Sparkhound Receives Microsoft Cloud Infrastructure Award

September 27, 2016

Cloud Infrastructure Partner of the Year for the South Central District Awarded to Sparkhound

IRVING, Texas – September 27, 2016 – Sparkhound, a Microsoft Gold Partner specializing in consulting and technology solutions, today announced it has been awarded “Cloud Infrastructure Partner of the Year” by Microsoft for the South Central District which includes Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. The award further acknowledges Sparkhound’s commitment to implementing and supporting innovative cloud strategies built on Microsoft’s robust cloud infrastructure ecosystem.

The award comes as a result of Sparkhound’s work with several key Fortune 500 and 1000 clients: an international oil and gas exploration company, a global retailer, and industrial supply firm. In each of these cases, Sparkhound led the planning phase and executed the large scale business workload migrations to the cloud for thousands of users. Specific technologies deployed and integrated were Office 365, OneDrive for Business, Azure AD Connect, Azure Site Recovery and Backup, and SharePoint in Azure.  

“Microsoft has recognized the innovation and meaningful impact that our solutions provide to clients. Congratulations to our team of talented consulting and technology professionals for earning this award. Their dedication to creating value manifests itself in every client solution and I am quite proud of what we can accomplish together,” stated Shawn Usher, CEO of Sparkhound LLC. 

“Microsoft’s Partner of the Year Award winners represent the most innovative and transformative work being done across our partner community,” said Stephen Boyle, Vice President, U.S. Partner Group, Microsoft Corp. “It is important to recognize and celebrate the value and opportunity these solutions create for our mutual customers. We congratulate Sparkhound on this tremendous achievement.” 

The award announcement coincides with Sparkhound’s recent strategic alignment with Microsoft’s Cloud Solutions Provider (CSP – 1 Tier) program enabling a new series of bundled offerings which include Sparkhound’s 24x7 Managed Services. Sparkhound also recently announced the acquisition of Bloom Consulting and Project Management Group’s Application Development Division, and an office expansion in Birmingham, AL. The 200-person company operates locations in Baton Rouge, LA, Dallas and Houston, TX. 

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