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ACCESS and Stratus Collaboration Allows Customers Control Over Virtual Networks When Using Cloud Management Software

Enterprises Can Also Build Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Planning Systems With Software-Defined Networking and Fault-Tolerant Solution

MAYNARD, MA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/16/13 -- Stratus Technologies Japan, a wholly owned subsidiary company of Stratus Technologies, Inc., a global leader in ensuring availability for mission critical applications, and ACCESS CO., Ltd, a global provider of advanced software technologies to the mobile and beyond-PC markets, today announced an agreement in which the companies will collaborate to provide highly reliable software-defined networking (SDN) solutions to enterprises utilizing the cloud. Coupling ACCESS™ SDN Solutions, a network virtualization products suite of ACCESS, and Stratus ftServer® systems, a family of fault-tolerant servers, customers will be able to meet availability requirements for mission critical networking.

Both companies will provide the SDN solutions for users who need highly reliable and flexible networking infrastructures. The solutions enable Cloud management software such as CloudStack and OpenStack to control virtual and physical networks through functionalities of OpenFlow and overlay technologies including GREtap, VXLAN, NVGRE and STT. When using the ACCESS and Stratus solutions in these environments, users can effectively build their disaster recovery/business continuity planning (DR/BCP) systems, intrusion detection/protection systems and service oriented networking systems as well.

"There's a confluence of technologies impacting the enterprise currently, but what remains a constant throughout these changes is that companies need infrastructure that is always available, always reliable and always on. Business cannot be disrupted by outages and downtime," said Haruyoshi Iida, president of Stratus Technologies Japan. "This agreement with ACCESS will allow our enterprise customers to maintain that reliability and availability to their mission critical applications and networks. We are pleased to be working with ACCESS and look forward to a relationship that benefits our customers."

In the SDN architecture, network intelligence, state and control are logically centralized into SDN controller. High availability of mission-critical components is one of the essential requirements for the controller because failure results in outages affecting the entire network under the controller. Stratus ftServer gives over 99.999% availability to the controller and makes SDN networks highly reliable.

About Stratus Technologies, Inc.
Stratus delivers the world's only proactive availability guarantee for the platforms that run the most vital functions of commerce, manufacturing, government, financial services, and healthcare. Combining patented software and hardware technologies with thirty years of unparalleled remote monitoring and management expertise for availability, Stratus helps save lives and protect the business and reputations of companies, institutions, and governments the world over. To learn more about worry-free computing, visit corporate site; www.stratus.com.

About ACCESS CO., LTD.
ACCESS is a global provider of advanced software technologies to the mobile and beyond-PC markets. With research and engineering centers throughout the world and a progressive company culture that emphasizes and nurtures innovation and creativity, ACCESS delivers unique solutions that bring value to its customers and partners and which help make life easier, more productive, and more enjoyable. As a mobile Internet pioneer, ACCESS has helped to develop and deliver technologies that have brought the Internet to a new generation of mobile devices and consumers. ACCESS technologies were central to the development of the first successful mobile data service in the world and this pioneering success has grown at a phenomenal pace with ACCESS technologies now deployed in over 1 billion devices throughout the world. To learn more about ACCESS, visit corporate site; http://gl.access-company.com/

Copyrights © 2013 Stratus Technologies Bermuda Ltd. and Stratus Technologies Japan, Inc. All rights reserved. Stratus and ftServer are registered trademarks of Stratus Technologies Bermuda Ltd. The Stratus Technologies logo is a trademark of Stratus Technologies Bermuda Ltd.

© 2013 ACCESS CO., LTD. All rights reserved. ACCESS and the ACCESS logo, are registered trademarks or trademarks of ACCESS CO., LTD. in the United States, Japan and/or other countries. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.

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