Private cloud hosting provider Project Hosts, a company headquartered in Conneautville, PA, has attained a Gold Hosting competency. In addition to this Gold Hosting competency, Project Hosts already has a Gold Project and Portfolio Management competency.
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.
Microsoft Gold Hosting partners also must submit customer references that demonstrate successful projects (along with implementing a yearly customer satisfaction study), meet a revenue commitment (for most gold competencies), and pass technology and/or sales assessments.
Project Hosts delivers custom private cloud hosting and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions that provide dedicated infrastructure with the customized security, applications and real-time reporting.
As a provider of Microsoft Project Server, Dynamics CRM and SharePoint solutions,
Project Hosts has launched several initiatives to meet the demand for a new generation of cloud-based solutions. These include:
- Custom (Private) Clouds – PPM Custom Clouds, CRM Custom Clouds and SharePoint Custom Clouds that are built on dedicated infrastructure onto which partner-based solutions, custom code and advanced applications can be added. Project Hosts’ Custom Cloud environments deliver a dedicated environment, real-time business intelligence and reporting, specialized security and advanced applications integration.
- FedRAMP Clouds – FedRAMP-authorized private clouds for Microsoft Project Server, Dynamics CRM and SharePoint solutions. Project Hosts is fully compliant with FedRAMP and is just awaiting its official authorization.
- Hybrid Clouds – Solutions that offer a high degree of integration between on-site or cloud hosting-based resources. One example of this is the company’s SSRS Report Enabler for Project Online that enables Office 365 customers to create business intelligence reports using Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS). This service integrates Microsoft’s public, multi-tenant Project Online cloud with Project Hosts’ SSRS Custom cloud hosting services.
“The Gold Hosting competency is yet another example of our leadership position within Microsoft’s cloud ecosystem and our commitment to delivering best-in-class cloud hosting services for Microsoft solutions,” said Scott Chapman, CEO and Co-Founder of Project Hosts. “In addition to Microsoft competencies, our private cloud solutions are also certified by other industry agencies such as the ISO, SSAE and soon by the U.S. Government FedRAMP authority.”