BATH, England, July 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --
UK Microsoft partner, Cloud Direct, is named one of the first Microsoft Azure Expert Managed Service Providers (MSP) globally. Microsoft has launched a new level of accreditation to recognise the top Microsoft Azure partners in the world.
The Azure Expert MSP program is a new global initiative from Microsoft to highlight and promote the most capable partners and to make their services and expertise discoverable. The program was launched by Microsoft on 12 July 2018 and there are just 32 accredited partners globally.
Cloud Direct promises its customers 'Fearless Growth'; helping ambitious organisations use, adopt and benefit from the latest technologies, safely.
As enterprises move more services to the cloud, they need to be secure, deliver the performance their organisation needs, and ensure costs are controlled. The Azure Expert MSP program was developed to identify Microsoft partners with the proven capability to meet these requirements. Invited by Microsoft to join this expert level program and support Azure managed services, Cloud Direct is one of only a handful of Gold Cloud Platform partners in the UK to reach this standard.
As customers move to the public cloud with increasing pace, they need partners with a deep level of cloud expertise and experience to guide them. Inclusion in the Azure Expert MSP program is awarded to partners that meet a stringent set of requirements, including verified proof of excellence in customer delivery and technical expertise, and the successful completion of an independent audit of their managed services, people, processes, and technologies. Only the most high-fidelity cloud managed service providers are awarded the Azure Expert MSP badge, intended to give customers confidence when selecting a partner to help them meet their digital transformation goals.
"For our business to realise the benefits of Microsoft Azure, we needed the security of a supplier who can guide us along our cloud journey. Cloud Direct's Azure managed services have allowed us to focus on delivering outcomes for the business, not managing infrastructure" - Jason Moon, Head of IT, Simarco International Ltd
"I am delighted to be one of the first Microsoft partners globally to receive the recognition - it's a stunning endorsement of what we offer our customers. It means they can have the confidence to make more use of the cloud technologies that will help them grow" - Brett Raynes, CEO, Cloud Direct
Gavriella Schuster, Corporate Vice President, One Commercial Partner at Microsoft Corp. said, "We are pleased to recognize CloudDirect as an Azure Expert MSP. This new recognition offers our customers certainty that an organization provides excellent services on Azure."
About Cloud Direct
We're for the disruptors. The movers and shakers. The change makers. The ones who understand that bravery doesn't mean recklessness. And that safe and affordable can ignite growth.
With over 4000 cloud migrations under our belt, it's safe to say that by now, we've really got this thing down. Equal parts passion and good old-fashioned hard work has allowed us to enjoy continuous, organic profits - year on year - since 2003.
Read more about our Azure Expert MSP services at www.clouddirect.net/azure-expert-msp