RESTON, Virginia, United States — AIS (Applied Information Sciences), a leader in helping organizations modernize and innovate on the Microsoft Cloud, today announced it has earned three new advanced specializations: Microsoft Azure VMware Solution (AVS), Low Code Application Development, and Kubernetes on Azure. AIS now has 6 specializations, adding to Cloud Security, Identity and Access Management, and Windows and SQL Server.
Only partners that meet stringent criteria around customer success, verified deployments, and staff skilling, as well as pass a third-party audit of specific technical practices, can earn advanced specializations. These attainments are a validation of deep knowledge, extensive experience, and proven success in building, migrating, integrating, and managing solutions in the Microsoft Cloud.
As a specialized partner in three new areas, AIS can help our clients seamlessly move VMware-based workloads from your datacenter to Azure, integrate your VMware environment with Azure, modernize your workloads on Microsoft Power Platform and Azure technologies, and deploy and manage production workloads in the cloud using containers. By working with a partner that has the relevant advanced specializations, you can be confident in the highest quality services that align to your business and mission goals.
“I say it often, this is such a team sport, and we’re fortunate to have a great team. So many people contributing to so many successes together, as employee-owners, making great things happen for our company. And the successes continue to build on each other. I’m proud of the team we have and the people we continue to grow that make all of this possible.” said Larry Katzman, President, and CEO, AIS. “Not only can customers be sure they are getting the highest quality services, but the specialization gives us advantages, including end customer funding and pass-through benefits, that accelerate our customers’ journey to cloud value. Key to our success in achieving this milestone and driving customer business outcomes was the support from Microsoft GPS resources and our Partner team.”
Andrew Smith, General Manager, Partner Program Management at Microsoft added, “These Advanced Specializations highlight the partners who can be viewed as most capable when it comes to migrating on-premises VMware workloads to run VMware natively on Azure and as most capable when it comes to deploying and managing containerized applications in Azure. AIS clearly demonstrated that they have both the skills and the experience to deliver best-in-class cloud-native capabilities to customers with Azure.”