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Crayon Recognised as Microsoft Azure Expert Managed Service Provider

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Experts in Cloud Economics and Managed Services Provision meet stringent Microsoft requirements around technical expertise & customer delivery 

London July 13th: Crayon, a global leader in Software Asset Management (SAM) and Cloud Economics, has achieved a significant milestone in being recognised as a Microsoft Azure Expert Managed Service Provider (MSP).

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 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.

Inclusion in the Azure Expert MSP program underlines Crayon’s expertise and commitment to delivering its customers the most comprehensive set of managed services based upon Azure technology. This latest accreditation adds to the firm’s burgeoning set of cloud advisory services and solutions that help enterprises to optimise investments in complex technologies as they juggle multiple clouds and workloads.

Says Mike Clinch, VP, Digital & Cloud Services Strategy, Crayon: “Being recognised as an Azure Expert MSP builds on the great work Crayon has been doing around cloud for a significant period of time. Through our managed services we’re helping enterprises to get under the ‘hood’ and fine-tune their Azure environments using strategic cloud economics to deliver real value and performance across the entire business.

Clinch continues, “Enterprises often believe that by moving to the cloud they are automatically saving money. But with strategies and IT estates varying in both complexity and makeup – factoring in existing solutions and perhaps the need for a hybrid environment – the results can differ significantly. As independently audited managed services experts we can take that pain away and allow enterprises to concentrate on core services and objectives while we ensure that cloud supports their growing business needs.”

Gavriella Schuster, Corporate Vice President, One Commercial Partner, Microsoft Corp. says,“Having demonstrated continued excellence in delivering managed Azure services to clients around the globe, we’re delighted to recognise Crayon and welcome them to the Azure Expert MSP program.”