We are excited to announce that risual have been awarded the Windows Server and SQL Server Migration to Microsoft Azure Advanced Specialisation. This is a validation of a solution partner’s deep knowledge, extensive experience, and expertise in migrating Windows Server and SQL Server-based workloads to Azure.

Only partners that meet stringent criteria around customer success and staff skilling, as well as pass a third-party audit of their migration practices, are able to earn the Windows Server and SQL Server Migration to Azure advanced specialisation.

As companies look to modernise their applications and take full advantage of the benefits that cloud computing can deliver it is key that a unique Microsoft partner is utilised. With the recent end-of-support for Windows Server 2008 R2 and SQL Server 2008 R2, clients are looking for a partner with advanced skills to assess, plan, and migrate their existing workloads to the cloud.

risual have worked hard over the last decade to ensure our expertise are industry leading. Focusing on providing the best customer service, technology, and support to our clients. Adding the latest Advanced Specialisation to our stack only shows that our hard work, resilience, and high standards are being seen.

This award highlights our success and expertise in:

  • Application of a full life cycle framework
  • Successful migrations
  • Management of cloud environments, including: Governance, Architecture Designs, Networking, and Security.
  • Migrating production workloads to Azure
  • Provisioning guidance on SQL migrations
  • Delivering all Microsoft migration options
  • Commanding automated tools
  • Migration Assessment
  • Solution Delivery

Gavriella Schuster, Corporate Vice President, One Commercial Partner (OCP) at Microsoft Corp. added, “The Windows Server and SQL Server Migration to Microsoft Azure advanced specialization highlights the partners who can be viewed as most capable when it comes to migrating Windows-based workloads over to Azure. risual clearly demonstrated that they have both the skills and the experience to offer clients a path to successful migration so that they can start enjoying the benefits of being in the cloud.”

Aiming to play a leading role in the customer’s secure cloud journey, risual based its offerings on three core pillars: Digital Transformation, Cloud Transformation, and Business Transformation. This accolade further demonstrates our expertise in this field, and the success we’ve had over multiple clients and sectors.  

Direct from our Advanced Specialisation Program Final Report, “risual evidenced a strong commitment to continuously enhancing automation to steadily improve the customer’s inroads experience to the cloud with its ‘DevOps as a Service’ offering.”

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