S2 Systems, Inc., a global provider of transaction processing, authorization and integrated solutions for the banking, financial and retail sectors, announced a global marketing agreement with Stratus Technologies, maker of the world’s most reliable server technologies, to deliver continuously available next-generation payment solutions for Microsoft Windows 2000 operating environments. This joint initiative reaffirms and extends a long-standing relationship between S2 and Stratus, leveraging Stratus’ fault-tolerant technology with S2’s mission-critical transaction processing applications for open platforms.
The newest partnered solution from S2 and Stratus enables OpeN/2(TM) to provide 24×7 availability of business-critical transaction processing systems on the ftServer in a Windows(R) environment. The combined synergy between Stratus and S2 builds upon earlier industry benchmarks achieved by each company, both separately and together as partners. For two decades, Stratus has been solely focused on providing fault-tolerant technology to meet the availability needs of mission-critical applications. And for more than 18 years, some of the world’s largest organizations have relied on S2 products to drive their high-volume transaction networks.
“Our most recent collaboration with Stratus is the next logical step in a long history of providing global financial and retail payment solutions,” said Stephen Clark, president and CEO of S2 Systems. “We expect the additional support of the Stratus ftServer family to strengthen S2’s industry position as the preferred choice for transaction processing solutions in the Windows(R) environment. By leveraging the latest S2 open systems technology with the Stratus ftServer platform’s 24×7 availability, we are also extending OpeN/2’s proven capabilities further.”
S2’s OpeN/2 provides the robust and scalable online transaction processing (OLTP) capabilities that are integral to real-time e-business. The OpeN/2 core transaction engine is built for high volume throughput and peak performance — with applications for EFT, card activity and check management. Unlike proprietary systems that are hard to maintain and even more difficult to change, OpeN/2 provides the power of object-oriented programming and industry-standard relational database drivers on UNIX(R) and Windows(R) 2000 operating systems.
“The deployment of fault-tolerant server technology for 24×7 availability in electronic transaction processing is a major competitive advantage for our customers and partners,” said Steve Kiely, president and CEO, Stratus Technologies. “The Stratus ftServer platform for Windows(R) 2000 offers simple installation and manageability at a very low cost. The combined solution of S2’s OpeN/2 distributed architecture and the ftServer system provides industry-standard reliability, with capabilities for EFT, ATM networks, POS, wireless and other emerging technologies.”
The Stratus ftServer system is built around Intel(R) processors and supports the Microsoft(R) Windows(R) 2000 operating system, giving users the powerful option of a fault-tolerant family of servers at industry-standard prices. The inherent reliability of its hardware fault-tolerant design is integrated with unique software-availability features and service technology that allows the Stratus ftServer system to prevent critical system downtime and data loss.
About Stratus Technologies
Stratus Technologies offer a proven range of continuously available computer platforms, application solutions, professional services, and technologies for mission-critical business operations. Many Stratus customers are highly visible industry leaders such as prominent U.S. securities firms, major credit card companies, the largest stock exchange in Asia, the largest options exchange in the world, and 15 out of the world’s 20 largest banks. The Stratus 24-7 Technologies Division licenses technology for fault tolerance to technology companies. Stratus has offices and a comprehensive network of customer service centers worldwide, and 1,100 employees. Visit the company’s Web site at [www.stratus.com].
About S2 Systems
S2 Systems, Inc. is a leading global provider of e-business solutions for the banking, financial services, retail and travel & hospitality industries. For more than 18 years, some of the world’s largest organizations have relied on S2 products to drive their high-volume e-commerce transactions. Today, our leading-edge technology enables businesses worldwide to implement Web-based initiatives that improve operational efficiency, enhance customer service and generate new revenue streams. S2 Systems is headquartered in Dallas and has offices in Atlanta, London, Paris, Maarssen, Stockholm, Dubai, Riyadh, Hong Kong, Beijing, Melbourne and Sydney. For more information about S2 Systems, visit its Web site at [www.s2systems.com].