Vital Technology Group, the Wetherby-based provider of business IT services, has had its Microsoft Gold Partner status renewed, further strengthening its standing as a leading supply of small and midmarket cloud solutions.
The award recognises Vital’s proficiency as a principal provider of secure, scalable IT solutions using Microsoft’s Azure platform, which is an ever-expanding set of cloud services that helps organisations to meet their business challenges.
Lee Evans, managing director of Vital Technology Group, said:
We’re all hugely delighted to have had our Microsoft Gold Partner status renewed for our work with their cloud services.
To achieve having our Partner status renewed wasn’t just a box ticking exercise; the whole company has had to prove its technical expertise and capability just as we did when we were originally awarded the accolade.
We have had to undergo a series of specific examinations and assessments as well as submitting customer references to demonstrate that the projects we have carried out for clients have met their expectations and requirements.
Azure is a cloud computing service created by Microsoft for building, testing, deploying and managing applications and services through a global network of Microsoft-managed data centres.
It provides software as a service (SaaS), platform as a service (PaaS) and infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and supports many different programming languages, tools and frameworks, including both Microsoft-specific and third-party software and systems.
Vital Technology Group were pioneers of the managed services support model for SMEs more than a decade ago which has helped businesses to better manage their on-premise technology.
This recognition demonstrates that we are successfully adapting our business to stay at the forefront of our industry again, which is now being led by cloud services.
We share a philosophy with Microsoft to do what we can to empower every person and organisation we work with to achieve more through technology, and our partnership is key to this.
Microsoft’s Azure now has more than 600 services, which is the largest portfolio in the IT industry; while 90 per cent of Fortune 500 companies deploy it and around 120,000 new customers currently sign up every month.
Earlier in July the parent company of Asda, US retailer Walmart, and Microsoft team up for five-year strategic cloud deal, with machine learning and artificial intelligence as a key focus.