The centre, in which the three partners have invested over GBP100,000 in total, combines Novell's Internet services technology, Compaq's NonStop computer
systems and business support services from Sx3 to offer a technology showcase designed to demonstrate how companies in the north of England can successfully transform into e-businesses.
A fault-tolerant nonstop computer
system, such as those marketed by Tandem and Stratus, may be the most reliable server in this regard.
During the 1980s, NAVSUP augmented the UADPS-SP/U2 mainframe environment with what was referred to as Tandem NonStop Computers
that were originally marketed to a number of private sector transaction-processing businesses.