Microsoft 2019 Partner Award Winner for Intelligent Cloud – Data Estate Modernisation. 

Version 1 today celebrates winning the Microsoft 2019 Partner Award for Intelligent Cloud – Data Estate Modernisation. 

The Microsoft Partner Awards for Intelligent Cloud in the category of ‘Data Estate Modernisation’ recognise partners that deliver outstanding solutions based on the Microsoft Data Platform. Winners have empowered a customer with a solution that takes advantage of the leading capabilities of Microsoft data platform across on-premise and Azure for mission critical applications with a focus on high availability, performance or high scale or hybrid applications leveraging SQL Server and/or a set of Azure Data services.

Version 1 representatives were honoured to accept the award as part of the Microsoft Inspire event in Las Vegas last night, among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology. It has been an overwhelmingly positive year of milestones for Version 1, including earning our Gold Competency in Microsoft DevOps last week, demonstrating that our business understands both the tools and the processes necessary to help our enterprise customers and public sector organisations grow into a robust, mature DevOps framework via the utilisation of Microsoft’s toolkit.

Tom O’Connor, CEO of Version 1 celebrated the win commenting:

“We are very proud that Microsoft has recognised our team for the delivery of outstanding solutions to our customers that enabled them to modernise and transform mission critical applications. We view our work in the arena of Data Estate Modernisation, Application Modernisation and Digital Transformation as best in industry and 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. We believe that this recognition reinforces this specialist capability.Winning this award in such a competitive landscape is a testament to the incredible effort of our employees to deliver Customer Success and make a real difference with IT for our customers across the UK and Ireland.”

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

Gerard O’Flynn, Musgrave Group said: “We have heard and seen Version 1’s impact at Musgrave Group and our business will benefit significantly from the newly digitised Musgrave Processing Hub, a solution that is critical to the efficient running of our organisation. The modernisation of legacy systems to the Musgrave Processing Hub, a Cloud-based digitised system, will deliver wide-ranging benefits for Musgrave Retail Partners. These benefits for our retailer partners range from self-serve functionality and mobile-compatibility to meet user needs, to process automation with light touch management by exception, to financial insights to drive expedient decisions in the highly competitive retail sector.”

Fiona Taaffe, Chief Information Officer, DAE Capital commented: “In Version 1, DAE has a true partner and we have felt the impact of Version 1 in our business. Throughout the delivery of our Digital Transformation, which included migrating core proprietary applications and Oracle eBusiness Suite to Azure, Version 1 has proven to be easy to do business with, effective in the delivery of high-quality solutions, and truly empathetic to the needs and requirements of our business. Throughout the whole process, we felt that Version 1 listened to our objectives and offered sensible and leading solutions that would help us to achieve our objectives. Our organisation will benefit significantly from this transformation project.”

Discover how Version 1 supported DAE Capital as a Cloud Transformation partner in becoming a ‘Cloud First’ company, exiting its datacentre and migrating all its core business applications and financial system to Azure:

Stay tuned to Version 1 on LinkedIn and Twitter for more updates from Microsoft Inspire this week! 

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 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.

Learn more Version 1 customers’ utilising Azure in the following Customer Success Stories: