Technology, data and design company Solita has been awarded the rare recognition of the Microsoft Azure Expert Managed Services Provider (MSP) certificate of its Microsoft Azure cloud technology expertise. This recognition sees Solita accepted into the Azure Expert Managed Services Provider partner programme.
Only companies that can pass a multi-stage audit process, including evaluation by an external auditor, are selected for Microsoft’s global Azure MSP partnership programme. There are less than a 100 companies worldwide who have received the certification, and only a few operating in the Nordics.
The Microsoft programme helps customers find the best Microsoft Azure partners in different markets. For Solita, it is an opportunity to further accelerate the development and growth of cloud business and services. Cloud services are currently Solita’s fastest-growing business area in the Nordic countries.
Solita has received recognition for its cloud excellence also from Amazon Web Services when it was approved for the AWS Managed Service Provider partnership programme in 2018.
“I’m proud of our team, whose cloud expertise has received exceptional recognition from both Microsoft and AWS. Companies are already widely utilising cloud services in their business activities. This emphasises the importance of effectively managing cloud environments with multiple providers. We wish to provide our customers with world-class expertise to support their journey to the cloud and help companies build modern operating models for cloud service management,” said Jari Jolula, Director of Solita’s cloud services.
Solita is continuously developing solutions for the management and automation of cloud services. Last autumn, Solita launched its CloudBloxTM service solution, which helps customers manage complex multi-provider cloud environments, including their capacity, costs, information security, operation and development. Through closer cooperation in Microsoft Azure, Solita seeks to develop automated services that are compatible with Microsoft’s Azure management model (Cloud Adoption Framework, CAF).
“Partners who have reached the Azure Expert MSP level have demonstrated their ability to support customers on their digitalisation journey with high quality and strong experience. It is great to see that Solita has shown its capabilities as a very strong Azure partner”, commented Antti Alila, Azure business lead, Microsoft Oy.
Solita’s Microsoft Azure cloud services are used by the Finnish Savings Bank, Ponsse and Amer Sports (Suunto), among others.
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