Kainos, a leading provider of digital services and platforms, and one of the first Microsoft partners in the UK to achieve Kubernetes on Microsoft Azure Advanced Specialisation, has been awarded specialist status in Windows Server and SQL Server Migration to Microsoft Azure. 

This new recognition builds on the exceptional relationship between Kainos and Microsoft which was cemented in 2018 when Microsoft named Kainos its UK Partner of the Year.  

This is the second advanced specialism on Microsoft Azure for Kainos, recognising the company’s depth of knowledge and capability to provide guidance on the various SQL migration options within Azure. It also demonstrates Kainos’ expertise in migrating and optimising Windows Server and SQL Server-based workloads to Microsoft Azure.   

This, the second advanced specialism on Microsoft Azure for Kainos, demonstrates Kainos’ expertise in migrating and optimising Windows Server and SQL Server-based workloads to Microsoft Azure.  It also recognises Kainos’ depth of knowledge and capability to provide guidance on the various SQL migration options within Azure.  

Kainos qualified to achieve the recognition through its active Gold Cloud Platform Competency and was able to demonstrate the stringent, increased requirements demanded by Microsoft.   

Real world implementations were an important part of the assessment. Kainos demonstrated this specialist expertise in recent successful cloud projects with The Pensions Regulator and Welsh Government. Through this specialisation, Kainos customers will now benefit from increased Microsoft support and training. 

Gareth Workman, Head of Cloud Practice said: “We’re delighted that our strong partnership with Microsoft continues to grow with a second specialist accreditation. It gives additional reassurance to our many customers in the public and private sectors who already trust Kainos to deliver cloud transformation and help their teams to transform too. This new specialisation is a testament to the calibre and talent of Kainos people, particularly in our cloud practice and we’re looking forward to securing more long-term cloud relationships with customers”.    

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. Kainos 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.”