Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom — January, 30th, 2014
C24 Ltd, the hosting applications specialists today announced it has attained the Gold Hosting competency, demonstrating a “best-in-class” ability and commitment to meet Microsoft Corp. customers’ evolving needs in today’s dynamic business environment and distinguishing itself within the top 1 percent of Microsoft’s partner ecosystem.
To earn a Microsoft gold competency, partners must successfully complete exams (resulting in Microsoft Certified Professionals) to prove their level of technology expertise, and then designate these certified professionals uniquely to one Microsoft competency, ensuring a certain level of staffing capacity. They also must submit customer references that demonstrate successful projects (along with implementing a yearly customer satisfaction study), meet a revenue commitment (for most gold competencies), and pass technology and/or sales assessments.
C24 are specialists in the delivery of business critical applications from private ‘cloud’ infrastructures, all managed from two of the UKs most secure and private data centres. They pride themselves on “delivering simplicity from the controlled management of complexity” all by offering a client focused boutique business approach.
The business is UK centric however, due to their skill sets and client base they currently delivers business critical applications to over 107 countries across the globe. Access to this type of knowledge allows clients to benefit from a true managed service from a dynamic provider with both UK and internationally experience.
C24 operate a multi-line business operation that is built around the core application hosting/delivery and managed services functions. The solutions offered include: disaster recovery, online backup, DDoS mitigation, network installation and consultancy, data management and support and business intelligence. This multi-line approach enables C24 to offer best of breed solutions from leading industry vendors to address your businesses hosting and/or managed services requirements.
Paul Hemming, MD C24 Ltd stated “We are continually striving to be the best we can be and investments in people, clients and technology has seen C24 grow quickly but in a controlled way. The success of the business is underpinned by our ingrained expertise around the delivery and management of critical business applications at speed.”
Hemming continued “The Gold Hosting competency from Microsoft highlights our expertise in and commitment to today’s technology market and demonstrates our deep knowledge of Microsoft and its products.”
“By achieving a gold competency, partners have demonstrated the highest, most consistent capability and commitment to the latest Microsoft technology,” said Phil Sorgen, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. “These partners have a deep expertise that puts them in the top 1 percent of our partner ecosystem, and their proficiency will help customers drive innovative solutions on the latest Microsoft technology.”
Attaining the Hosting competency is exclusively for partners that specialize in hosting solutions and maintain their own datacenters or act as a reseller or agency of services hosted by Microsoft, providing agreed-upon service levels and customized hosted offerings and consulting for common customer scenarios. Equipped with exclusive training, the latest software and support, partners help customers offset the cost of maintaining critical business applications with scalable hosting solutions.
The Microsoft Partner Network helps partners strengthen their capabilities to showcase leadership in the marketplace on the latest technology, to better serve customers and, with 640,000 Microsoft partners in their ecosystem, to easily connect with one of the most active, diverse networks in the world.
C24 are one of the UK’s leading privately owned specialist hosting managed service providers. Working with some of the UK’s leading business we manage, secure and deliver critical business applications to over 100 countries globally. The solutions we offer vary but range from traditional email hosting through, secure back-up to the managed hosting of business critical ERP, business productivity applications and high availability disaster recovery.
Our investment in technology has seen us develop numerous private cloud based solution for UK, European and Global clients.
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