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Advanced Specialization

Azure Virtual Desktop

Advanced Specialization is an extensive validation of a Microsoft partner’s capability to deliver high-fidelity services in a specific solution area.

To earn Advanced Specialization, a Microsoft Partner must first hold Gold competency status in an aligned competency and then meet defined prerequisites and undergo recurring audits to verify.

Atech already holds 7 Gold Partner competencies, including Cloud Productivity, Cloud Platform and Mid-market Cloud Solutions. Our newest Advanced Specialization validates us as experts in deploying, optimising and securing virtual desktop infrastructure on Azure.

 

Azure Virtual Desktop Advanced Specialization

Azure Virtual Desktop Advanced Specialization is limited to Microsoft Partners who demonstrate deep knowledge, extensive experience, and proven success in deploying, optimising, and securing virtual desktop infrastructure on Azure with AVD.

It is different from a competency. A competency measures a partner’s broad technical capability in a Microsoft product or technology. By contrast, the Advanced Specialization measures more in-depth capabilities in a specific solution area. Advanced specializations require that a Partner must;

  • First, have active Gold competency status in the competency aligned to the Advanced Specialization
  • Secondly, it requires that this competency is verified and regularly audited by an independent third party

 

Part of the auditing process includes showing evidence of best practice processes and documentation in the course of past and current VDI design and implementation projects as well as in ongoing operational support. It also means our engineers have individually been assessed and certified in specific solution areas.

This is why we are proud to have been certified with AVD Advanced Specialization.

An Azure Expert for your transition

By working with partners who have been through the audit process and gained this accreditation and certification, clients ensure a smooth cloud transition.

This can be a partner who applies a framework for successful migration to a cloud environment, for governance, architecture decisions, networking, security, etc. Or it can be a partner that has experience in successfully migration production workloads to Azure.

In Atech, you will find a partner that fits both capability frameworks – in other words – wherever you are in your cloud transformation journey, we are eminently suited to deliver on this exciting transition for your organisation, from initial consultation and assessment, through to a pilot roll out and full implementation, to ongoing management.

 

What makes Atech the ideal Microsoft Partner for Azure Virtual Desktop?

  • We have a repeatable methodology that accurately reviews your requirements and existing environment to produce a AVD environment design.
  • You receive provide an accurate estimation of any savings your business can generate with AVD, and consider the wider context of your infrastructure, network, platform and apps to demonstrate the overall efficiencies. This means greater accuracy versus simply using the savings calculators provided by Microsoft.
  • Our experience and ability to follow cloud adoption best practices have been validated by Microsoft and we have been awarded Gold certification and Advanced Specialization status in Azure Virtual Desktop.
  • It means we can ensure a smooth cloud transition for our customers, a fixed implementation cost and a phased approach that can be part of a transformation roadmap.

 

Why choose Atech?

At Atech, we take a fresh approach every time we meet a new client. Every organisation is different: we’ll customise your Azure migration to meet your unique needs.

With more than a decade of experience and Multi-Gold Microsoft Partnership status, our team of experts are the clear choice for seamless Azure design, migration and management.

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“The agility and scalable nature of the Azure platform will give us limitless growth opportunities for our internal Tasker Technology Platform along with desktop deployment using Azure Virtual Desktop." Graeme Lalley, COO, Tasker Insurance

What can Azure Virtual Desktop deliver for your organisation?

There are many benefits in choosing a Microsoft Gold Partner with AVD Advanced Specialization.

We would love to speak to you about your objectives, so get in touch today for direct access to our consultants, and an assessment and proof of concept proposal to realise your VDI goals.

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