John Keells IT wins at Microsoft Inspire Awards 2021


Every year, Microsoft recognizes the achievements of its partners accelerating digital transformations at its annual Microsoft Inspire Awards.

At this year’s virtual awards ceremony, John Keells IT received three awards in recognition of its expertise; Azure Tech Intensity Partner of the year, SAP on Azure Partner of the year, Azure Migrate Partner of the year.

Alongside these awards, the company also earned two Microsoft specializations. Already a Microsoft Gold Partner with unrivalled expertise, these latest achievements further cement John Keells IT’s position as a regional leader in driving digital transformations across industry verticals.

John Keells IT won the Azure Tech Intensity Partner of the year. This award recognised the company’s contributions to Microsoft’s cloud growth, customer success through consumption, and enabling Co-Sell motion to drive digital transformation in enterprises. Further, it demonstrates the company’s ability to facilitate change and commitment to enhanced capacity to drive technical deployments that create value for customers.

Another award John Keells IT won was the SAP on Azure Partner of the year. The company secured this award by successfully demonstrating how it enabled customers to migrate their SAP environment and take full advantage of the Microsoft Azure Platform. Thereby helping its clients achieve business agility, increased security, cost savings, and high availability.

John Keells IT also secured the Azure Migrate Award of the year award. Microsoft gives this award to honour a partner that’s created an Azure solution that enables an organization to begin its digital transformation journey.

John Keells IT secured this award by demonstrating an innovative solution that generated value, resulted in a profitable business outcome, and helped the client organization achieve its business goals.

Commenting on these achievements, the Head of Customer Success and Business Development at John Keells IT, Shehantha Dias said, “These prestigious awards are given by Microsoft to leading partners that bring about digital transformations and generate value. They serve as a testament to the amount of work the John Keells IT team has put in over the last year. We will continue this journey in 2022 so that everyone in our ecosystem can thrive together”.

Further, John Keells IT earned two prestigious Microsoft certifications this year. The SAP on Microsoft advanced specialization recognizes the company’s capability to deliver high-quality services to enable its clients to get the most value of the SAP ecosystem.

Head of Advisory at John Keells IT, Azmie Sally, adds, “The SAP on Microsoft Azure advanced specialization demonstrates that we have deep knowledge, extensive experience and proven success in implementing SAP solutions on Microsoft Azure”.

John Keells IT earned the Windows Server, and SQL Server Migration to Microsoft Azure advanced specialization. This achievement showcases the extensive experience of John Keells IT with the migration of Windows Server and SQL Server to Microsoft Azure. Notably, only partners that meet strict criteria for delivering services based on the Cloud Adoption Framework are eligible for this advanced specialization.

“The advanced specialization achievement for Windows Server and SQL Server Migration to Microsoft Azure indicates that we are considered as one of the most qualified partners when it comes to migrating Windows-based workloads to Azure,” said Chief Operating Officer at John Keells IT, Nishan Thevathason on this achievement.