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MHA goes gold with Microsoft

MHA Cloud Computing has attained Microsoft Gold Hosting competency – putting the Kiwi company in the top 1% of the global Microsoft partner ecosystem.

Microsoft Gold Partner status denotes a level which ‘demonstrates a best-in-class ability and commitment to customer service and the best in hosting solutions’.

Colin Williams, MHA general manager, says MHA was a world leader in deploying Hyper-V within a hosting environment, and developed and operates New Zealand’s ‘only true Lync hosting platform’.

“We are now leading with Office 365 and Azure integrated solutions.”

Williams says unlike other IT companies which have been threatened by Office 365 and Azure, MHA has embraced the technologies and adapted by incorporating them into MHA’s core product set.

“The uptake of Microsoft cloud solutions is widespread and accelerating, hosting companies have to differentiate and adapt to stay relevant,” Williams says.

“Our hosting experience has made it easy for us to offer solutions based on Office 365 and Azure; both our Lync and Managed Desktop solutions integrate seamlessly with Office 365 and deliver a great end-user experience.”

Williams says earning Gold Competency in hosting requires a substantial ongoing commitment to technical training in the latest Microsoft technology, continued education of staff and commitment to continuous improvement.

He says MHA has made a ‘significant’ investment in its people and customers in order to take the company to the next level.

“Achieving Gold Hosting Status reflects our expertise and commitment to operating as a professional and forward looking hosting company,” he says.

Brent Kendrick, Microsoft New Zealand director for SMB and partners, says in New Zealand, MHA are one of a very small number of hosting partners who have achieved the high standard required for Gold level partner status.

MHA is also a finalist in the Microsoft Partner Awards.