Microsoft recognises Claranet as an Azure Expert MSP

Claranet recognised by Microsoft’s MSP program for demonstrating excellence in delivery, technical expertise, and experience of the Azure cloud ecosystem.

Claranet has been recognised for its expertise in consulting, implementing, and operating cloud solutions by Microsoft, becoming one of just 32 global launch partners to achieve this status. Securing the Azure Expert MSP accreditation confirms Claranet’s high level of expertise and knowledge of Azure cloud services as well as its ability to support customers in their unique innovation and digital transformation projects.

The certification program was created by Microsoft to reward partners who can meet a demanding set of criteria by demonstrating their excellence in delivery on a consistent basis. This includes an independent audit of their managed services, processes, and technologies, with only the most loyal and experienced partners being rewarded with the Azure Expert MSP badge.

The audit focuses on a wide range of key criteria and specialities that must be mastered by the MSP in a cloud environment, including: overall knowledge of Azure services; good cloud security practices; excellence in architectural design and application code adaptation; exploitation of platforms in scalable environments and cost containment.

Frédéric Atlan, Group Business & Partner Development Manager at Claranet, said:

Over the last few years there has been a rapid increase in the number of businesses migrating their in-house legacy technology and infrastructure to a public, private, or hybrid cloud service provider. In order for these transformations to be successful, organisations need to be supported and guided by partners with proven knowledge and experience of the cloud. The Azure public cloud, for example, has its own unique features and at Claranet we have known for a long time that following traditional methods are no longer suitable for this type of service".

We now operate specifically on Azure using the best of the platform, including all advanced services, and this is an opportunity to collaborate with Microsoft further by bringing all of our cloud-based tools into compliance with their platform. When delivering critical services just having technical expertise is not enough, so it is vital that all associated processes and workflows are mastered to give the most effective support to customers".

Gavriella Schuster, corporate vice president, One Commercial Partner, Microsoft Corp, added:

We are delighted to name Claranet as an Azure Expert MSP. Claranet has extensive experience in supporting its customers in the cloud by embracing a methodical and innovative approach, meaning they are fully deserving of this new status".