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The importance of trust and transparency in your cloud partners

Chris Parker,

Vice President of Microsoft Alliance

Published: October 25, 2022

Most digital transformation strategies fall into three categories: ahead of the game, catching up, or stalled/underutilized. And while cloud technology is now essentially the status quo—with 69% of companies accelerating their cloud journeys in 2022—it’s time to turn the focus toward optimizing these investments. 

To do so, enterprise leaders are turning to cloud partners to gain visibility and control. In this digital-first era, where trust and transparency are critical, leaders look for ways to accelerate growth and performance without compromising innovation. Companies that use Microsoft’s suite of products and services realize that to drive value and outperform competitors, they need to tap into the platform's full potential to control their data. And they are turning to Virtusa to solve complex transformation challenges quickly and effectively.

With a proven track record in data migration, modernization, and monetization, Microsoft and Virtusa are helping unlock transformative business outcomes. Both sides of the partnership bring unique perspectives and capabilities that complement each other. The result? Reduced complexity, better overall performance with security and compliance at the forefront, and modernized workplaces on cutting-edge technology. Let’s look at the foundation of the partnership to explore what’s possible.

Understanding complexity with first-hand experience 

Founded in 1975, it wasn’t until 2014 that Microsoft shifted to the cloud, with a massive internal workload of 60,000 on-prem servers. The technology corporation's largest migration ever conducted was their own—arguably, it was the most complex. With over 95% of Fortune 500 companies using Microsoft Azure, it’s a trusted and globally ubiquitous tool. Virtusa’s expertise with Microsoft is two-sided: as a customer and strategic go-to-market partner with years of experience and thousands of successful migrations. 

Reimagining business with confidence

When shifting to the cloud - or optimizing operations – the ‘why’ has never been clearer. Digital transformation can reduce security and compliance issues, minimize expenses and operational costs, streamline redundant processes, and help enterprises scale for growth. In today’s highly competitive business landscape, cloud migration is no longer a ‘nice-to-have’ but fundamental. Once enterprises choose to move to Microsoft Azure, they need a partner to double down on the ‘how,’ and that’s where Virtusa comes in.  We bring migration and modernization to life with our deep domain expertise, proprietary tools, frameworks, and accelerators. By anticipating pitfalls and challenges in advance of impact, our team of experts accelerates the process while maximizing ROI. 

Finding the right-sized partner with deep engineering roots

Virtusa's history is deeply rooted in engineering – it’s part of our DNA — unlike our consultancy-born competitors. Paired with a deep tool repository and industry expertise across banking and financial services, healthcare and life sciences, telco, media, and high-tech markets, we bring new thinking to the Azure platform. As a smaller global firm, we are nimble and agile—we quickly get in front of customer demands to unlock value throughout the cloud journey and beyond.

The fabric of any strong partnership is trust and transparency. Piggybacking on the foundation of our alliance with Microsoft, we focus on building and maintaining solid relationships where technology and customer experience are perfectly aligned. By doing so, we are helping leading enterprises develop agile systems that perform at speed and scale, with innovation at the core. Ready to take control of your cloud? Schedule a meeting with our team of experts today! Click here.

This blog is the first in a new series on “Reimaging Your Business with Confidence.” 

Chris Parker

Chris Parker

Vice President of Microsoft Alliance

Chris Parker leads Virtusa’s Microsoft Alliance, helping clients get maximum value from technologies like Azure Cloud Services. She worked in sales leadership roles at Microsoft for nearly six years before moving into the solution provider/system integrator sector in 2017. 

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