactions. Stratus is using Performance Technologies’ packet-based IPnexus products and architecture to facilitate the transmission and communication of transaction data for these business-critical applications.

“Stratus servers eliminate the complexities associated with cluster deployments, while also delivering significantly better uptime performance,” said Jon Malinsky, business line manager, Continuum products, Stratus Technologies. “Performance Technologies helped Stratus by offering a highly reliable product family designed around a robust packet-switched form factor. As a result, we are able to offer the most simple, ultra-reliable server solutions in the industry.”

“Stratus’ reputation is based on delivering high availability transaction servers,” said Ed Bizari, director of marketing for Performance Technologies. “Our IPnexus products are based on open-architecture standards. For Stratus, that meant reduced design complexity and time-to-market and an increase in overall system reliability and performance. As a leading developer of such standards-based products, we look forward to a continuing relationship with Stratus Technologies.”

Stratus is using products from Performance Technologies’ PICMG® 2.16-compatible IPnexus product family. These products include the ZT 5088e chassis and CPC4406 switch, making an extremely flexible foundation for highly reliable systems, along with the CPC388 and CPC358 communications networking products and the company’s Linux-based NexusWareTM software environment. This combination created a feature-rich integrated development platform on which Stratus was able to build their IA32 applications.

About Stratus Technologies
Originally founded in 1980, Stratus Technologies delivers continuously available platforms with unmatched operational simplicity, providing a compelling financial advantage to our customers. Stratus also licenses technology for continuous computing on Intel processor-based platforms to other global manufacturers. Stratus has been named by FORTUNE magazine as one of the 2002 "FORTUNE® 100 Best Companies to Work For." Stratus is a U.S. Microsoft Gold Certified Partner.

About Performance Technologies
Performance Technologies (Nasdaq NM: PTIX) is a leading developer of embedded computing products and system-level solutions for equipment manufacturers and service providers worldwide. With competencies in compute platforms, IP/Ethernet switching, communications software, wide area networking, SS7/IP interworking and high availability, the Company offers unified products for existing and emerging applications. Serving the industry for over 20 years, the Company's solutions focus on time-to-market, performance and cost advantages for companies in the communications, industrial, military and medical markets.

Performance Technologies is headquartered in Rochester, New York. Additional operational and engineering facilities are located in San Diego and San Luis Obispo, California and Ottawa, Canada. For more information, visit

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