March 6, 2012 – DiscountASP.NET today announced it has renewed the Gold Hosting competency, demonstrating a “best-in-class” ability and commitment to meet Microsoft Corp. customers’ evolving needs in today’s dynamic business environment and distinguishing itself within the top 1 percent of Microsoft’s partner ecosystem.
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 (along with implementing a yearly customer satisfaction study), meet a revenue commitment (for most gold competencies), and pass technology and/or sales assessments.
DiscountASP.NET provides two types of hosting solutions for .NET developers. First, DiscountASP.NET offers cutting-edge ASP.NET web hosting on the latest Windows stack. Second, DiscountASP.NET offers a SaaS solution for source control with Team Foundation Server (TFS) hosting. DiscountASP.NET offers their hosting solutions in datacenters located in the USA and Europe.
“This Microsoft Gold Hosting competency showcases our expertise in and commitment to Microsoft developers and demonstrates our deep knowledge of Microsoft and its products,” said Takeshi Eto, VP Marketing and Business Development at DiscountASP.NET. “We will continue to expand and innovate to bring next-generation hosting services for Microsoft developers and developer teams.”
“By achieving a gold competency, partners have demonstrated the highest, most consistent capability and commitment to the latest Microsoft technology,” said Jon Roskill, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. “These partners have a deep expertise that puts them in the top 1 percent of our partner ecosystem, and their proficiency will help customers drive innovative solutions on the latest Microsoft technology.”
Attaining the Hosting competency is exclusively for partners that specialize in hosting solutions and maintain their own datacenters or act as a reseller or agency of services hosted by Microsoft, providing agreed-upon service levels and customized hosted offerings and consulting for common customer scenarios. Equipped with exclusive training, the latest software and support, partners help customers offset the cost of maintaining critical business applications with scalable hosting solutions. The Microsoft Partner Network helps partners strengthen their capabilities to showcase leadership in the marketplace on the latest technology, to better serve customers and, with 640,000 Microsoft partners in their ecosystem, to easily connect with one of the most active, diverse networks in the world.
DiscountASP.NET is an innovative leader in hosting solutions for .NET developers, focused on providing the best value in ASP.NET web hosting and Team Foundation Server hosting in the USA and Europe. DiscountASP.NET is also a member of the Visual Studio Industry Partner program. Through strong word-of-mouth and their commitment to .NET developers, DiscountASP.NET has become the choice for affordable enterprise-class ASP.NET web hosting and TFS hosting. For more information, visit www.DiscountASP.NET
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