iOCO has been named the AWS Microsoft Workloads Partner of the Year for 2020.

Each year, AWS honours members of the AWS Partner Network (APN) who are leaders in the channel and play key roles in helping customers drive innovation and build solutions on Amazon Web Services (AWS). These awards recognise excellence, with iOCO’s award reflecting the company’s capabilities in assisting customers migrate their Microsoft workloads to AWS.

iOCO secured the Microsoft Windows Competency in January, becoming the first African AWS partner to gain the competency. The iOCO team has eleven out of the possible 12 certifications that AWS offers in their area of expertise, including Foundational, Associate, Professional and Specialty level certifications.

“We are honoured to receive this award, and are pleased that our commitment to providing exceptional solutions to AWS customers is being recognised. We have focused on growing the certifications and skills in our AWS practice to ensure that we can provide the most effective solutions to meet any customer’s needs,” says Richard Vester, cluster executive: cloud and security at iOCO.

“Achieving the AWS Microsoft Workloads Competency differentiates us in the market, highlighting our deep AWS expertise and our ability to seamlessly deliver solutions on AWS. We have helped dozens of organisations modernise their Windows workloads and applications to achieve cost optimisation and operational efficiency over the past year, and are looking forward to helping even more companies gain all the business benefits AWS offers in 2021.”

The AWS Microsoft Workloads Competency serves AWS customers who seek to select the most qualified partners for deploying Microsoft workloads on AWS. The competency indicates that the partner has validated technical capabilities and demonstrated success in helping customers migrate, manage, or deploy Microsoft Workloads to AWS.

“We are proud to be recognised by AWS for our expertise in migrating and modernising Windows workloads on the cloud, and will continue investing into our AWS capabilities to ensure our customers always have access to the best solutions and advice to maximise on their cloud investments,” Vester concludes.