August 10, 2021

Data#3 leads the way with Microsoft certifications and advanced specialisations

August 10, 2021; Brisbane, Australia: Leading Australian technology services and solutions provider, Data#3, today announced that it has successfully renewed its Microsoft Azure Expert Managed Services Provider (MSP) certification and Windows & SQL Server Migration to Azure Advanced Specialisation, while also attaining the Windows Virtual Desktop Advanced Specialisation.

A Microsoft global initiative, the Azure Expert MSP certification highlights the most capable Azure Managed Service Providers, and Data#3 is one of just over 100 partners globally to hold this accreditation. This first reaudit for Data#3 included a more rigorous review than previous and covered new requirements for governance, which tied perfectly to its strengths as a full-service Managed Service provider. The positive commentary from the independent auditors talked to Data#3’s preparedness and demonstrated expertise. The reaudit pass extends Data#3’s certification for another 12 months.

Data#3 Executive General Manager, Brad Colledge, commented, “Microsoft is a leader in public cloud and Data#3 is on that same trajectory. As Microsoft’s largest Australian partner, Data#3 maintains the public cloud market leadership nationally. Our role is to help our customers to migrate successfully to cloud in order to achieve their objectives. The renewal of this prestigious certification is a tribute to the significant investment we have placed in our people and cloud solutions, and the subsequent exemplary business and technology outcomes we have delivered to our customers. Congratulations to the team.”

Data#3’s recent attainment of the Windows Virtual Desktop Advanced Specialisation showcases partners who demonstrate deep knowledge, extensive experience, and proven success in deploying, optimising, and securing virtual desktop infrastructure on Azure with Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD). The Advanced Specialisation audit process involves demonstrated customer success, numerous individual certification achievements and an in-depth audit.

Data#3 is Microsoft’s only Australian partner to hold the Azure Expert MSP certification, the Advanced Specialisation in Windows Server, SQL Server Azure Migration and Windows Virtual Desktop, and to partner with Microsoft Services for their Azure Modernisation Factory.

Data#3 National Practice Manager for Microsoft, Scott Gosling, commented, “These certifications and advanced specialisations reinforce the strength of our relationship with Microsoft and our unparalleled, deep expertise in delivering innovative Microsoft solutions. We are continually striving to maintain our leadership, and as such, we are already working on achieving further certifications and specialisations. This is absolutely a team effort – well done to all involved. We look forward to working with more customers to deliver true business value.”

A Gold Certified Partner, the Data#3 and Microsoft relationship was established in 1994. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners are business partners who demonstrate an ongoing commitment to the highest levels of technical skills and customer endorsements. Data#3 ranks within the top ten Microsoft resellers globally, due to its capability to deliver business outcomes using Microsoft technology. The company also holds 16 Gold Microsoft Competencies. Competency attainment requires demonstration and verification of best-in-class capability within a Microsoft solution area.