Stratus Technologies has launched a tiered channel partner program, with three levels of participation that align with incentives, a broad range of certification and accreditation options and margin opportunities.
Under the new program, channel partners have the ability to sell Stratus’ full line of software and platform availability solutions that are used by small and medium-sized companies, as well as global Fortune 500 enterprises, to run demanding applications that simply can’t fail or tolerate any downtime. Solutions run in physical, virtualized and cloud environments on a variety of operating systems, Stratus “prevents downtime before it occurs and ensures uninterrupted performance of essential business operations.”
“We live in a world where everything is connected — from our smartphones, mobile devices and computers, to our cars, office buildings, banks, restaurants and stores,” said Susan Bailey, vice president of sales and services Americas at Stratus. “Regardless of the industry, we expect applications in finance, transportation, healthcare, government, public safety, utilities, manufacturing, telecommunications and building systems to be accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.”
She added, “It is challenging for organizations to maintain their applications and services capabilities around the clock and this is the opportunity we uniquely offer to the channel — the absolute assurance that their customers’ applications will be continuously available.
Stratus offers Registered Partner, Silver Partner and Gold Partner levels, all of which include detailed product information and updates, product discounts and access to Stratus’ education and certification portal and resource center. Silver status also includes incremental discounts and a demo program. Gold status builds on these tiers with personalized support from a Stratus channel manager, invitations to exclusive Gold Partner events and the ability to serve as the first point of contact for Stratus sales leads.
Silver and Gold partners achieve their designation based on their respective investment levels.