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Microsoft Azure Specialist for Software companies in NZ & Australia


Microsoft has today released the names of Microsoft Partners who meet the requirements of the Azure Specialist for ISV program, a new initiative from Microsoft for their latest FY21 fiscal year.

The stringent requirements for entry to the program are based on technical expertise and demonstrable experience migrating and managing Software companies at scale on Microsoft Azure, and developing strong Go-To-Market relationships with Microsoft.

Globally, only 35 partners have been named, including Parallo. We cover New Zealand, Australia and APAC countries.

Symon Thurlow, Parallo CEO and Co-founder, said: “We’ve spent six years growing and developing our ISV and SaaS business on Microsoft Azure with Microsoft as our strategic partner, so we are delighted at this global recognition of our skills and experience. Software companies are all about innovation and right now our economy needs innovation more than ever, so this achievement confirms to any Software companies looking to optimise and scale globally that Parallo are the right partner to work with them on that journey.”

“More than 40 of our SaaS customers leverage the power of Microsoft Azure as a global cloud platform. In terms of performance, cost management and security we believe it’s the clear leader. We also enable them to understand the vast range of benefits available from becoming part of the global Microsoft ecosystem, as it’s the most complete partner support system in the market today.”

“As New Zealand and Australia’s only exclusively ISV focused Microsoft Partner, we’ve been tempted on occasion to add corporate and enterprise market segments to our portfolio. We’ve found however that working with ISV’s is personally very rewarding, as we have a material positive impact on their bottom line by enabling them to innovate and grow faster. This comes across in our passion for the sector, translating in to consistently high NPS scores across our customers. For this reason, we remain ISV focused, while bringing more value to our ISV partners, such as enhanced Security Services."

“We congratulate the other 34 global Microsoft Partners, and look forward to accelerating ISV growth with Microsoft across Australia and New Zealand.”

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