When it came time to embrace the public cloud, Extrinsica Global did its own market analysis, and decided to engage with just one hyperscale company to avoid the overhead associated with dealing with multiple, multinational companies.
“It became rapidly apparent that Microsoft had the best enterprise cloud strategy and would emerge as the pre-eminent B2B hyperscale cloud provider, in large part due to its heritage in Enterprise software,” added Smith.
In 2017, Extrinsica Global became the first Microsoft partner to migrate all its customer solution workloads to Microsoft Azure, migrating over 30 complex solutions in just four months. Now, Microsoft Azure is the core component of all its cloud solutions.
Extrinsic Global was one of a handful of companies Microsoft selected globally to be on the Azure CSP Early Adopter Program and is now both a Direct and Indirect CSP. It has also been recognized as a Microsoft Worldwide Hosting Partner of the Year finalist in 2015, 2016, 2017 for the ground-breaking work it has done with Microsoft cloud technologies.
“From the start, we saw the potential of Extrinsica Global and have collaborated closely ever since. Over the past three years alone they’ve grown over 200% as a successful CSP,” says Mark Rice, Microsoft General Manager, Managed Services Providers. “Their first-hand experience moving solution workloads from legacy infrastructures to Azure puts them in a great position to help our mutual customers transform and benefit from the innovative services and opportunities on the Azure platform.”
The Azure CSP program is a global initiative at Microsoft that targets service providers interested in migrating workloads from their data centers to Azure. Microsoft provides all the required services, tools, and trainings to help ensure the transition to Azure is efficient and repeatable for partners. The Azure CSP product portfolio includes Office 365, Dynamics 365, Enterprise Mobility and Security, Azure, and other Microsoft online services for business.