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Stratus Names Nigel Dessau Chief Marketing Officer

Technology Industry Veteran Brings Global Leadership and Branding, Product Management and Sales Enablement Experience to Top Mission Critical Availability Provider

MAYNARD, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/29/13 -- Stratus Technologies, Inc., a global leader in ensuring availability for mission critical applications, announced today the appointment of Nigel Dessau as chief marketing officer (CMO). Reporting directly to Stratus CEO and President David Laurello, Dessau will lead all global corporate, internal, and product marketing and management functions.

"I am excited Nigel has joined the Stratus team," said Dave Laurello, Stratus CEO and president. "He brings strong expertise in leading both global technology marketing and product management teams and these will be invaluable assets for driving Stratus' initiatives forward, including our ability to deliver mission critical availability in the cloud."

"This is an exciting time to be joining a company that has spent the better part of 30 years ensuring its customers mission critical applications in banking and manufacturing among other industries are always available," said Nigel Dessau, Stratus CMO. "Driven by new technologies, applications, access requirements and devices, the global market for mission critical applications is expanding dramatically and Stratus has the leadership, and solutions to meet these challenges. I am looking forward to scaling our marketing effort to seize this tremendous opportunity."

A seasoned technology and vertical industry veteran, Dessau brings more than 25 years of marketing leadership experience to Stratus. Dessau has held executive positions with Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), StorageTek and Sun Microsystems. He began his career at IBM in England in various sales roles, and worked at the company in both England and New York. Dessau studied business at Nottingham Trent University in the UK and will reside in Boston, Mass.

About Stratus Technologies
Stratus delivers the world's only proactive availability guarantee for the platforms that run the most vital functions of commerce, public safety, manufacturing, 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 www.stratus.com.

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