Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) March 22, 2006 –-
VIA USA today announced it has attained Gold Certified status in the Microsoft Partner Program, with a core competency in Networking Infrastructure Solutions and Advanced Infrastructure Solutions. Gold certification status is the highest level a partner can achieve with Microsoft, and VIA received the certification due to their demonstrated expertise in Microsoft technologies and proven ability to meet customers’ needs.
VIA USA is an Internet solutions specialist focused on providing complex hosting solutions directly to customers or through channels. As a partner with Microsoft for more than ten years, Georgia-based VIA has become a globally-known, single source provider for the entire Internet solution.
“Customers look for partner companies that can bridge the gap between their business demands and technology capabilities. They need to trust in someone that can act as an expert adviser for their long-term strategic technology plans. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners, which have certified expertise and direct training and support from Microsoft, can build a positive customer experience with our technologies,” said Allison Watson, vice president, Worldwide Partner Sales and Marketing, Microsoft Corporation.
VIA USA’s Certification came through two competencies. Networking Infrastructure is the competency that demonstrates technology solutions based on either the Microsoft Windows Server™ 2003 or Windows® 2000 Server operating system, with a particular focus on the Microsoft Small Business Server 2000 and the Windows Small Business Server 2003. The second competency, Advanced Infrastructure, focuses on the ability to prove expertise in designing and/or implementing complex infrastructure solutions such as Active Directory®-based and Microsoft Integration Server design and deployment solutions, or Microsoft Exchange Server migration or deployment solutions.
About Microsoft Partner Program
The Microsoft Partner Program was launched in December 2003 and represents Microsoft’s ongoing commitment to the success of partners worldwide. The program offers a single, integrated partnering framework that recognizes partner expertise and rewards the total impact that partners have in the technology marketplace.
About VIA USA
VIA USA is one of the oldest Microsoft hosting companies in existence today, having served the Microsoft hosting community for more than a decade. The company provides a full range of Internet-based solutions focused on small to medium businesses. VIA USA is a fully owned subsidiary of the Clara.net Group, the UK’s largest non-telco ISP and serves customers in 85 countries around the globe.