As part of our commitment to enabling choice in the cloud, I’m proud to share that Okta has achieved status as a Microsoft Gold Partner in both the Messaging and the Datacenter competencies. As a Gold member of the Microsoft Partner Network, we have demonstrated our ability to deliver quality solutions through the Okta Identity Cloud in partnership with Microsoft. This is great news for us, and even better news for our customers.
Under the Productivity Center of Excellence, which recognizes qualifying partners deploying cloud and hybrid solutions in the enterprise, the Messaging Competency specifically acknowledges our demonstrated ability to design, deploy and implement solutions that accelerate our customers’ productivity. As Microsoft Exchange Online experts, we’re able to offer Okta customers the benefits of a cloud-based email service, while also securely integrating with their on-premises servers. The Datacenter Competency, in the Cloud Platform & Infrastructure Center of Excellence, reflects our expertise in helping customers transforming data centers into flexible, scalable and cost effective solutions.
Earning Gold in both competencies is recognition from Microsoft that we're delivering services on Microsoft technologies at the highest level possible. As our Businesses @ Work data clearly shows, many of our customers want to use Microsoft cloud services like Office 365. Okta is dedicated to giving customers choice in the cloud and having Gold status in the Microsoft Partner Network helps us do that. Recognition as a Gold Partner is not just an acknowledgement of our level of competency, but also provides us with additional support, like Signature Cloud Support and direct partner support. We’ll also have access to exclusive trainings and incentives that will improve our integrations to Microsoft, the benefits of which will be passed on to our customers.
As part of our ongoing partnership with Microsoft, we’ll also be joining our new neighbor onsite at Ignite in Atlanta from September 26th to 30th. Ignite is Microsoft’s annual unified enterprise technology conference, where thousands of IT Decision Makers, IT Professionals, and Enterprise Developers will learn about and discuss topics ranging from cloud infrastructure and management to productivity, mobility and more. If you’re planning to attend, come visit us on the Expo floor to learn more about how we’re enabling choice in the cloud.