Partners who demonstrate deep knowledge, extensive experience, and proven success in migrating production workloads running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) or SUSE virtual machines (and/or MariaDB, PostgreSQL, MySQL, NoSQL databases in Microsoft Azure) may seek the Linux and Open-Source Databases Migration to Microsoft Azure specialization.
Workload migration presents partners with a unique opportunity to secure long-term cloud relationships with customers, which can lead to high-value, innovative managed services that open up new and recurring revenue streams. The Linux and Open-Source Databases Migration to Microsoft Azure specialization allows partners with an active Solution Partner Designation to further differentiate their organizations, demonstrate their expertise in migrating workloads running on Linux virtual machines and open source databases to Azure, and build stronger connections with customers.
Partners who earn a specialization will have a customer-facing label displayed on their business profile, gain access to specific go-to-market programs, and be prioritized in customer searches in the Microsoft Partner Directory. For these reasons, this opportunity is available only to partners who meet additional, stringent requirements.
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How do I apply?
Only an MPN Account Administrator or a Global Administrator of an organization's Microsoft partner account can submit an application for the Linux and Open-Source Databases Migration to Microsoft Azure specialization on behalf of the organization. If you have the appropriate role and access, you can apply by signing into Partner Center and navigating to your Partner Center dashboard > Membership > Specializations.