April 11th, 2013 [Kemp] Microsoft Awards Kemp with Gold Communications Competency

Kemp demonstrates best-in-class competency and market leadership in support of key Microsoft workloads with its award winning LoadMaster load balancers and application delivery controllers

New York, N.Y.  – April 11, 2013 - Kemp Technologies today announced it has attained Gold Communications competency demonstrating a “best-in-class” ability and commitment to meet Microsoft customers’ evolving needs in today’s dynamic business environment and distinguishing itself within the top 1 percent of the Microsoft 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.

Kemp has a long history of partnering with Microsoft to deliver load balancing and application delivery solutions optimized for Microsoft workloads including Lync Server, Exchange, SharePoint, Remote Desktop, ADFS and others. Kemp’s load balancers and application delivery controllers are universally recognized for offering robust performance, a comprehensive feature set and ease of deployment.

Becoming Microsoft Communications certified means Kemp customers will be provided with the highest level of support from best-in-class technical experts. Gold status is known as the pinnacle of Microsoft certification and is held only by elite Microsoft partners. Kemp continues to go above and beyond customer expectations by supporting them with Microsoft communications solutions that can be integrated into their business strategy.

Supporting Quotes

Tim Quinn, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Kemp Technologies

  • "We are extremely pleased that Kemp has attained the status of Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. It not only reinforces our commitment to integrating Microsoft communications solutions into our expanding line of products and services but it demonstrates Kemp’s expertise to offer the high availability, high performance ADC solutions our customers are looking for.”

Jon Roskill, Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp.

  • “By achieving a gold competency, partners have demonstrated the highest, most consistent capability and commitment to the latest Microsoft technology. 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.”