SMX obtains an advanced specialization for Windows Server and


HERNDON, Va., June 02, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SMX, a Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ Recognized Visionary for Next-Generation Cloud Solutions, is pleased to announce it has earned another Microsoft Azure Advanced Specialization: Windows Server and SQL Server Migration.

Microsoft reserves this designation for partners who adhere to strict criteria regarding customer success and delivery of Windows Server and SQL Server migration to Azure. Delivery should use Azure Cloud Adoption Framework and DevOps practices to ensure consistent and repeatable experiences.

Rick Kelly, SMX Vice President of Cloud Center of Excellence, said, “SMX is proud to be recognized for the Windows-based workloads we run with our customers. This achievement confirms that SMX is an experienced and trusted partner that customers rely on with confidence to accelerate their cloud journey to the Azure platform.

As enterprises seek to modernize their applications and take full advantage of the benefits that cloud computing can provide, the paths for migrating and modernizing to the cloud are more important than ever. Earning this certification from Microsoft further validates SMX’s ability to assess, plan, and migrate a customer’s existing workloads to the cloud.

Rodney Clark, Corporate Vice President, Global Partner Solutions, Channel Sales and Head of Channel at Microsoft, added, “The Windows Server and SQL Server to Microsoft Azure Migration Advanced Specialization highlights partners who can be considered to be the most knowledgeable when it comes to Windows migration. Azure-based workloads. SMX has clearly demonstrated that they have both the skills and the experience to provide customers with a path to a successful migration so they can start enjoying the benefits of being in the cloud.

Learn more about how SMX operates and manages dozens of enterprise cloud and web properties on Microsoft Azure at

About SMX
SMX, an OceanSound Partners company, is a leader in next-generation cloud, C5ISR, and advanced engineering and computing solutions operating near customers in the United States and around the world. SMX provides scalable and secure solutions combined with the mission expertise needed to accelerate results for the Department of Defense, Intelligence Community, Public Sector, Fortune 1000, and other public and private sector customers. For more information on our solutions, please visit

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