Kainos highlights its deep expertise to become the first Microsoft partner in the UK, and one of nine globally, to achieve Linux and Open Source Databases Migration to Microsoft Azure advanced specialisation.

To gain the advanced specialisation, partners must meet stringent criteria around customer success and staff certifications in addition to passing a third-party audit of their migration practices.

As companies continue to accelerate their adoption and optimisation of cloud technology, they will be looking for partners like Kainos with advanced skills to help them take full advantage of the benefits of cloud computing and deliver their modernisation initiatives

Kainos is passionate about empowering and investing in its people, so that in turn they can provide the highest levels of service and expertise to its customers. Gaining accolades like this are testament to the company’s focus on continuous innovation and achieving excellence in cloud technologies, designed to help customers solve their biggest challenges.

Gareth Workman, Cloud Practice Lead at Kainos stated: “We are delighted to be the first Microsoft UK partner to achieve this accreditation and that our strong partnership with Microsoft continues to grow. Gaining an advanced specialisation like this is testament to the talent and expertise of our cloud practice and our commitment to delivering world-class cloud transformation projects for our customers.”

Gavriella Schuster, Corporate Vice President, One Commercial Partner (OCP) at Microsoft Corp. added, “The Linux and Open Source Database  Migration to Microsoft Azure advanced specialization highlights the partners who can be viewed as most capable when it comes to migrating workloads running on open source technologies 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.”

Achieving the advanced specialisation builds on Microsoft’s Gold Cloud Platform Competency and is validation of Kainos’ deep knowledge, extensive experience and proven ability in migrating workloads running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux or SUSE virtual machines and/or using MySQL, PostgreSQL, and MariaDB databases to Azure.

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