C24 in top one per cent after achieving Hosting Gold status

Global hosting managed service provider C24 has distinguished itself within the top one per cent of Microsoft's partner ecosystem after attaining Gold Hosting competency.

The company, which works with a number of food, manufacturing, leisure and professional companies delivering business applications to 107 countries across the globe, demonstrated its level of technology expertise in Microsoft driven solutions in order to be recognised with the award.

Attaining Gold Hosting competency is an exclusive right for Microsoft partners that specialise in hosting solutions and maintain their own datacentres, or act as resellers of Microsoft solutions, providing agreed levels of service and customised hosted services and consulting for common customer scenarios. The accreditation means that C24 has become one of the most recognised Microsoft partners in the UK, based on the company's consistent capability, knowledge of, and commitment to Microsoft technology, for the benefit of its clients.

Paul Hemming, Managing Director of C24 explained what Microsoft Gold Hosting competency means for those businesses already working with, or considering working with C24. "This recognition demonstrates that we are ideally placed to provide businesses with ingrained expertise around the delivery and management of business critical applications at speed. It highlights how much we have committed ourselves to changing technologies and showcases our deep knowledge of Microsoft and its products."

Equipped with exclusive training and the latest software and support, Microsoft partners help customers offset the cost of maintaining critical business applications with scalable hosting solutions. C24 already operates a multi-line business operation built around core application hosting delivery and managed service functions. This includes disaster recovery, backup, DDoS mitigation, network installation and consultancy, data management and business intelligence and support.

The accreditation has come at an early time for C24, which is in only its sixth year of business. Already the company is trusted by a number of large international clients including Lucy Switchgear and Agrii, as well as Bairds Malt part of the Grain Corp Group. Entering the top one per cent of Microsoft's Partner ecosystem further demonstrates how far C24 has come in such a short space of time.

Phil Sorgen, corporate vice president at Microsoft Corporation, further explained some of the benefits of attaining Gold Hosting Competency. "These partners have a deep expertise that puts them in the top one per cent of our partner ecosystem. Their proficiency will help customers drive innovative solutions on the latest Microsoft technology."

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