News February 5, 2018

Connectria Achieves a Microsoft Gold Cloud Platform Competency

Connectria demonstrates best-in-class capability and market leadership through demonstrated technology success and customer commitment.

St. Louis, MO, USA — February 5, 2018 — Connectria, a global cloud service provider and founder of the No Jerks Allowed® movement, today announced it has attained a gold cloud platform competency, demonstrating a “best-in-class” ability and commitment to meet Microsoft Corp. customers’ evolving needs in today’s mobile-first, cloud-first world and distinguishing itself within Microsoft’s partner ecosystem.

To earn a Microsoft gold competency, partners must successfully complete exams (resulting in Microsoft Certified Professionals) to prove their level of technology expertise, and then designate these certified professionals uniquely to one Microsoft competency, ensuring a certain level of staffing capacity. They also must submit customer references that demonstrate successful projects, meet a performance (revenue and or consumption/usage) commitment (for most gold competencies), and pass technology and/or sales assessments.

“Achieving the Microsoft Gold Cloud Competency demonstrates our technical expertise and continued investment in Microsoft technologies including Azure,” said Dustin Mathews, Associate VP of Technical Operations at Connectria. “We continue to drive customer success on the Azure platform by delivering a comprehensive suite of managed services to support our customers’ Azure environments.”

“By achieving a Gold competency, partners have demonstrated the highest, most consistent capability and commitment to the latest Microsoft technology,” said Gavriella Schuster, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. “These partners have a deep expertise that puts them in the top of our partner ecosystem, and their proficiency will help customers drive innovative solutions.”

The Cloud Platform competency is designed for partners to capitalize on the growing demand for infrastructure and software as a service (SaaS) solutions built on Microsoft Azure. Differentiate your company with the Cloud Platform competency, and you will be eligible for Signature Cloud Support, Azure deployment planning services, Azure sponsored credit, direct partner support, eligibility to deploy certain on-premises, internal use software on Microsoft Azure, and access to the cloud platform roadmap.

The Microsoft Partner Network helps partners strengthen their capabilities to showcase leadership in the marketplace on the latest technology, to better serve customers and to easily connect with one of the most active, diverse networks in the world.

As a member of the Microsoft Partner Network, Connectria’s engineers help clients of all sizes to implement, manage and support their Azure environments. Connectria’s TRIA for Azure Managed Services includes 24/7 Azure Performance Monitoring and Support, 24/7 Azure Security Monitoring and Compliance and Azure Cost Optimization.

About Connectria
Since 1996, Connectria has provided award-winning ccloud hosting, remote monitoring and cloud security for customers in over 35 countries worldwide. At the core of Connectria is our No Jerks Allowed® company philosophy. As The Jerk Free Company®, we’ve established a unique culture where every individual goes “the extra mile” to take care of our customers. Being The Jerk Free Company® extends beyond our people too. We make it easy to do business with us through flexible terms, scalable solutions and straight-forward pricing to serve the hosting needs of large and small organizations alike.

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