AHEAD Earns New Azure Advanced Specialization in Migration

AHEAD has earned Microsoft Azure’s Advanced Specialization in Windows Server and SQL Server Migration. 

This specialization reflects AHEAD’s deep knowledge, extensive experience, and expertise in migrating Windows Server and SQL Server-based workloads to Azure. 

Only Azure partners that meet stringent criteria around customer success and staff skills and pass a third-party audit of migration practices earn this advanced specialization. 

As companies look to modernize their applications and take full advantage of the benefits that cloud computing can deliver, and with the recent end-of-support for Windows Server 2008 R2 and SQL Server 2008 R2, they are looking for a partner with advanced skills to assess, plan, and migrate their existing workloads to the cloud. 

“Cloud migrations are major undertakings that lay the groundwork for overall cloud success,” said Chris Birtwhistle, cloud practice director at AHEAD. “AHEAD’s strong knowledge of Azure migrations means efficient, smooth, and more valuable migrations for our clients.” 

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. AHEAD 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.”