Cloud Direct recognised as an Azure Expert MSP for the second year running

Cloud Direct is proud to be recognised as a Microsoft Azure Expert Managed Service Provider (MSP) for the second year running. Cloud Direct has not only passed its second annual audit but is one of the first Azure Experts to successfully re-audit.

The Azure Expert MSP programme was set up in 2018 by Microsoft to promote only the most capable and experienced partners. Among the 30,000 partners delivering Microsoft solutions worldwide fewer than 50 have achieved this standard. So being one of them is a huge achievement. In fact, it puts us in the top 0.07% of Microsoft partners globally.

Brett Raynes, Cloud Direct Chief Executive Officer, says:

“The Microsoft Azure Expert MSP program is one we are immensely proud to be part of. For our customers, it provides the confidence that Microsoft has done the due-diligence for them. By working with a Microsoft Azure Expert MSP, that is independently audited and accredited by Microsoft, they know they are working with a partner that provides the security, governance and optimisation required for a successful Azure project.”

In June, the Cloud Direct team spent time with an external auditor as part of the vigorous annual audit. This is a chance for Cloud Direct to show how it’s meeting the ongoing requirements to keep up with the ever-evolving technology standards. But it didn’t stop there. Cloud Direct had to demonstrate their skills, customer successes and the ability to deliver Microsoft Azure managed service offerings at scale. This includes skills to migrate and support infrastructure, data and applications in Microsoft Azure.

But what does being an Azure Expert MSP mean for our customers?

We’ve always been about empowering businesses to achieve ‘Fearless Growth’. We want to help ambitious organisations adopt the cloud and reap all its benefits. As an Azure Expert MSP, we can do so much more for you.

  • Better service. It’s simple, really: when you work with an expert, you get expert-level service. Microsoft has made it easier to verify the best partners by awarding this rigorous accreditation to a select few top performing partners. Every service that we offer, every customer interaction, is held to a higher standard. We love raising the bar because it makes us up our game and hop right over it.
  • Broader offerings. Whatever your business needs, we can deliver it. Keen on IaaS, PaaS or SaaS? We can advise you. Ready to adopt mobile working or the Internet of Things? We know all about it. Need help with app migration, security or compliance? We have experts in all areas.
  • Closer partnerships. Being one of the few Azure Expert MSPs in the UK brings us much closer to Microsoft. Our already close partnership is now much stronger, and all the benefits that come our way get passed directly on to you, our customers. Picture this: Microsoft’s capabilities and software paired with our expertise and skills, all working to better your business. The possibilities are endless.

Gavriella Schuster, Corporate Vice President, One Commercial Partner at Microsoft Corp, says:

“We are pleased to recognize Cloud Direct as an Azure Expert MSP. This new recognition offers our customers certainty that an organization provides excellent services on Azure.”

Cloud Direct is focused on helping businesses achieve their growth goals through the adoption and optimisation of the Microsoft Cloud. Leading the industry as one of the first Azure Expert MSPs to pass the annual audit for the second year running. This is key to helping our customers have the confidence that they can achieve their business objectives with us.

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