The pure technology group has been elevated to Microsoft CSP Tier 1 this month and becomes one of just a handful of Tier 1 partners in the UK, which demonstrates the skill and capability available to customers.
A Microsoft CSP Partner does much more than simply sell Microsoft subscription licenses; it provides expert design, deployment and support services for the Microsoft Cloud. A Tier 1 partner has a direct relationship with Microsoft rather than via Distribution, which means that customers benefit in several ways: enhanced commercials; consolidated billing and greater access to Microsoft resources.
Investment in training and accreditation are key obligations of any Microsoft CSP Partner but these are increased in Tier 1. A Tier 1 partner must maintain a higher expertise and design additional solutions to enhance the service; network, security and applications are key requirements. Tier 1 CSPs must be able to support and monitor customers completely, liaising directly with Microsoft support where necessary.
Gary Saunders, Sales Director at the pure technology group commented:
“Achieving the Microsoft CSP Tier 1 status demonstrates the pure technology group’s capability to deliver outstanding service on Microsoft cloud resources. Tier 1 provides the opportunity to offer Office 365, Azure at an increased competitive rate along with many other benefits for our customers. Getting to CSP Tier 1 has been an incredible journey – the programme has strengthened our partnership with Microsoft will help our customers achieve their cloud journey.”
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