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Unisys named Azure expert MSP for third consecutive year

By Catherine Knowles, 17 Feb 2021

Unisys has secured its status as Microsoft Azure Expert Managed Service Provider (MSP) for the third year in a row.

Utilising the capabilities of Azure, Unisys enables organisations to deploy and manage flexible, secure and compliant cloud environments automatically, expanding the range of cloud-based services that are accessible anytime and anywhere.

To pass the certification, Unisys had to demonstrate that it had worked successfully with its Azure clients on its Cloud Management Platform (CMP), which is powered by its CloudForte technologies.

Along with faster access to IT and customer services, the Unisys Cloud Management Platform and Microsoft Azure provide organisations with specific capabilities around adoption, governance, billing, modernisation, analytics and security.

Faster, lower-risk Azure adoption: More than 500 Microsoft-certified Unisys professionals help organisations migrate business critical workloads to the cloud, the company states.

Continuous compliance and automated governance: Automated tools to enable organisations to establish and enforce effective governance frameworks aligned with their security and financial policies in real or near real time.

Accurate, transparent billing and cost governance for all Azure services: Contract-invoicing capabilities, cost visibility and governance that comply with relevant industry regulations and federal government mandates.

Industrial-grade modernisation of legacy applications: Help with identifying legacy IT assets and prioritising their migration to the cloud.

Real-time analytics and single-pane management: Enabling self-healing systems for continuous operational improvement and transparent management for multi- and hybrid cloud environments.

Zero-trust security and secure access to all Azure cloud services: Unisys offers expertise in enterprise security for mobile and cloud environments, including Unisys Stealth identity-based micro-segmentation products and services to prevent and minimise the impact of cyber attacks across networks, environments and devices from inside and outside the perimeter.

Unisys vice president cloud and infrastructure, Mike Morrison, says, “By again passing the Azure Expert MSP criteria, Unisys has proven that it can consistently and securely design, implement and manage Azure services.

“Our success with the clients for whom we are currently using AI-led automation, migrations, optimisation and security to realise the benefits of their cloud transformation is even more concrete proof.”

As a Microsoft Gold Partner, Unisys holds 14 Microsoft Gold and Silver Competencies, including Cloud Productivity, Data Center and Windows and Devices.

In the fourth quarter of 2020, both Information Services Group (ISG) and NelsonHall recognised Unisys as a leader for its cloud offerings.

ISG recognised Unisys as a leader in Consulting and Technology Services for Mid-Market and Managed Public Cloud Services in the United States, while NelsonHall named Unisys a Leader in the NelsonHall vendor evaluation for Cloud Infrastructure Brokerage, Orchestration & Management in the Overall market segment.

Unisys placed in the NelsonHall Leader quadrant in all three areas evaluated: Overall Cloud Services, Cloud Brokerage Services and Cloud Orchestration Services.

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