Stratus Technologies Launches New Global Partner Program for Always-On Availability

Stratus Technologies Launches New Global Partner Program for Always-On 
Tiered Structure Provides Compelling Benefits and Revenue Potential
for Partners to Provide Customers With Continuous Availability for
Their Applications and Services 
MAYNARD, MA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/15/14 --  Stratus Technologies,
Inc., the leading provider of availability solutions, today announced
the launch of its world-class global partner program. The new tiered
program provides channel partners with three levels of exclusive
participation to meet their individual business objectives.
Participating partners benefit from compelling incentives, a broad
range of certification and accreditation options and significant
margin opportunities, while providing their customers with the
industry's most trusted platform and software-defined availability
solutions. These availability solutions from Stratus enable end users
to keep their applications up and running continuously in today's
always-on world.  
"We live in a world where everything is connected -- from our smart
phones, mobile devices and computers, to our cars, office buildings,
banks, restaurants and stores. 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," said Susan Bailey, vice president of sales and
services Americas at Stratus. "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."  
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 some of the most demanding
applications in the world -- applications that simply can't fail or
tolerate any downtime. With flexible availability solutions that 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.
Stratus' solutions are easy to deploy and manage, and can be
installed directly into customers' existing infrastructures.  
The three partnership levels Stratus offers -- Registered Partner,
Silver Partner and Gold Partner -- all include detailed product
information and updates, product discounts, and access to Stratus'
Education & Certification portal and resource center. Silver status
also includes incremental discounts and a compelling 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. Beyond these benefits, Stratus
partners operating in multiple geographies receive global coverage,
24/7 technical support and pre-sales support through the company's
comprehensive network of experienced systems engineers. 
To learn more or become a Stratus Partner visit 
Supporting Quotes:
 Robert Dinsmore, High Availability Product
Manager, SolutionsPT 
 "Stratus products form the backbone of our
offering to customers looking for a high level of resilience for
critical systems. As a distributor in the manufacturing and
industrial automation sectors our customers tend to be large factory
and infrastructure type deployments where the implications of
downtime can be severe. These businesses need uptime combined with
longevity and operational simplicity and Stratus helps us deliver all
these things to our customer base. Our relationship with Stratus
stretches back over ten years but their products remain as relevant
as before if not more so with the growing rise of virtualisation in
our sector. We are committed to keeping up to date with Stratus'
technology through training our pre-sales, product expert and support
staff and are currently working towards becoming a full service
partner so we can offer the benefits of the Stratus ASN to our
customer base directly. We are working towards gold partner status
and Stratus continues to be a large part of our future growth plans." 
Heiko Lossau, Business Development Manager, ADN(R) Advanced Digital
Network Distribution GmbH
 "As a Value Added Distribution partner of
Stratus, we have been selling everRun solutions for more than five
years. Highly available IT-Infrastructures were once only a
requirement in environments such as finance or energy where the
impact of a system failure would be severe and extremely costly to
the business. But in today's always-on world there's an increasing
demand for higher availability levels across more diverse industry
sectors and enterprise sizes. At ADN we look for highly skilled
partners with great technology who can understand and respond to the
unique environments our customers operate in and the challenges they
face. Stratus' heritage in availability combined with their flexible
and easy to use solutions achieve exactly that." 
Haruo Nakayama, Senior Executive General Manager, Computer Systems
Products Div II, Ryoyo Electro Corporation
 "Ryoyo Electro welcomes
the announcement of a partnership with Stratus. Their approach to
software Defined Availability will bring real value to businesses
looking to protect their critical applications in some of our more
traditional markets such as manufacturing and retail, as well as in
new areas such as system management solution infrastructures. At
Ryoyo Electro we expect our growing partnership with Stratus to
accelerate new business and provide value added services to our
Subbaram Gowra, CEO, Gowra Bits & Bytes, (GBB) India
 "As System
Integrators our customers expect us to deliver simple yet efficient
solutions that are quick to deploy and easy to manage. Stratus'
availability solutions totally meet those requirements. Partnering
with Stratus has helped us transform our business to an "uptime
centric" approach that delivers a compelling value proposition to
customers who simply cannot afford system downtime. Stratus' flexible
software and platform solutions, combined with their services,
significantly enhance our portfolio and enable us to establish
long-term relationships with our customers."  
Atul Thapar, Managing Director, Providence Australia
with Stratus Technologies enables my company to leverage the premier
brand, credibility and breadth of products in mission critical
computing. Our combined expertise in availability addresses both
software and hardware continuous computing in an increasingly
"Always-On" world. Providence Solutions in Australia is, like
Stratus, solely focussed on providing the best-in-class and trusted
solutions that guarantee business uptime. The simplicity of Stratus'
availability products and in-built service combined with our
extensive experience and consultative approach delivers the right
business continuity outcomes and the highest standards of service to
every customer." 
Naoki Ike, Executive Officer, General Manager, IT Engineering Div. IT
Platform Solutions Group, SCSK Corporation
 "SCSK welcomes the
announcement of our partnership with Stratus.
 We have confidence that
the packaging of our solution with Stratus' fault-tolerant products
will meet the IT needs of customers across a broad set of industries,
including healthcare. SCSK, as a global IT services company, is
building a robust partnership with Stratus that will contribute to
solving our customers' business issues and create new added value." 
About Stratus Technologies
 Stratus Technologies is the leading
provider of infrastructure based solutions that keep applications
running continuously in today's always-on world. Stratus enables
rapid deployment of always-on infrastructures, from enterprise
servers to clouds, without any changes to applications. Stratus'
flexible solutions -- software, platform and services -- prevent
downtime before it occurs and ensure uninterrupted performance of
essential business operations.  
Media Contact:  
Sally Bate
Director, Corporate & Marketing Communications
Stratus Technologies
+1 978-461-7518 
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