VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada – June 8, 2016 – Softlanding today announced it has attained Microsoft's Gold Cloud Platform competency demonstrating their commitment to delivering clients "best-in-class" cloud assistance with their Microsoft Cloud, Hybrid and traditional on-premises requirements.
Achieving Gold Cloud Platform demonstrates deep ability and commitment to solutions built on Microsoft Azure. To earn a Microsoft Gold Level competency, partners must dedicate four certified consultants to each Gold Competency, as well as obtain five specifically relevant client references, perform client satisfaction surveys and commit to Microsoft mandated revenue targets. Achieving multiple Gold Competencies represents a significant investment as a consulting organization and is indicative of the Softlanding's ongoing commitment and depth of experience in Cloud Solutions.
This announcement marks a significant leverage for Softlanding as a Microsoft Cloud Accelerate Partner. In addition to their existing Gold Cloud Productivity and Gold Datacenter competencies, Softlanding now holds three Gold Cloud Competencies, uniquely positioning themselves as the go-to Canadian Cloud Partner.
"Achieving Gold Cloud Platform Competency reflects our deep-rooted core value of continuous improvement in evolving with today's technology landscape" - Shaun Roberts, President, Softlanding. "As a Cloud Accelerate Partner with three gold cloud competencies, we plan to continue to help drive partners and customers' success by delivering proven technology solutions that empower clients to be more productive in today's mobile-first, cloud-first world."
"By achieving a gold competency, organizations have proven their expertise in specific technology areas, placing them among the top 1 percent of Microsoft partners worldwide," - Phil Sorgen, Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. "When customers look for an IT partner to meet their business challenges, choosing a company that has attained Microsoft competencies is a smart move. These are highly qualified professionals with access to Microsoft technical support and product teams."
Softlanding is working together alongside Microsoft to deliver cloud-based solutions that increase productivity from the datacenter on out to end business-users. Integrating Azure-based solutions such as Azure Site Recovery, Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) and Operations Management Suite (OMS), Softlanding has been able to drive customer success by delivering proven technology solutions alongside Microsoft. With more than 50% of Fortune 500 companies using Microsoft Azure, the Microsoft Cloud Platform competency can help partners take advantage of the growing demand for infrastructure and software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions in Microsoft Azure.
Founded in 2000, Softlanding helps organizations be their best by providing technology solutions and services that make them more productive. Areas of specialty include end-to-end SharePoint services, Microsoft Enterprise Infrastructure and Managed IT Services. As a recognized leader in empowering enterprises with solutions and services built on the Microsoft Cloud and on-premises platforms, Softlanding is proud to be named Microsoft 2017 IMPACT Awards Enterprise Cloud Platform Innovation Partner of the Year.