Microsoft Competencies

Atomic Data Achieves Microsoft Gold Application Development and Cloud Platform—Hosting Competencies and Silver Collaboration and Content and Data Center Competencies

Atomic Data demonstrates best-in-class capability and market leadership through demonstrated technology success and customer commitment.

Minneapolis, MN — February 22, 2018 — Atomic Data, today announced it has attained Gold Application Development and Cloud Platform—Hosting competencies, and Silver Collaboration and Content, and Data Center competencies, demonstrating a “best-in-class” ability and commitment to meet Microsoft Corp. customers’ evolving needs in today’s mobile-first, cloud-first world and distinguishing itself within 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, meet a performance (revenue and or consumption/usage) commitment (for most gold competencies), and pass technology and/or sales assessments. For gold competencies, partners must also implement a yearly customer satisfaction study and, for many competencies, meet a revenue commitment.

Atomic Data’s mission is to make IT serve the needs of business. For nearly 20 years, they’ve delivered custom solutions to hundreds of clients. That’s because they work to understand their client’s business, then create custom IT solutions that meet their needs and are Safe, Simple, and Smart™. 

Now, with expert engineers and constant innovation, they’ve evolved into a full-service IT shop specializing in unmatched client satisfaction. Over this period of evolution, they have seen fast, yet sustainable growth, adding 150+ employees, 8 different verticals of technology, and a continuing dedication to non-profit giving. As an active member of the community, they are dedicated to giving back to the area that has allowed them to flourish. Today, Atomic Data provides IT services to hundreds of organizations around the corner and around the globe. 

“The Microsoft Gold Application Development and Cloud Platform-Hosting competencies showcase our proven expertise in today’s technology market and demonstrate our knowledge of Microsoft and its products,” said Mark Gamm, Director of Systems Engineering and Software Development. “Our plan is to accelerate our customers’ success by serving as a trusted partner and technology advisor for their business demands. As these demands change, we will continue to add to our suite of certifications and core competencies.”

“By achieving a Gold competency, partners have demonstrated the highest, most consistent capability and commitment to the latest Microsoft technology,” said Gavriella Schuster, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. “These partners have a deep expertise that puts them in the top of our partner ecosystem, and their proficiency will help customers drive innovative solutions.”

Application Development

Earning the Application Development competency helps partners differentiate themselves as a trusted expert to their customers through development and deployment of commercial or custom applications built using core Microsoft technologies like Windows Server and Windows 8 operating systems, the Windows Azure platform, Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 development system, Microsoft BizTalk Server and emerging cloud-based and web business models. By gaining access to a comprehensive set of benefits through the Application Development competency, partners can acquire new customers and help them be more productive and profitable through deployment of business applications, advanced web portals or rich client user interfaces that run on premises or in the cloud.

Cloud Platform

The Cloud Platform competency is designed for partners to capitalize on the growing demand for infrastructure and software as a service (SaaS) solutions built on Microsoft Azure. Differentiate your company with the Cloud Platform competency, and you will be eligible for Signature Cloud Support, Azure deployment planning services, Azure sponsored credit, direct partner support, eligibility to deploy certain on-premises, internal use software on Microsoft Azure, and access to the cloud platform roadmap.

The Microsoft Partner Network helps partners strengthen their capabilities to showcase leadership in the marketplace on the latest technology, to better serve customers and to easily connect with one of the most active, diverse networks in the world.

Collaboration and Content

The Collaboration and Content competency recognizes partners delivering SharePoint solutions that help companies share, collaborate, and improve productivity. Differentiate your company with this competency and receive access to valuable SharePoint training for your IT professionals and developers, support, internal use software licenses to build your solutions, and incentives.

Data Center

The Datacenter competency recognizes partners who are transforming data centers into more flexible, scalable, and cost effective solutions. Partners can deepen customer relationships by becoming a provider of Private Cloud, Management, and Virtualization Deployment Planning Services. Differentiate your company with this competency and receive access to internal use software licenses, technical and presales support, training for your IT professionals, incentives, and access to the Microsoft Partner server and cloud site with exclusive content and resources to help you win new deals to deliver projects successfully.

About Atomic Data

Atomic Data is a Minneapolis-based IT solutions provider delivering sophisticated, custom tailored IT solutions to companies large and small, single site or multinational, in-house or in the cloud. Atomic Data works with your IT department or acts as your IT department to design, equip, and maintain the solutions for today’s challenging IT environments. Atomic Data's areas of expertise include: IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, The Atomic Cloud® private virtualization, data center colocation, disaster recovery consulting, private connectivity, 24x7 network monitoring and Service Desk support, on-site support, custom software development, voice solutions and web hosting. For more information, visit