The leading provider of managed IT services and digital transformation consulting – Lunavi, was recently certified as Microsoft’s Azure Expert Managed Service Provider (MSP) for the second consecutive year.
The certification stands as the highest distinction Microsoft Partners can achieve for Azure.
It is awarded to only a few highly select set of partners who have the demonstrated expertise and capabilities to help their customers take full advantage of the Microsoft Azure suite.
Lunavi is only one of approximately 85 partners worldwide to earn this distinction.
The Azure Expert MSP certification, created in 2018, distinguishes service providers that have demonstrated expertise in transitioning operations to the cloud, ensuring information security, and modernizing applications.
The process for certification audit measures managed services capabilities including the staff aptitude, documentation, customer support process, customer-based evidence, and system architecture design.
According to Microsoft, when organizations see the Azure Expert MSP logo, they can be confident that the provider is among the most capable and highly skilled Azure providers in the world. Whether you are working on modernizing apps, entire datacenter footprints, or hybrid cloud environments, Azure Expert MSPs have proven capabilities to help navigate an enterprise through its unique IT journey.
According to Gartner, demand for public cloud infrastructure professional and managed service providers (MSPs) remains strong as organizations seek support in initiating, scaling, and sustaining cloud adoption. Enterprise technology leaders can benefit from selecting a managed service provider with capabilities aligned to maximize business value throughout the adoption process. Lunavi, for example, provides proprietary implementation guidance that utilizes an Agile approach to delivery to streamline migration and fast-track time to value by enhancing current outcomes and accelerating innovation.
Over the past several years, Lunavi has steadily expanded its IT and digital transformation services to fully support customers at every stage of their digital transformation journeys.
In addition to its Azure Expert MSP status, the company holds 13 Microsoft Gold competencies and has quadrupled its Microsoft certifications over the last three years to 55. These distinctions translate into added value for customers by ensuring they have ready access to knowledgeable, experienced experts who can help them navigate and leverage resources from across the vast Microsoft solution landscape. The hundreds of employee hours required to pass specific certification and exam requirements, as well as partner support and performance thresholds, represent a significant investment by Lunavi to continuously provide customers with the enhanced expertise, end-to-end capabilities and additional support and training that is exclusive to Azure Expert MSPs. Lunavi is also a Microsoft Gold Partner and VMWare Cloud Verified partner.
“The audit required to become a Microsoft Azure Expert MSP is intensive. It provides our team with the opportunity to showcase our proficiencies in IT modernization, cloud migration, and information security while supporting critical legacy enterprise applications within Azure,” said Lunavi CTO Thomas Burns. “We are honored to be working with Microsoft to help companies embrace cloud technology, grow their businesses, and thrive in 2021.”