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Umbrellar earns Microsoft Silver Cloud Platform competency

Umbrellar earns Microsoft Silver Cloud Platform competency
Award reinforces Umbrellar’s commitment to championing NZ business digital transformation and innovation through the cloud.

AUCKLAND, New Zealand – Monday July 24, 2017 – Umbrellar® has achieved Microsoft Silver Cloud Platform competency, designed for partners to capitalise on the growing demand for infrastructure and software as a service (SaaS) solutions built on Microsoft Azure.

“Earning this competency is one of the milestones Umbrellar has committed to on our path to become a stronger enabler of New Zealand businesses leveraging the cloud to compete successfully in the digital economy,” said Michael Foley, Chief Executive for Umbrellar Cloud Hosting. “The Silver Cloud Platform recognition from our partner Microsoft reflects our commitment to keeping our skills and capabilities in front of the digital transformation wave.”

“Becoming a Microsoft Silver Partner indicates the intent Umbrellar has for our people, and how we serve our customers,” said David Howden, Head of Cloud, Product & Partners for Umbrellar. “This achievement comes on the back of being awarded, at the 2016 Veeam ANZ ProPartner Awards, the Cloud & Service Provider of the Year - New Zealand. At Umbrellar we are building our maximum capability and firming up our partnership with Microsoft by seeking the accreditations we need to be a trusted partner to our customers for Microsoft. We aim to embed digital transformation right at the core of every customer conversation and tangibly demonstrate the power of the Microsoft ecosystem for their business.”

The Microsoft Silver Cloud Platform Competency showcases Umbrellar’s expertise in and commitment to today’s technology market and demonstrates its deep knowledge of Microsoft and its products,” said Phil Goldie, OCP & SMC Director, Microsoft New Zealand. “By achieving a silver competency, Umbrellar has proven its commitment and expertise in specific technology areas, which places it among a small percentage of Microsoft partners in New Zealand. Umbrellar achieved this competency by demonstrating levels of spend, skill, knowledge and customer references confirming to Microsoft that the business does what they say they will. From the customers’ perspective, this achievement confirms Umbrellar as a credible Microsoft professional.”

About Umbrellar

Umbrellar® is New Zealand’s largest domain name and web hosting company with over 19 years empowering the New Zealand tech and business community. Established in 1997 and rebranded in 2015 Umbrellar has datacenters in Auckland, Christchurch and Sydney. Umbrellar's team of 90 dedicated experts look after 85,000 customers, ranging from NZ SME’s to marketing agencies, web developers through to large enterprises.
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