Microsoft appoints Phoenix as an Azure Expert MSP

Phoenix is proud to confirm it has been named as a Microsoft Azure Expert Managed Service Provider (AEMSP).

As a Microsoft Azure Expert MSP with experience working with organisations across a variety of industries and sectors, with a service built and delivered from the UK, Phoenix looks forward to delivering next generation managed services specifically designed to address the needs of the public and private sector.

Azure Expert MSP is the highest level of Microsoft Accreditation and independently validates Phoenix’s expertise and quality of cloud transformation services, covering planning, migration, optimisation, operation and management of cloud services on the Azure platform.

This acknowledgment is a real statement of intent for Phoenix as it continues to transform both its own business and in turn accelerate the digital transformation of the customers it serves across government, healthcare, education, charities and housing.

Phoenix offers a dedicated portfolio of Professional and Managed Services that spans the entire lifecycle of cloud services running on the Azure platform. Via their ‘Six Steps to Microsoft Azure’ process, Phoenix is able to support customers to assess, migrate, manage, protect, optimise and innovate with the range of cloud solutions on the Azure Platform such as Infrastructure workloads, DevOps, Azure Sentinel, Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD), Azure VMware Solution (AVS) and so much more.

This highly sought-after accreditation comes hot on the heels of two Azure-based Microsoft Advanced Specializations for Phoenix – Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop Advanced Specialization and Microsoft Windows Server and SQL Server Migration to Microsoft Azure Advanced Specialization.

These Advanced Specializations, as well as Azure Expert MSP status, puts Phoenix in an elite group of partners both in the UK and globally and acts as a stamp of approval that Phoenix is the partner to talk to if you want to build a secure, available, resilient, scalable cloud infrastructure to empower and enable your organisation and users to perform to the best of their ability each and every day.

On this exciting news, Sam Mudd (Managing Director at Phoenix) commented:

“As part of a very strategic and intentional transformation plan for our business, we set our sights on attaining this important accreditation more than two years ago. In our opinion, the use of Microsoft Azure in the UK public and private sectors was always going to be an area for more demand. We wanted to be able to assist our customers, both small and large, to take advantage of this cloud platform in the knowledge that they are being supported and managed by a very capable partner. The direction of travel to use more cloud infrastructure in the future is undeniable, so it was a question of which vendor offered the most scalable, secure and complimentary solution to a customer’s needs? Microsoft Azure is the preferred choice for most of our public sector customers, hence our membership of the Azure Expert MSP program is an important one.”

James Chadwick, Commercial Partner & Cloud Services Partner lead, Microsoft UK, commented:

“Phoenix has proven its capabilities and knowledge around Azure through our Azure Expert MSP program and has met stringent requirements to prove it meets Microsoft’s highest standards of technical expertise, service delivery and support. Its focus on customers, along with the scale, capabilities and excellence in deployment of Azure’s services, meets the standards set for all Azure Expert MSPs.”

Empowering the Public and Private Sector

As more and more organisations accelerate their move to the public cloud, it’s clear that they need partners with a deep level of cloud expertise and experience to guide them. Phoenix has already helped countless customers make the journey to the cloud and they are reaping the benefits of all that Azure can bring.

“We’ve already moved one of our major clinical systems into Azure. You get the level of resilience and business continuity that we couldn’t do our own data centre environments.” 

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust

“Since partnering with Phoenix we’ve been able to better understand and better realise the features of the Azure stack. There are lots of features which we weren’t aware of and the ability to actually ring up and communicate with experts within the Phoenix team – actually bounce ideas and understand what is the art of the possible.” 

National College for Advanced Transport & Infrastructure 

“Roughly, there is a 50% saving in certain areas of our current IT expenditure by moving to the cloud (Azure) – so we get more for less. For every £1,000 saved in IT that’s potentially 2 weeks’ worth of people being within one of our care homes.”

Joseph Rowntree Foundation 

“The Microsoft Azure onboarding support the University of Warwick has received from Phoenix has been excellent. The Team is always fast to respond and willing to jump on a call whenever needed. Knowing that we can rely on high quality Azure support from Phoenix is of great value to us.”

University of Warwick  

Microsoft Azure Expert MSPAchieving Excellence

When you see the Microsoft Azure Expert MSP logo, you can be confident that you are connecting with one of Microsoft’s most capable and high-fidelity Azure Managed Service Providers. Whether you are working on mission-critical apps, entire data centre footprints, or hybrid environments, Azure Expert MSPs have proven their capabilities to be able to help you. ​

But, what does this mean to their customers?

  • Unrivalled, Expert Service
    You can expect to get expert-level service from Phoenix. With its deep knowledge of licensing, cost optimisation, technical services and managed services, you can access all the resources needed to support you with a next generation Azure managed service.
  • The Right Option for You
    Whatever your organisation needs and wherever you are with Microsoft Azure, Phoenix can deliver it. Whether you are just starting out or are all in, looking at IaaS, PaaS or SaaS, wanting to adopt mobile or remote working solutions, looking at Data & AI, Cost Optimisation, need help with app modernisation, migration, security or compliance, Phoenix has dedicated teams that cover all those areas – and more.
  • Stronger partnerships
    As it is such an elite group of partners that hold the Azure Expert MSP accreditation in the UK, this brings Phoenix even closer to Microsoft than before – and that’s a good thing for Phoenix customers. This means they will have access to all of Microsoft’s capabilities and software in addition to Phoenix’s public sector expertise and skills. All of this working together to deliver the outcomes that your organisation needs.
Ben Murden
Ben Murden

Ben has over two decades in the IT industry, delivering both online and offline campaigns across all platforms to meet business goals and objectives. Joining Phoenix in 1999 as a graphic designer, Ben has evolved over the years into a fully-rounded marketing professional, before being promoted to Phoenix Marketing Manager early in 2018, reporting directly to the MD. With his background in creative design, Ben takes projects from inception to execution and can identify the correct strategy based on the subject, audience, and goals – while increasing the brand profile and revenue. His passion for digital marketing is evident in everything he does, and both vendors and strategic partners often comment on his incredibly positive attitude to ‘make things happen’.

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