SHI elevates Azure Expert MSP status
Demonstrating SHI's ability to deliver solutions and services across complex environments for customers.
SHI International, one of the world’s largest technology solutions providers, reaffirmed its Azure Expert MSP status in a rigorous third-party progress audit. After being recognized by Microsoft with the Azure Expert credential in 2020, this recent progress audit raised by bar by introducing new levels of criteria that needed to be met in order for SHI to maintain its Azure expertise.
To be acknowledged with the Azure Expert MSP status, Microsoft partners need to meet a set of strict requirements to confirm that they have the talent, technology, and services to guide customers in their cloud journey. This year, new criteria has been introduced, including maturity of practice and development of a Cloud Center of Excellence (CCoE), use of cutting-edge technology, and alignment to Microsoft methodology.
“With digital transformation and pressure for businesses to accelerate moving to the cloud, we’ve transcended our tools and processes to ensure every customer has a seamless transition,” said Cory Peters, AVP – Cloud & MSP – Advanced Solutions Group at SHI. “Our technical acumen, operational excellence, and evolution of our capabilities puts us in a unique position to be able to deliver solutions and services across complex environments for our customers.”
SHI offers multiple options for supporting or managing organizations’ Azure infrastructure. Services include a planning assessment, cost comparison, cloud adoption, and various options for organizations pursuing hybrid cloud, a data center lift and shift, and cloud backup and disaster recovery in the Azure cloud.
“This certification is an important milestone that confirms SHI’s technical knowledge, cloud skills and commitment to the Microsoft Azure platform,” said Thai Lee, President and CEO of SHI International. “It also demonstrates proven customer success and recognizes our direct engagement to Microsoft Support and Engineering groups.”
SHI’s professional support services deliver cloud architect expertise to organizations in need of technical support for design or issue resolution. The service includes a designated technical account manager for Azure customers and annual cloud architecture reviews to ensure best practices are in place.
For organizations looking for additional support, SHI’s Azure managed services can handle backups, monitoring, and day-to-day management of a customer’s environment. The service includes professional support as well as best practice configuration of Azure services, patch management, and deployment of new infrastructure.
Learn more about SHI’s Azure services.