RESTON, Va., Dec. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), a FORTUNE® 500 science and technology leader, today announced it has attained a Microsoft gold competency in Cloud Platform. The company also has Microsoft competencies in Application Development, Small and Mid-Market Cloud Solutions, and Data Center. This achievement underscores Leidos' ability to provide sustainable cloud solutions for customers. Leidos achieved the competency by demonstrating a "best-in-class" ability and commitment to meet Microsoft Corp. customers' evolving needs in today's mobile-first, cloud-first world and distinguishing itself within Microsoft's partner ecosystem.
The Microsoft Partner Network helps companies showcase leadership in the marketplace on the latest cloud technologies. As a Microsoft Gold Partner, Leidos will better serve customers by allowing them to easily connect with one of the most active, diverse networks in the world. Leidos received gold for the Cloud Platform competency, which allows the company to help customers modernize their infrastructure, migrate applications and data to the cloud, and build analytics solutions on data platforms in the cloud.
To earn a Microsoft gold competency, partners must successfully complete exams (resulting in Microsoft Certified Professionals) to prove their level of technology expertise, and then designate these certified professionals uniquely to one Microsoft competency, ensuring a certain level of staffing capacity. They also must submit customer references that demonstrate successful projects, meet a performance (revenue and or consumption/usage) commitment (for most gold competencies), and pass technology and/or sales assessments.
Leidos has proven performance deploying customer cloud solutions on Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Office 365, experience managing customer's mission-critical environments, and a strong team of trained and certified technical consultants.
"At Leidos, we have a solid track record of helping modernize an organization's enterprise IT and cloud operations," said Steve Hull, Leidos Chief Information Officer. "Achieving Microsoft Gold Partner competency allows us to enhance our customer's digital strategy by fully leveraging the power of cloud to ensure the best solution is secured and delivered to meet our customer's unique requirements and solutions – driving exceptional mission success."
Gavriella Schuster, corporate vice president, One Commercial Partner (OCP) at Microsoft Corp. said, "By achieving a Gold competency, partners have demonstrated the highest, most consistent capability and commitment to the latest Microsoft technology. These partners have a deep expertise that puts them in the top of our partner ecosystem, and their proficiency will help customers drive innovative solutions."
For more information on Leidos cloud services, visit www.Leidos.com/cloud.
Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 32,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.17 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2017. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
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