I am interested in the newsletter. However, there are other
alternatives. One example is Linked-In. They have a few
groups related to Stratus. Or maybe something on Facebook.
I have been on the Info-Stratus list for 10+ years and have
found many of the posts to be informative. I have even
answered a few of the questions that have been posed.
With the rise of the networking sites, and the lack of
traffic via the Info-Stratus channel, it might be time to
update the VOS communications method.
K.D. Ann Avinger
Stratus Technologies has a Facebook site (search for "Stratus
Technologies"), and we now have several blogs and forums (Q & A areas) on
our web site. Several Stratus employees are writing for the VOS Blog, for
example, including me. We are getting a fair amount of traffic on the
blogs, so we know that people are reading them. Visit
http://www.stratus.com/ and click on Blogs. It will take you to a page that
has the Blogs and the Forums.
Many Stratus employees are registered on LinkedIn and Plaxo. There are
several existing discussion groups involving availability / reliability /
virtualization, etc. If you think it would be helpful to create an official
group that is specific to Stratus products, I'm sure we can do that.
I agree that the info-stratus mailing list and the comp.sys.stratus methods
have outlived their usefulness. In fact, the ISP that we use here at
Stratus is dropping support for newsgroups, so our ability to monitor this
newsgroup on a timely basis is rapidly drawing to a close.
I encourage people interested in talking about Stratus and its products to
avail themselves of one of the new methods (Facebook, LinkedIn, Plaxo, or
our own blogs & forums).
Richard Shuford started this mailing list in 1991 to provide Stratus
customers with a way to communicate with each other and with Stratus
itself. Both mechanisms have admirably served their purpose. We
have held many interesting discussions here, with only a few moments
of contention. But the traffic has fallen off considerably in recent
years, and we have created other, more modern, mechanisms that we can
all use to talk to each other. The last day of operation for the
Info-Stratus mailing list will be April 16, 2010.
While the Usenet "comp.sys.stratus" newsgroup exists independently,
Stratus will no longer be monitoring it on an active basis.
Anyone can read the forum messages; if you wish to post a question,
you must first register; this is a quick and easy step. I want to
encourage everyone to join us there, where you can ask questions and
get answers from each other, and from experts at Stratus.
Finally, I want to thank Richard Shuford for his vision of a community
of users talking about common concerns via an online forum. He was
way ahead of his time.