Intercept recognized as Microsoft Azure Expert Managed Service Provider again!
Intercept is one of only a few companies that participate in the Microsoft Azure Expert Managed Service Provider (MSP) program. The program rewards only organizations designated as the most experienced with Microsoft Azure.
We did it again! Since July 2018 we have been part of the Microsoft Azure Expert Managed Service Provider program. This was (and still is) a huge honor. To maintain this status there is a heavy audit that needs be completed annually. And we succeeded!
What exactly is an Azure Expert Managed Service Provider?
Companies that are recognized as Azure Expert MSP can provide business solutions on a large scale and in complex situations on Azure. Inclusion in the Microsoft Azure Expert MSP program is awarded to partners that meet a stringent set of requirements, including verified proof of excellence in customer delivery and technical expertise, and the successful completion of an independent audit of their managed services, people, processes, and technologies. Only the most high-fidelity cloud managed service providers are awarded the Azure Expert MSP badge, intended to give customers confidence when selecting a partner to help them meet their digital transformation goals.
“We are obviously very excited we’ve been recognized again. That we have come through the tough audit is the ultimate confirmation of the many hours we put into Microsoft Azure and the knowledge and experience we have gained as a result," CEO Job Verhagen, Intercept.
What does the status mean for our customers?
We are very excited about the recognition as an Azure Expert MSP, which distinguishes us from other Azure Partners. We notice that customers are moving to the public cloud faster and faster and the demand for the partners with an expert level understanding of Azure is increasing rapidly. The status is intended to give customers confidence in selecting a partner to achieve their goals in digital transformation and add value to their solutions and business by using Azure. But there are more advantages:
This status enables us to be involved in exclusive events and presentations from Microsoft, so we always know the newest and latest technologies of Azure.
We do not only help our customers to Azure, we also guide them during this process. We do this by guiding the customer through their digital transformation journey through the: Lift & shift, from IaaS to PaaS and application transformation. So we help throughout the entire process and through the Azure Expert MSP and Azure Management Elite Partner status we can switch directly to Microsoft Engineers about customer cases.
Investments by Microsoft
Azure Expert MSP is not only a recognition of Intercept's knowledge and expertise, but it can also count on additional support from Microsoft. Support that benefits Intercept's customers.
Gavriella Schuster, corporate vice president, One Commercial Partner (OCP), Microsoft Corp. said, “Partners play a central role in Microsoft’s vision to support companies in their digital transformation projects. Intercept has invested in building deep Microsoft Azure knowledge and services and we are pleased to recognize it as a Microsoft Azure Expert Managed Service Provider.”