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SWsoft Attains Gold Certified Partner Status in Microsoft Partner Program
SWsoft, a recognized leader in virtualization and automation software, today announced it has attained Gold Certified Partner status in the Microsoft Partner Program, recognizing SWsoft’s expertise and impact in the technology marketplace. SWsoft attained Microsoft Competencies in ISV/Software Solutions and Networking Infrastructure Solutions to meet the requirements for Gold Certified Partner. 

As a Gold Certified Partner, SWsoft has demonstrated expertise with Microsoft technologies and proven ability to meet customers’ needs. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners receive a rich set of benefits, including access, training and support, giving them a competitive advantage in the channel. 

Since August 2004, SWsoft and Microsoft have worked together to develop and market virtualization and automation technology. In February 2007, SWsoft signed a three-year agreement with Microsoft by which SWsoft will receive enhanced support from Microsoft for its enterprise and hosting customers operating Windows-based applications within Virtuozzo virtual environments. 

"We are honored to be named a Microsoft Certified Gold Partner, which will allow us to promote our expertise and relationship with Microsoft," said Serguei Beloussov, CEO of SWsoft. "As a Gold Certified Partner, we will continue to work closely with Microsoft to enhance our leading virtualization and automation solutions for the Windows environment." 

"Customers are looking for partner companies that can bridge the gap between their business demands and technology capabilities," said Allison Watson, vice president of the Worldwide Partner Sales and Marketing Group at Microsoft Corp. "Today, Microsoft recognizes SWsoft as a new Gold Certified Partner for demonstrating its expertise providing customer satisfaction using Microsoft products and technology."

As one of the requirements for attaining Gold Certified Partner status, SWsoft had to declare a Microsoft Competency. Microsoft Competencies are designed to help differentiate a partner’s capabilities with specific Microsoft technologies to customers looking for a particular type of solution. Each competency has a unique set of requirements and benefits, formulated to accurately represent the specific skills and services that partners bring to the technology industry.

Competency: ISV/Software Solutions

The ISV/Software Solutions Competency recognizes the skill and focus partners bring to a particular solution set. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners that have obtained this competency have a successful record of developing and marketing packed software based on Microsoft technologies.

Competency: Networking Infrastructure Solutions

Microsoft Gold Certified Partners enrolled in the Networking Infrastructure Solutions Competency have proved their expertise in implementing technology solutions based on either the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 or Windows 2000 Server operating system.

Published Wednesday, April 18, 2007 6:56 PM by David Marshall
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