Lucidity achieves Microsoft Gold Partner status

February 26, 2015

Lucidity today announced it has attained Microsoft’s Gold Hosting competency, which demonstrates a best-in-class ability and commitment to customer service and the best in hosting solutions.

Colin Williams, General Manager at Lucidity, says the company is proud of the achievement as earning Gold Competency in hosting requires a substantial ongoing commitment to technical training in the latest Microsoft technology, continued education of staff and commitment to continuous improvement. 

“We have made a significant investment in our people and our customers in order to take Lucidity to the next level. Achieving Gold Hosting Status reflects our expertise and commitment to operating as a professional and forward looking hosting company,” says Williams.“With over a decade of leadership in application hosting on the Windows platform, Lucidity holds a longstanding reputation in the industry of being early adopters of new technologies. Lucidity was a world leader in deploying Hyper-v within a hosting environment, and has developed and operates New Zealand’s only true Lync hosting platform. We are now leading with Office365 and Azure integrated solutions.”

Unlike other IT companies that have been threatened by Office365 and Azure, Williams says Lucidity has embraced these technologies and adapted by incorporating into its core product set. This unique approach has further been recognised by the recent announcement of Lucidity as a finalist in the Microsoft Partner Awards. “The uptake of Microsoft cloud solutions is widespread and accelerating, hosting companies have to differentiate and adapt to stay relevant. Our hosting experience has made it easy for us to offer solutions based on Office365 and Azure; both our Lync and Managed Desktop solutions both integrate seamlessly with Office365 and deliver a great end-user experience."

Brent Kendrick, Microsoft New Zealand’s Director for SMB and Partners, warmly congratulated Lucidity on achieving the competency level, which he says puts the company in the top 1 percent of the global Microsoft partner ecosystem. “In New Zealand, Lucidity is now one of a very small number of hosting partners that has achieved the high standard required for Gold level partner status. We affirm the great work the team has done in reaching this level and look forward to working with them as they continue to help customers achieve more, through uniquely tailored hybrid cloud solutions."

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