Codec First Irish-Owned Technology Company to Certify as Azure Expert MSP

Published by: Sinead Woods
Published date: 5th Jan 2021
Categories: Awards Azure Company News

Codec are delighted to announce that we are the first indigenous Irish company to have attained membership of the Microsoft Azure Expert Managed Service Provider (MSP) program.

The Azure Expert Managed Service Provider (MSP) program is a new global initiative from Microsoft to highlight and promote only the most capable partners. Partners need to validate their skills, their customer success, and have an ability to scale as well as a commitment to providing next-generation managed service offerings.

The requirements to become an Azure Expert MSP are the most stringent of any Microsoft program. Codec underwent a rigorous audit by an independent third party to assess our ability to offer managed services of complex Azure environments which included our people, processes and technology.

Commenting on the achievement of this accreditation, Stephen Black, Practice Director said “We are incredibly proud of this hugely significant milestone in our 35 year history; validating that we have the talent, technology, and services to guide customers in their cloud journey as well as extending new benefits to customers. In this global pandemic with the demands to go digital and cloud, Ireland now has a local expert” he added.

“As organisations rapidly adapt to the challenges of the hybrid workplace,” said Aisling Curtis, commercial director of Microsoft Ireland “Codec’s specialised cloud services will be key to helping Irish organisations digitally transform.”

Aside from the validation that comes from the badge itself, there are a couple of key values Codec can now bring to customers thanks to achieving this certification
• Access to Microsoft programs to expedite customer Azure Migration journeys
• Access to Microsoft Azure engineering teams

About the Azure Expert MSP Program 

As customers move to the public cloud with increasing pace, they need partners with a deep level of cloud expertise and experience to guide them. Inclusion in the Microsoft Azure Expert MSP program is awarded to partners that meet a stringent set of requirements, including verified proof of excellence in customer delivery, and technical expertise, and the successful completion of an independent audit of their managed services, people, processes, and technologies. Only the most high- fidelity cloud managed service providers are awarded the Azure Expert MSP badge, intended to give customers confidence when selecting a partner to help them meet their digital transformation goals.