Cogent Selected by Microsoft to Join Azure Circle Program

November 18, 2011. Dallas, TX. Cogent Company, a Microsoft Systems Integrator and Gold Competency Partner, announced today that Microsoft has selected the company to join the Windows Azure Circle program, a select group of managed partners who support all aspects of Microsoft’s cloud platform. Achieving this status demonstrates Microsoft’s recognition of Cogent’s depth of experience and commitment to developing on the Windows Azure platform. “We’re honored to be recognized by Microsoft for our work with Microsoft’s cloud services,” said Marc Hoppers, Cogent’s President and CEO.

Ty Anderson, Cogent’s Vice President, leader of Cogent’s Application Development Practice, and Microsoft MVP, said today, “This clearly acknowledges the serious investment Cogent has made in delivering world-class cloud computing solutions. Microsoft’s Azure platform opens up a significant opportunity for our clients to leapfrog competitors by streamlining operations, reducing costs, and increasing revenues.”

Beginning today, Cogent will offer an additional planning service: The Azure Deployment Planning Services (AZDPS.) The AZDPS is a structured consulting engagement designed to help its clients understand what the Microsoft Public Cloud offering is and what Windows Azure offers their business. Cogent’s clients can use their Service Assurance vouchers to purchase these consulting engagements.