Press Release: Extrinsica Global retains Microsoft Worldwide Hosting Partner of the Year Finalist Award

UK cloud delivery provider steals the show at Worldwide Partner Conference with customer case study showcase

WPC Toronto, 12 July 2016 – UK-based cloud solution provider, Extrinsica Global, today announced that it has been recognised by Microsoft as one of the top four cloud companies globally in the 2016 Microsoft Worldwide Hosting Partner of the Year Award, presented at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto. The award was just part of the company’s extensive involvement over the course of a hugely successful event. During which Extrinsica Global featured in a video that Scott Guthrie (Executive Vice President of Microsoft’s Cloud and Enterprise group) used in his Vision Keynote to showcase what Extrinsica Global has done for its customer, Key Forensics (KFS), as a powerful demonstration of the results that can be achieved with Extrinsica Global’s market offering combined with Microsoft Cloud. Nick Smith, Extrinsica Global’s CTO, was also invited to share on stage Extrinsica’ Global’s experience of being in the vanguard of Microsoft’s select group of partners, Cloud Solution Providers, which have been accredited to deliver solutions using Microsoft’s cloud technologies.

Extrinsica Global has now won the coveted Finalist Award in the Microsoft Worldwide Hosting Partner of the Year category for a second consecutive year. From a global field of top Microsoft partners and more than 2,500 entrants, including the industry’s data centre giants, Extrinsica Global was chosen for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology – with its KFS case study a vital determining factor for Microsoft judges. KFS provides forensic support for UK criminal investigations from burglaries through to murder and counter-terrorism – from the lab, crime-scene and courtroom. The company has mission critical 24/7 operations, tight deadlines and the highest levels of information security. For KFS, Extrinsica Global created a next-generation ‘Cloud Lab’, providing all of the applications and data access the business needs and high touch user support as an end-to-end fully managed service. KFS now has the highest levels of system availability, reduced risk and the ability to respond, flex and scale as required – enabling KFS to focus completely on the role it plays in keeping the public safe.

“We are honoured to recognise Extrinsica Global as this year’s finalist of the 2016 Microsoft Worldwide Hosting Partner of the Year award,” said Gavriella Schuster, general manager, Worldwide Partner Group, Microsoft Corp. “Extrinsica Global is a prime example of the excellent talent we see in our Microsoft partner community to deliver innovative and transformative solutions to our mutual customers.”

“For a small young company from the UK, it’s a great honour to have Microsoft shine such a bright light on our business,” said Extrinsica Global CEO, Simon Smith. “Not just with the award, but using our services to customers like Key Forensic Services as an example of the future of the cloud market in this kind of forum in front of so many people. It’s something that companies 100 times our size would love to have. Having started this company ten years ago, as one of the earliest pioneers in cloud application delivery, it’s incredibly rewarding to see our hard work recognised in such a high profile fashion. In a cloud market that is accelerating at breakneck speed, we have supreme confidence in our ability to deliver cloud solutions that help transform businesses and their industries. We hope that WPC, a great event for us, will be the stepping stone for more success to come.”