Harris Corporation

Supporting air traffic control systems with the IBM System x Reliability Solution for Stratus everRun

Published on 27-Jan-2014

Whenever we need the Stratus solution, we use IBM System x servers—and we don’t plan to change that.

Francis Deault, air traffic control systems engineer, Harris Corporation.

Harris Corporation

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Deployment country
United States



Harris Corporation is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial clients in more than 125 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, it earns approximately USD5 billion in annual revenue and has 14,000 employees. With roots in printing in the 1890s, Harris next evolved to electronic communications, then added space and military technology. Subsequent expansion of its electronic product offerings transformed Harris into a global company—one of the few focused exclusively on developing voice, data and video networks.

Business need
Harris Corporation needed a reliability solution it could count on to support its complete software package for air traffic control, the Liberty-STAR voice communication system.

Harris deployed IBM® System x3250 class servers using Intel® Xeon® processors, Stratus everRun continuous availability software and XenServer virtualization software.

Harris met its clients’ strict requirements for demanding air traffic and airport control applications with continuous availability, management console duplication and redundancy capabilities.


IBM products and services that were used in this case study.

System x, , System x: System x3250 M4

High Availability

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