Case study

System Uptime Assurance for Mission-Critical Applications: Sheetz, Inc.

Mission-critical transaction processing and cost savings add up to success for progressive c-store chain

The bright exterior of a Sheetz convenience store is a welcome site for people on the go in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and North Carolina. At about 380 store locations, patrons refuel themselves with freshly made sandwiches, salads, snacks and baked goods, and refuel their vehicles with well-priced gasoline at pumps sheltered under extended canopies. Read on to learn how Sheetz uses ftServer systems to gain system uptime assurance for financial services and mission-critical applications, as well as SQL Server integration for extra disaster prevention.

Quick Facts

Solution Profile

  • Mission-critical credit card switching and loyalty program for 380 stores in six states
  • Fault-tolerant architecture provides uptime assurance for Microsoft® Windows®-based financial services applications and database
  • Leverages SQL Server® live data replication to eliminate need for backup server and provides extra protection against disaster


  • Stratus® ftServer systems
  • Stratus Active UpgradeTM software
  • Microsoft Windows Server® 2008 operating system
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 database software
  • ACI Retail Commerce ServerTM solutions suite


  • Stratus Assured Availability PlusSM Support
  • Stratus Professional Services

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