Origin of stratusL, a strewing: see stratum
Origin of stratusFrom Latin stratus, past participle of sternere, to stretch, extend; see ster-2 in Indo-European roots.
stratus - Computer Definition
(Stratus Technologies, Maynard, MA, www.stratus.com) A manufacturer of fault-tolerant computers founded in 1980. It supports both the VOS and FTX Unix operating systems on its XA/R line of i860-based systems. Its earlier XA/2000 line was Motorola 68K based. The next line of systems, dubbed the Continuum series, uses HP's PA-RISC architecture.