Newly-merged company covers public cloud bases with Microsoft M365 Fast Track ready partner status and AWS advanced partner status
CCL-Revera is flexing its newly-formed muscle in the public cloud arena with new accreditations from Microsoft and Amazon Web Services (AWS).
One of a handful of local providers to secure Microsoft M365 Fast Track ready partner status, the Spark-owned ICT services provider is moving quickly to increase its public cloud footprints, signing up 100-plus clients to Microsoft-funded training and support to take advantage of the full M365 portfolio.
The announcement follows the addition of two heads to CCL-Revera’s Microsoft practice, with David Osborne appointed M365 practice lead, and Kath Tate taking the role of programme administrator.
On the AWS front, CCL-Revera has been awarded advanced partner status following a recent run of customer migrations to AWS, certification across a range of AWS business and technology competencies, and the continued growth of the company’s public-cloud practice, Radar.
CCL-Revera CEO Andrew Allan said the company continued to add public cloud horsepower to support clients’ growing appetite for public cloud services. “You can’t argue with the price, performance and scale, but redefining legacy applications in the cloud is harder than it looks,” he said. “That’s why we say that it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to choose public cloud, but you’ll want a cloud rocket scientist to get you there and keep everything running smoothly.”
Commenting on the company’s new Microsoft credentials specifically, Allan said demand had spiked following the retirement of Windows 7, the shift to the Windows 10 subscription model, and recently released Microsoft security and collaboration services.
“The desktop is often forgotten in the hype surrounding new technologies and especially cloud – but it’s still a key driver in business performance and an important productivity enabler for all clients,” Allan said.
The company’s newly-combined public cloud practice, which comprises 40-plus heads split evenly across cloud architects and engineers, is fast forming as a major spearhead in the company’s strategy to function as the “custodian” of IT management and cloud technology for its clients.
Announcing the merger last month, Allan said the move was motivated by a market shift that saw more clients seeking out a single supplier to cover all their bases.
“The merger is based on the thing clients tell us they value most: the safe hands of a custodian. Combining Revera’s deep platform experience with CCL’s professional services delivers expert focus at every step in the management and modernisation of our clients’ business technology,” he said.