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Microsoft Gold Partner Competencies
Gabrielle MorrisDec 28, 2020 1:21:59 PM2 min read

Datalink Networks Recognized for Microsoft Gold Competencies

UPDATED: Datalink Networks achieves Microsoft Gold Status!

Santa Clarita, CA. December 28, 2020-Less than two months after qualifying for Microsoft Gold competency in Cloud Productivity, Datalink Networks has announced that they have been recognized with two more Microsoft competencies. In December 2020, Datalink Networks was granted a gold competency in Data Platform and silver competency in Cloud Platform, demonstrating best in class Microsoft solutions amongst the top 1% of Microsoft partners worldwide.

To qualify for the Gold competency in Data Platform, 4 Datalink Networks’ engineers passed an extensive Microsoft exam and completed a series of technical assessments covering the SQL Server, Azure Data Warehouse, and Azure Data Services. These in-depth assessments demonstrate their ability to smoothly operate customer’s database systems, secure them, and give customer’s business insights. 

For the Silver competency in Cloud Platform, Datalink Networks was required to demonstrate “capabilities in deploying, migrating, and maintaining cloud applications and services on Microsoft Azure.” This includes Datalink Networks meeting the minimum requirement of having $15,000 Azure customer consumption over the past year and one engineer passing an exam and earning a certification. This exam and certification for the role Microsoft Azure Administrator measures skills such as managing Azure identities, implementing and deploying Azure, back up of Azure resources, and more. All the competencies earned must be renewed each year by revalidating the skills and required exams which ensures that all partners are kept up to date with modern technology.  

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As stated by Donald Wisdom, President of Datalink Networks, “In 2021 the shift into cloud computing and digital transformation will continue to accelerate for every company, and across all industries. Datalink Networks is a top provider of enterprise cloud services and will continue our strong commitment to Microsoft Gold competencies across multiple disciplines. We want our customers to trust us in the delivery of Microsoft Cloud technologies. “ 

By earning these competencies and maintaining the Gold Partner membership, Datalink Networks maintains the benefits from Microsoft. In addition to decreased licensing costs and lending greater discounts for end-users, clients will have a direct relationship with Microsoft, direct support, guaranteed response times, and the latest offerings and advancements. By working with a Microsoft Gold partner, customers can be confident that they are receiving IT help from the most knowledgeable and revered experts in the industry. 

Updated: Datalink Networks, your trusted Gold Partner!

About Datalink Networks     

Datalink Networks was founded in 1988 in Santa Clarita, CA. Datalink services schools and organizations across the country, specializing in providing IT Solutions in 4 key technology areas: cloud technology, cybersecurity, networking, and managed services. The Datalink Networks certified engineering team specializes in disaster recovery, network security, email security, Microsoft 365, and much more.