Summit 7 Becomes One of the Only Government Cloud-Focused Managed Service Providers to Receive Azure Expert MSP Designation

    Summit 7 achieves Azure Expert MSP designation, showcasing unmatched expertise in government cloud solutions, tailored to defense contractors' needs for proactive security and compliance.

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    Huntsville, Ala. - Summit 7, a leading compliance and managed IT solutions provider for defense contractors, is excited to announce its designation as an Azure Expert Managed Service Provider (MSP).

    S7 Azure Expert MSP LargerTo become an Azure Expert MSP, Summit 7 participated in rigorous assessment procedures and demonstrated the highest level of expertise in Microsoft cloud services and Microsoft Azure capabilities.

    “Achieving this milestone puts Summit 7 in very rare company,” said Jason Batchelor, CIO of Summit 7. “Only a few organizations in the world have earned this designation. Summit 7 is one of the only Azure Expert MSP organizations focused on the US Government Cloud.”

    Julie Sanford, Vice President of Partner GTM, Programs and Experiences at Microsoft added, "The Microsoft Azure Expert MSP program recognizes partners that have invested in building and delivering next-generation managed service capabilities. Summit7 has demonstrated the necessary expertise, and we welcome the company to the Azure Expert MSP program."

    This achievement designates:

    Unmatched Expertise: Summit 7 invested two years of planning and execution to become an Azure Expert MSP, and maintaining the status will require an annual 3rd party audit. Their team was required to pass dozens of high-level individual Microsoft certifications to qualify. As a result, Summit 7’s clients will be receiving the highest standard of Azure support and solutions available on the market.

    Tailored Solutions: As defense contractors adapt to the unique challenges facing the Defense Industrial Base and work to stand out from their competitors to win more contracts, having top-of-their-field experts on the team is crucial. This designation equips Summit 7 with the skills necessary to develop custom-fit Azure solutions for organizations seeking beyond compliance to cutting-edge innovation.

    Proactive Security and Compliance: The DoD is going to great lengths to ensure anyone handling their data is compliant: the CMMC rule directs contractors that their MSP/MSSPs must meet or exceed their level of compliance, and FedRAMP has now clarified that contractors are on the hook for their Cloud Service Provider’s (CSP) FedRAMP compliance. Summit 7’s Azure Expert MSP designation ensures clients that the data they are stewarding is safe with both their MSP and their Cloud Service Provider.

    Summit 7 is a Microsoft AOSG Partner for the Government Cloud and takes pride in having only US persons supporting clients. Becoming an Azure Expert MSP sets Summit 7 further apart as a cutting-edge compliance and managed IT service provider that empowers government organizations to thrive in the digital era.

    About Summit 7

    Summit 7 is a national leader in cybersecurity, compliance and managed services for the Aerospace and Defense industry and corporate enterprises. Summit 7's Microsoft Cloud solutions have led the way in meeting compliance regulations for the DIB regarding CMMC, DFARS, NIST 800-171, ITAR, and CUI data. Summit 7 is privately held and headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama.

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