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Short Take: Stratus chooses manufacturer for servers

Contract manufacturer Solectron will build Stratus' upcoming line of fault-tolerant Windows 2000 servers, Stratus said. The computers, scheduled to arrive later this year, have redundant components such as memory and CPUs that take over if the primary part fails. Using a contract manufacturer frees a computer company from worrying about manufacturing expertise, makes it easier to sell computers globally and often means components are cheaper because the contract manufacturer can buy them in large quantities.

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Contract manufacturer Solectron will build Stratus' upcoming line of fault-tolerant Windows 2000 servers, Stratus said. The computers, scheduled to arrive later this year, have redundant components such as memory and CPUs that take over if the primary part fails. Using a contract manufacturer frees a computer company from worrying about manufacturing expertise, makes it easier to sell computers globally and often means components are cheaper because the contract manufacturer can buy them in large quantities.