Microsoft Confirms Version 1’s Position as its Data Estate Modernisation Partner of Choice in Ireland

Microsoft has announced for the second consecutive year that Version 1 is its Data Estate Modernisation partner of choice in Ireland, citing Version 1’s work with customers as “exceptional”. Microsoft Ireland announced this year’s winners at an exclusive remote award ceremony, which had over 100 attendees joining the celebrations. The Data Estate Modernisation Partner of the Year Award in Ireland recognises a partner that delivers an outstanding solution based on the Microsoft data platform, and that has empowered customers with solutions that take advantage of the leading capabilities of the Microsoft data platform across on-premise and Azure for mission-critical applications. Version 1 evidenced to Microsoft that the modernisation solutions delivered to its customers focused on high availability, performance, high-scale and hybrid applications leveraging a set of Azure Data services (SQL DB, Cosmos DB, MySQL/Postgres/MariaDB) in a mission-critical environment.

Version 1 was the first Microsoft partner in the UK and Ireland to achieve the advanced specialisation in ‘Modernization of Web Applications to Microsoft Azure’. Microsoft Advanced Specialisations are intended to assure potential customers that a partner meets the highest standards for service delivery and support. This is an achievement that reflects Version 1’s investment and focus on developing Application Modernisation solutions to enable their customers to revitalise their existing applications, legacy systems and monoliths by leveraging Microsoft Azure.

Version 1 customers benefitting from Version 1’s Data Estate Modernisation expertise to date have included Musgrave Group, DAE Capital and NEL.

Tamas Szeredi, Head of Service Development, NEL commented on Version 1 transforming the NHS with NEL’s Azure Data Migration: The benefits of this Azure Data Migration are apparent in three main areas: for patients, for healthcare professionals, and for our team. For patients, the system approach can shift from reactive to proactive. Getting real-time data and connecting it with different systems allows clinicians to make better decisions. For healthcare professionals, the benefits lie in how the current providers and commissioners are working together, and how they can support an integrated system. For our team, Version 1’s expertise in Project Management was very helpful and beneficial. Version 1 also introduced us to Azure DevOps, helped us set up boards and get a system in place for daily stand-ups and sprint planning. This really helped us implant Agile in the day-to-day. It helped us create time by prioritising resources between critical and ‘business as usual’ work.

Tom O’ Connor, CEO of Version 1 said: “Version 1 is delighted to be recognised for the second consecutive year by Microsoft in the delivery of outstanding Data Estate Modernisation solutions to our customers that ultimately made a real difference in their businesses. We view our work in the arena of Data Estate Modernisation, Application Modernisation and Digital Transformation as best in industry and more importantly, our customers agree. We believe that this recognition reinforces our specialist capabilities that would be incredibly difficult for any other IT service provider in the Irish market to replicate. It’s also a testament to the incredible effort of our employees to deliver Customer Success to make a real difference with IT for our customers by revitalising and modernising their most critical applications and systems.”

Karl Sullivan, Microsoft Partner Manager at Version 1 commented: “Version 1 has been working in the Microsoft Cloud technology arena since 2006 and today is recognised as one of the most competent Gold Microsoft partners in the UK and Irish markets with one of the largest certified practices with over 10 Gold competencies. This level of accreditation, achievement and endorsement from Microsoft reassures our customers across public and private sectors that they are working with a specialist authoritative Microsoft partner who will bring years of deep expertise and knowledge to their mission-critical applications and projects. Our long-standing market-leading expertise in Microsoft technologies allows us to tailor solutions to our customers’ unique needs which is crucial today with the increased demand for modern, scalable and highly available digital services.”

About Version 1

Version 1 is a market leader in the arena of Digital Transformation specialising in Enterprise Cloud, Data Estate Modernisation and Application Modernisation. With over 20 years of application experience, major public sector organisations and enterprises across the UK and Ireland partner with Version 1 to transform, migrate, run and optimise mission-critical applications in the Cloud and on-premise. With broad and deep expertise across the Microsoft stack, Version 1 can look beyond specific requirements to underlying customer issues and identify integrated solutions that leverage the entire technology stack.

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