Microsoft’s Advanced Specializations, Hitachi Solutions’ Experienced Team, and Your Cloud Security

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You are hopefully already familiar with the value of working with a Microsoft partner that has earned an Advanced Specialization from Microsoft – and if not, read my blog that breaks down the Anatomy of a Microsoft Partner.

With that baseline understanding, let’s layer in why Microsoft continues to invest in supporting customers to identify the most trusted partners and advisors in the Microsoft ecosystem. As the security landscape continues to evolve, it’s ever more important to work with a partner who has proven experience providing comprehensive security solutions. With the power of cloud computing expanding, connecting our devices and all our data, customers require a partner that can work with the most challenging cases, where the highest levels of quality and responsibility are required, and has demonstrated proven ability to deliver. That is why Microsoft invests in partner programs that are intentionally exclusive and harder to achieve — so customers know they are working with the best partner to safeguard their business.

In this era of cloud transformation, our customers are facing increasingly complex environments and need the right partner to guide their security strategy. Our Hitachi Solutions’ team has achieved not one, but three, Microsoft Security advanced specializations: Hybrid Security, Identity and Access Management, and Threat Protection. These achievements are a validation of our capabilities – and our track record – in successfully supporting our customers in implementing leading-edge security systems based on Azure.

These designations attest to the skills and the expertise of Hitachi Solutions’ technical teams to continuously and reliably implement Microsoft Cloud services. Our team is on a never-ending cycle expanding our knowledge on cutting-edge solutions to bring strategic guidance to our customers’ digital transformation initiatives.

Here’s a look at our advanced specializations in the security realm:

Hybrid Cloud Security

The advanced specialization for hybrid security confirms Hitachi Solutions’ deep technical knowledge and capabilities to deliver cloud-based security solutions that protect data whether it is hosted on-premises or in multi-clouds, all while safeguarding your servers and networks.

Identity and Access Management

The Identity and Access Management advanced specialization was awarded due to Hitachi’s demonstrated expertise and experience deploying Microsoft Identity workloads with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). As the organizational barriers blur between who is in and out of your network, our specialized skills can help you manage identities not only for employees, but also for external partners, suppliers, distributors, and even consumers and customers.

Threat Protection

Threat protection is all about proactively protecting and monitoring the security of IP and customer data to safeguard your business. The Threat Protection advanced specialization recognizes our validated technical capabilities in deploying Microsoft Threat Protection, Microsoft Cloud App Security, or Azure Sentinel workloads.

In addition to our advanced security designations, Hitachi Solutions has also been awarded several advanced Azure-related specializations in:

Analytics on Microsoft Azure

The Analytics on Microsoft Azure advanced specialization validates Hitachi Solutions’ deep experience in planning and delivering analytics solutions in Microsoft Azure, enabling customers to build transformative and secure analytical solutions at an enterprise scale. It includes the following Microsoft analytics solutions: Azure Synapse Analytics, Azure Data Lake, Azure Data Factory, and Azure Databricks.

Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop

The Virtual Desktop specialization recognizes Hitachi Solutions’ implementation of cloud adoption best practices for deploying, scaling, and securing virtual desktop infrastructure on Azure, including effective remote working environments. The recognition also includes acknowledgment of Hitachi Solutions’ ability to conduct well-architected reviews of customer workloads as part of the deployment.

Migration to Windows SQL

To achieve the Windows Server and SQL Server Migration to Microsoft Azure advanced specialization, we’ve demonstrated deep knowledge, extensive experience, and proven success in migrating Windows Server and SQL Server-based production workloads to Microsoft Azure. The designation also notes excellent work with infrastructure modernization and innovation

Modernization of Web App to Microsoft Azure

This advanced specialization was awarded for expertise in migrating and modernizing web-based application workloads and services in Azure. To receive the designation, Hitachi Solutions demonstrated deep knowledge, extensive experience, and proven success in migrating and deploying production web application workloads, applying DevOps, and managing app services.

Hitachi Solutions is 100% focused on Microsoft solutions and technologies. As Microsoft continues to invest in building advanced specializations across their platform, our experts are investing to meet, and exceed, the demanding requirements. Advanced specializations further differentiate our capabilities by requiring a third-party audit to prove attainment of the relevant skillset, and to meet the specialization’s required performance measures.

Low Code Application Development

Most recently, we received an advanced specialization in Low Code Application Development. Low code application development allows non-developers (now being called citizen developers) the ability to build applications, significantly faster and at a fraction of the cost.

Our growing list of advanced specializations, built on top of our achievement of 18 Gold-level Microsoft competencies, means that you can move forward confidently, knowing we have the demonstrated expertise and are committed to your success. If you are looking for a partner to help you establish an end-to-end security strategy, or embark on a complete digital transformation, Hitachi Solutions is your proven partner.

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