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Stratus Technologies Inc. has launched its global partner program.
The Massachusetts-based company makes software, servers and cloud platforms that ensure businesses’ applications stay up and running.
“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," Susan Bailey, vice president of sales and services Americas at Stratus, said in a July 15 press release. “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."
The new tiered program lets channel partners participate at one of three levels: Registered Partner, Silver Partner or Gold Partner. Incentives, discount, certification requirements, access to resources and margins range depending on how much partners choose to invest, which is typical. For example, Silver status provides discounts and a demo program. Gold status adds to that, and comes with a support from a Stratus channel manager, invitations to exclusive events and the distinction of being able to serve as the first point of contact for sales leads.