Microsoft has picked Data#3 to provide Azure migration services as part of its initiative to bring in more government departments to its cloud platform.
The vendor’s “Modernisation Factory” was set up to support customers like federal and state governments looking to migrate their on-premises infrastructure and workloads to Azure.
Microsoft will also give the IT services provider its methodologies and processes to aid in the migrations.
“The Modernisation Factory will provide a faster solution to update and future-proof legacy IT workloads, ensuring a successful migration for Data#3’s enterprise and government customers,” Microsoft Australia managing director Steven Worrall said.
“We’re pleased to partner with Data#3 and support their customers’ migration to the cloud, allowing them to take advantage of the Protected Certification awarded to Microsoft Azure by the Australian Signals Directorate.”
Microsoft said the selection was part of a competitive process that involved the completion of eight separate workload migration scenarios, saying that Data#3 was the only company to complete all scenarios within the allocated time frame.
“The team was proud to hear that it had delivered the highest rated technical response,” Data#3 general manager for service solutions Phil Redmond said.
“We look forward to working with Microsoft to help enterprise and government customers with their successful migration to Azure.”
Last month, Microsoft tapped Canberra's Veritec to run the Modernisation Factory to deploy a production line, featuring fixed price and highly repetitive processes for validation and design of Azure infrastructure.