Exciting News for the Applied Cloud Systems Team!

Applied Cloud is pleased to announce we have joined forces with 3Cloud, Microsoft’s US 2020 Azure Influencer Partner of the Year Winner, to create one of the largest and most experienced Azure-focused service firms. As a combined organization with over 100 cloud experts, our offerings will create comprehensive solutions with industry specialists.  

ACS began our journey in 2016 with the intent to deliver quality solutions in Microsoft’s Cloud platforms. Our commitment to maintain deep expertise as technology evolves allowed for cutting-edge solutions to our partners and customers, creating opportunities for Applied Cloud success in the Microsoft ecosystem.  Throughout our four years operating as Applied Cloud Systems, we were able to obtain such recognitions as 2020 Microsoft Partner of the Year finalist status, advanced specializations, and numerous Gold and Silver Microsoft Competencies. We assure you the services that have created that successful path will remain unchanged.

As we move ahead to this next chapter, we would like to thank our team, customers, families, and communities for their continued support and dedication. We look forward to tomorrow and a successful journey with 3Cloud!

Applied Cloud Systems Recognized as Finalist for Two Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards!

With over 3,300 entries for Partner of the Year Awards, Applied Cloud Systems and NetApp were chosen as finalist in both the Community Response Award and Education Award 2020.

  • Community Response: The Community Response Partner of the Year Award recognizes partners that have created a positive impact in providing innovative and unique services or solutions to help solve challenges for customers and community during the COVID-19 pandemic. ACS and NetApp united to rapidly empower remote learning and research, remote workforces in Enterprises, Nonprofits & Government Agencies, as well as increasing critical IT support in Healthcare.
  • Education Award: The Education Partner of the Year Award recognizes partners who displayed outstanding commitment to provide immediate and innovative solutions to educational institutes amidst COVID-19. In response to this urgent need for remote learning implementation, ACS created a process which enabled universities to be up and running in days, rather than the weeks or months typically needed to set up remote environments. This process was installed in over forty universities since March 2020.

It is with great honor that we are recognized by Microsoft for our continued commitment to provide exception Cloud services.

Together, we achieve more.

Windows Virtual Desktop for Nonprofit Organizations Webinar

This recorded webinar presented by Applied Cloud Systems Practice Delivery Manager, Christopher Bennett, examines Windows Virtual Desktop in the nonprofit space. It explores our WVD design approach, which simplifies Application and Desktop Delivery and how to quickly implement amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic. Chris also shared details about our newest solution, Cloud Control for WVD, a single-pane management console that simplifies the deployment of WVD.

Windows Virtual Desktop for Education Webinar

This recorded webinar presented by Applied Cloud Systems Practice Delivery Manager, Christopher Bennett, examines Windows Virtual Desktop in the Educational space. It explores our WVD design approach, which simplifies Application and Desktop Delivery and how to quickly implement amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Applied Cloud Systems response to COVID-19

In the wake of the Global Pandemic that we have come to know as COVID-19, we wanted to share what ACS is doing to assist in these unprecedented times. The impact is still unclear, but we do know that this will alter our daily lives as we know it.

The Applied Cloud System’s team have been working around the clock to support our customers with Windows Virtual Desktop and Teams deployment for those with the option to work from home. Because this may be a new, unfamiliar technology for some, we have opened up our support line for questions concerning Microsoft Teams.

Our staff has been crucial in the implementation of Windows Virtual Desktop at several universities so students can continue to learn and professors can continue to teach.

It is with great honor that we have been working closely with state and local agencies to leverage Microsoft Healthcare Bot to enable conversational AI as a part of their COVID-19 response plans.

We are proud of how our incredible team has banded together to make a better tomorrow.

Azure Kubernetes Seminar

Azure Kubernetes: What it is and how it works!

Join Applied Cloud Systems’ own Gabriel C. Keller, Sr. Cloud Architect, for a free Azure Kubernetes seminar at the New Horizons location in Pittsburgh on February 24, 2020. Core concepts and demos will be provided during this session. Register for this free event today!

Applied Cloud Systems named Barracuda’s Cloud Partner of the Year!

Pittsburgh based firm awarded with esteemed honor

Carnegie, PA (August 12, 2019) – Applied Cloud Systems: Applied Cloud Systems, a Managed Gold Microsoft Partner focusing on the Microsoft Cloud, including Azure, Dynamics 365, PowerBI, and Office365 was recently named Barracuda’s Cloud Partner of the Year. The award ceremony occurred during Barracuda’s Cloud Summit at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, NV on July 25.

The 2019 Cloud Partner of the Year award recognizes partners who deliver exceptional support for Barracuda and their product portfolio. Alden Spraggins, Public Cloud Channel Manager, North America, stated “ACS was an early adopter of our Cloud Ready Program and is a leading evangelist for Barracuda’s security proficiencies in Azure. As Microsoft is shaping their partner ecosystem to be more services oriented, it is great to work with a partner that is well ahead of that curve. It helps that we can trust ACS to not present Barracuda as a tool but as a solution to real-life problems that a customer needs to resolve for their clients.”

Left to right: Alden Spraggins, T.J. Barry, Jeff Johnson

The Cloud Summit brought together a diverse group of partners to connect and learn with their peers. Applied Cloud Systems’ V.P. of Cloud Solutions, T.J. Barry was speaking at the event and was present to accept the award. He expressed that “The Barracuda Cloud Summit was a great event that allowed us as partners, to collaborate and gain perspective on Barracuda’s cloud offerings. They have the first ecosystem that leverages on-demand cloud computing to simplify data security, storage and IT management. Our cloud expertise is a complementary component of all Barracuda products, providing an added layer of protection, scalability, and cloud first architecture.”

The ACS team often aligns with Barracuda to provide stellar security and data protection solutions. They are the number one resource for Network and Application Security, Data Protection, and Deployments. The partnership has grown to be an asset for both parties. James Hughes, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of ACS noted, “Our partnership with Barracuda has been tremendous for our companies and more importantly our joint customers. We are excited at the level of innovation we are seeing with the Barracuda products and solutions that will help our cloud customers achieve their security goals.”

Applied Cloud Systems has a robust portfolio that includes customers across the country. With valued partnerships, ACS is increasing velocity in the educational, healthcare, and enterprise verticals. They pride themselves on employing full stack engineers that can leverage their past experiences to provide a level of agility to how the team delivers. As the offerings in the cloud expand, they are committed to staying educated in their strength areas to assist, guide, and transition customers on their cloud journey.