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WatServ Earns Advanced Specialization for Microsoft Windows Server and SQL Server Migration to Microsoft Azure


August 24, 2021

TORONTO, August 24, 2021 – WatServ announced today that it has earned the “Microsoft Windows Server and SQL Server Migration to Microsoft Azure” advanced specialization, demonstrating the company’s extensive experience and knowledge in migrating and optimizing Windows Server and SQL Server-based workloads to Microsoft Azure. 

This follows on the heels of WatServ’s achievement in May 2021 that saw it earn an advanced specialization for Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktop. 

To earn the achievement, WatServ was required to pass an intensive, third-party audit that evaluated all aspects of its Windows and SQL migration architecture and implementation practices, including the assessment, design, pilot, implementation and post-implementation phases. The company was also required to meet stringent criteria around competencies, customer success and staff skilling. Specifically, this meant that WatServ had to hold status as a Microsoft Gold Cloud Platform partner, as well as meeting the threshold requirements for employees having the Azure Administrator, Azure Data Engineer, and DevOps Engineer certifications. 

This achievement demonstrates WatServ’s adherence to the Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework foundations and protocols, which ensures a consistent methodology and process for Azure adoption aligned with customers’ expected outcomes. 

“This is the second advanced specialization that our team has earned from Microsoft in the past few months. Demanding and prestigious, the specialization confirms our proficiency – both from a technical and process standpoint – when it comes to cloud migration and optimization,” said WatServ’s CEO, Dave Lacey. “We’re committed to enabling modern, high-value cloud technology solutions for our clients and this is another way we’re demonstrating that.” 

Rodney Clark, Corporate Vice President, Global Partner Solutions, Channel Sales and Channel Chief at Microsoft added, “The Windows Server and SQL Server Migration to Microsoft Azure advanced specialization highlights the partners who can be viewed as most capable when it comes to migrating Windows-based workloads over to Azure. WatServ clearly demonstrated that they have both the skills and the experience to offer clients a path to successful migration so that they can start enjoying the benefits of being in the cloud.” 

WatServ is pursuing additional advanced specializations from Microsoft to expand its best-in-class expertise and services for its valued clients.  

See how your organization can realize the many benefits of cloud adoption by contacting WatServ.

Read the press release here.


WatServ is an IT solutions provider that helps organizations digitally transform through cloud technologies and managed services.

Serving clients as a trusted advisor since 2006, WatServ provides experience-tested, strategic solutions across all stages of the digital transformation journey. Clients choose WatServ to migrate infrastructure and applications to the cloud, secure critical data, implement disaster recovery, deploy virtual desktop, enable data-readiness for productivity solutions and manage IT environments.

Our clients span a broad range of industries, and we’re a global supplier of IT services for many Brookfield Portfolio Companies. To help our mid-size clients, we provide scalable offerings that simplify cloud adoption and drive business optimization. For enterprise clients, we co-create cloud solutions that enable stability and efficiency for complex IT tools and processes.

With more than 15 years of experience, WatServ has a track record of delivering quantifiable business results and a superior client experience. Ranked as one of Canada’s Top 100 Solution Providers for the last three years in a row, WatServ is always on.

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