(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – Cloud hosting specialist Titan Internet has today announced that it has achieved not one but two Gold Competencies for its technological expertise from global software giant Microsoft.
Titan, which is part of iomart Group plc, achieved Microsoft Gold Competency in the Microsoft Partner Network for two core areas of its business – Hosting and Server Platform solutions. This means that Titan has staff with the highest level of skill and achievement to implement and support Microsoft hosting solutions for its customers.
Lee Christie, Director of Titan Internet, said: “It’s now far more difficult to achieve this elite status with Microsoft because they require the very highest of standards, so I’m absolutely delighted we have achieved not one but two of their Gold competencies. This means Titan customers can be assured we have both highly qualified and experienced staff to support their business web hosting needs.
The Gold Hosting and Server Platform Competencies differentiate us from the competition and establish us as market leaders, further demonstrating our commitment to serving the needs of customers relying on Microsoft-based solutions.”
Titan Internet provides hosting solutions to over 3,000 customers across the UK, serving a mixture of organisations from large corporates and Government bodies through to local businesses and hobbyists. Clients include the number one flight search engine Skyscanner, Deloitte LLP, British American Tobacco, Ministry of Defence, and the National Parks.
The Microsoft Partner Network is designed to equip organisations that deliver products and services on the Microsoft Platform with the training, resources and support they need to provide their customers with a superior experience and outcomes. Titan Internet offers dedicated hosting on Microsoft platforms. Titan is also a hosting partner through Microsoft’s two schemes for business start-ups and SMEs, called WebsiteSpark and BizSpark. Titan has also become a Microsoft Small Business Specialist.
Jon Roskill, Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp, said: “The Microsoft Partner Network is designed to empower solution providers to succeed in today’s business environment. By achieving the prestigious Gold competency, participating companies are provided with a rich set of benefits, including increased customer visibility through branding and accessibility, training and support.”
Titan Internet was founded by Lee Christie over ten years ago. It has 25 staff based at its offices in Rochford, Essex. Titan was bought last year (2010) by AIM-listed iomart Group plc, one of the UK leaders in the delivery of mission-critical managed hosting and cloud computing services, because of its skilled technical expertise particularly in the areas of virtualisation and network management.
Angus MacSween, CEO of iomart Group plc, said: “Titan’s achievement of Microsoft Gold Competency in two core areas of its business illustrates why it is such an important addition to the iomart Group.”
Titan Internet will carry Microsoft Gold recognition for Hosting and Server Platform solutions, encompassing a range of Microsoft technologies:
• Windows Server hosting
• Windows SQL Server hosting
• Windows Exchange hosting
In addition to the Microsoft Gold Competencies, Titan Internet already has VMware, Linux, Oracle, and Adobe Certified staff.