3 Reasons why Partners Choose Microsoft for Customer Journeys to the Cloud

Hello!  I’m Kevin McCuistion, Director of Partner programs in Microsoft’s Server and Cloud marketing team.  My team helps deliver programs like the Hyper-V Cloud Practice Builder, Hyper-V Cloud Service Provider program, and Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track.  One of the most exciting parts of my job is working with partners to help them design and deploy new Microsoft virtualization and cloud solutions.  As a result, growing numbers of systems integrators, service providers, and resellers are delivering and operating Microsoft-based private cloud engagements. 

Here are 3 reasons why partners choose Microsoft for their customer journeys to the cloud:

1. We provide tools and resources to help partners build expertise – starting with the Virtualization competency, they can grow their practices as we continue to deliver cloud-focused training
2. We provide resources to help registered partners build demand – they can find exclusive resources from the Microsoft Partner Marketing Center to help generate sales leads  
3. We help partners boost revenue and increase value for customers – gold competency partners can enroll in the Management & Virtualization Solution Incentive Program

I’m really excited to report that IDC shows Hyper-V winning almost 21 points of share in the first 11 quarters since it launched (Source: IDC WW Quarterly Server Virtualization Tracker, December 2010). 

We’re also seeing some great examples of partners driving customer success at companies like Urban Lending Solutions

Partners – I encourage you to take a look at our Hyper-V Cloud partner offerings to see how you can ramp up to help your customers with their move to the cloud.