DataArt received a Gold Cloud Platform Competency certification from Microsoft. This sixth Gold certification adds to DataArt’s growing list of Microsoft certifications alongside Gold competencies in Business Intelligence, Collaboration & Content, Application Development, Application Integration, and Mobility Solutions as well as a Silver Midmarket Solution Provider Competency.
The Gold level is the highest Microsoft partner level and a recognition by Microsoft of DataArt’s expertise in building, integrating, and extending solutions to the cloud on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. The requirements to obtain the Gold competency are rigorous and include technical certifications, Azure sales within the last 12 months and customer references. Given exclusively to top partners, the distinction validates DataArt as a trusted advisor for customers who want to take full advantage of Microsoft Cloud Solutions and allows DataArt to join yet another elite tier of Microsoft Partners.
As a Gold partner, DataArt can rely on comprehensive, in-depth technical support from Microsoft’s cloud specialists. This maximizes security and minimizes set-up and maintenance expenditure on cloud – based software for DataArt’s clients.
“Microsoft Gold Cloud Platform Competency allows DataArt to ensure that our clients maximize the value of the cloud,” said Igor Ilunin, SVP, IOT/M2M Practice “Clients will benefit from our close relationship with the Microsoft team and our deep understanding of Microsoft technology in deploying tailor-made cloud solutions that increase productivity and profitability, reduce operational costs and time to market.”
Stas Sultanov, the leader of DataArt’s Cloud Competency said: “Now, as never before, cloud technologies allow an important transition from development of solutions to their assembly.”
“By achieving a Gold competency, partners have demonstrated the highest, most consistent capability and commitment to the latest Microsoft technology. These partners have a deep expertise that puts them at the top of our partner ecosystem, and their proficiency will help customers drive innovative solutions,” said Gavriella Schuster, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp.
DataArt’s Microsoft Competencies Include:
Gold: Cloud Platform
Demonstrates DataArt’s expertise in building and migrating flexible, scalable and fault tolerant cloud-native and hybrid solutions using Microsoft Azure cloud.
Gold: Business Intelligence
Recognizes DataArt’s ability to identify and deliver powerful business intelligence (BI) solutions that can accommodate the full spectrum of reporting and analysis requirements.
Gold: Collaboration & Content
Demonstrates DataArt’s ability to provide solutions that connect teams, improve access to information, and increase customer productivity.
Gold: Application Development
Recognizes DataArt’s ability to leverage Windows Server and Windows 8 operating systems, Windows Azure platform, Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 development system, and emerging cloud-based and web business models for clients.
Gold: Application Integration
Proves DataArt’s skills and expertise in building solutions around Microsoft BizTalk Server, Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services, and Microsoft .NET
Demonstrates DataArt’s ability to deliver solutions that seamlessly integrate with customers’ current IT infrastructures and such areas as their Microsoft technologies, including Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft SharePoint.
Silver: Midmarket Solution Provider
Demonstrates DataArt’s expertise in providing critical infrastructure solutions, based on the most current Microsoft desktop, business-management, and server technologies, that are tailored to help midmarket businesses with their unique challenges.