S3 Helps Customers Embrace the Cloud through Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider Program
The Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider program allows S3 to provide direct billing, sell combined offers and services, as well as directly provision, manage and support Microsoft cloud offerings.
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom — July 14th, 2015 — S3 Consulting Ltd, a leading Smart Infrastructure Solutions and Service Provider and Microsoft go to partner for cross platform hybrid cloud solutions, today announced its participation in the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider program (CSP). The program allows partners to address customer IT needs across productivity, infrastructure and CRM with Office 365, Microsoft Intune, Enterprise Mobility Suite, Microsoft Azure and CRM Online. The program is designed to strengthen customer relationships and expand cloud sales opportunities by enabling partners to own and control the customer billing, sell integrated offers and services in a single package, as well as directly provision, manage and support products and services.
Starting today S3 owns the complete customer lifecycle, allowing it to easily sell Microsoft cloud services and help customers realize the benefits of the cloud by owning the entire billing process and directly managing support. S3 has joined the program as a 1-Tier partner, selling Microsoft cloud services directly to customers. 1-Tier includes partners with broad market reach, a 24/7 technical support relationship with their customers as well as direct ownership of the billing.
“We’ve been helping customers assess their cloud options for over 7 years and in the last 12 months are seeing a huge increase in serious adoption of cloud technologies such as Office 365 and Azure,” said Chris Bullock, CEO. “Joining the Cloud Solution Provider program allows us to build stronger relationships with our customers and provide them with the best cloud solutions to propel their business.”
“Through the Cloud Solution Provider program we work closely with our hosting partners to deliver flexible solutions that combine Microsoft technologies with partner expertise and services,” said Aziz Benmalek, vice president, Worldwide Hosting and Cloud Services at Microsoft Corp. “This opens up massive opportunities for partners to package their solutions with Microsoft cloud offerings and provides customers with a custom roadmap to the cloud.”
S3’s vFlex™ Cloud solution, powered by Azure and facilitated by our membership in the Microsoft CSP program, enable us to help you evolve your data centre to embrace the flexibility of cloud and drive down costs with tried and tested private, public, hybrid and co-location cloud solutions delivering anything from a test environment to backup or disaster recovery right through to seasonal workload bursting or even a full blown private vFlex datacentre.
S3 are a Smart Infrastructure Solutions & Service Provider. We believe in harnessing the right technology to deliver innovative solutions, build solid business cases and ensure the smooth transition of new technology to enable your organisation to grow whilst reducing risk and maximising investment.
S3 were born when the clouds were just forming, established 11 years ago to focus on building private, on premise, cloud solutions based on virtualisation technology and growing to incorporate software defined infrastructure solutions that deliver value across an entire organisation. Since 2008 S3 has had a cloud and mobile strategy that has evolved with technology, tools, market readiness and customer needs and today we are advising some of the largest and best known organisations from public sector and not for profit to financial services and media organisations and some of the largest global manufacturers on how best to leverage the huge opportunity that is presented by the cloud.