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In a rigorous third-party progress audit, SHI International, one of the world’s top ICT solutions providers headquartered in the U.S. with over 5,000 employees globally, has renewed its Azure Expert MSP certification. After being awarded the Azure Expert designation by Microsoft in 2020, this subsequent progress audit increased the bar by requiring SHI to meet higher sets of criteria in order to maintain its Azure cloud knowledge.
Microsoft partners must achieve a series of tough requirements to be recognized as Azure Expert MSPs, demonstrating that they have the expertise, technology, and services to help customers through their cloud journeys.
New criteria were included this year, including practice maturity and the creation of a Cloud Center of Excellence (CCoE), the utilization of cutting-edge technology, and alignment with Microsoft methodology.
“With digital transformation and pressure for businesses to accelerate moving to the cloud, we’ve transcended our tools and processes to ensure every customer has a seamless transition,” said Cory Peters, AVP – Cloud & MSP – Advanced Solutions Group at SHI International. “Our technical acumen, operational excellence, and evolution of our capabilities puts us in a unique position to be able to deliver solutions and services across complex environments for our customers.”
Azure Cloud Options
SHI International provides a variety of Microsoft Azure infrastructure support and management services. For organizations pursuing hybrid cloud, a data center lift and shift, and cloud backup and disaster recovery in the Azure cloud, services include a planning assessment, cost comparison, cloud adoption, and various options for organizations pursuing hybrid cloud, a data center lift and shift, and cloud backup and disaster recovery in the Azure cloud.
“This certification is an important milestone that confirms SHI’s technical knowledge, cloud skills and commitment to the Microsoft Azure platform,” said Thai Lee, President and CEO of SHI International. “It also demonstrates proven customer success and recognizes our direct engagement to Microsoft Support and Engineering groups.”
Azure Managed Services
SHI International’s professional support services provide cloud architect experience to companies in need of design or issue resolution assistance. For Azure clients, the service includes a dedicated technical account manager as well as annual cloud architecture evaluations to ensure best practices are followed.
SHI’s Azure managed services can handle backups, monitoring, and day-to-day maintenance of a customer’s environment for enterprises that need extra help. Professional support, as well as best practice Azure service configuration, patch management, and new infrastructure deployment are all included in the subscription.