03 Oct 2014 ClearPeople are delighted to be the first Microsoft UK Partner to be awarded Cloud Platform Gold Competency for Microsoft Azure which demonstrates our best-in-class capabilities in delivering Cloud platform based solutions to UK Enterprises. It also demonstrates the commitment of ClearPeople’s customers to the platform with several now relying on the Microsoft Azure infrastructure for mission critical applications and solutions. They include The Crown Estate, Knight Frank LLP, CMS Cameron McKenna and Toshiba. What is Azure? Microsoft Azure is an open and flexible Cloud platform that enables you to quickly build, deploy and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft-managed datacentres. It enables the integration of your public Cloud applications with your current IT environment and the ability to build applications using any language, tool or framework. Why is this important for Enterprises? More than 57% of the Fortune 500 are using Microsoft Azure, and on average 1,000 customers are signing up every day. The Cloud Platform competency enables us to capitalise on the growing demand for infrastructure and software as a service (SaaS) solutions built on Microsoft Azure, and provide our customers with additional support and incentives as they grow their business. Gabriel Karawani, Co-Founder and Director of ClearPeople says: “Our investment in one of the strongest Cloud teams in the UK is reflected in the strong capabilities, services and support we’ve built to help Enterprises make a smooth transition into their Cloud journey. We’re excited to have been recognised as a Gold partner in Cloud competency, and of course also delighted that we are the first in the UK to have demonstrated gold-level capabilities and commitment.” Joshua Roberts-Woods of Microsoft added: “Thanks to ClearPeople for cementing the accolade of becoming the first UK Gold Platform Partner.” To find out more about our Cloud services and how we can help your business, talk to one of our consultants today or call us directly on 0203 376 9500.