As a Microsoft Gold DevOps and Cloud Partner, we are always on the lookout for changes in the industry that will put our customers in a position to deliver to production early and often, provide developers with the tools and DevOps-first mindset to enable collaboration, and our consultants with the ability to help our customers deliver value and impactful solutions.
Over the past several years, the software industry has adopted Git as the standard for version control and GitHub has risen to the top as the place where open source projects and enterprises collaborate to bring ideas to production. As a company that has been aligned with Azure DevOps from the very beginning, we recognized the value that Microsoft’s GitHub acquisition brought to the DevOps ecosystem. We want to provide our customers with the most effective and fastest way to go from their repository to Azure, and that includes providing our customers with options along the way, with their repository, pipelines, artifacts, work management, and more.
With that in mind, a couple of months ago, we entered in a partnership with GitHub. And as of January 7th, we are happy to announce that we are now a GitHub Verified Partner! And we are leading the way, as the first GitHub Verified Partner in the US, and the first Microsoft-focused GitHub Verified Partner in the world. We are joining an elite group of partners that have gone through a verification process with GitHub’s team, while maintaining our strong commitment and alignment with Azure DevOps.
We recognize that Developers are at the heart of innovation, and in many situations, and with over 40 million users, we know that most of the people that we work with have some connection to GitHub. With three powerful trends: Developers driving innovation, Open source becoming part of most company’s supply chain, and the Cloud becoming the catalyst for faster cycles, this became a natural fit to the way that we want to enable value and impact with our customers.
One of the things that we hear from our customers often is the need for compliance and security. No version control system out there provides a better security and compliance capabilities than GitHub. GitHub has done an amazing job at providing solutions that keep an eye of your code at rest, analyzing dependencies, securing your code, helping you shift left on security, proving proactive code scanning, and automatically providing security fixes to you and your team.
This provides our customers with additional ways for our team of experts to can guide you through your DevOps and Azure journey, ensuring that your path from your code repository to the cloud is seamless and efficient.
We are now in an even better position to help you adopt GitHub, adopt Azure DevOps, or adopt a combination of functionality across both platforms to enable your Azure and DevOps journey. Our team will continue their commitment to both platforms and provide you with the expertise and guidance that you expect from us, helping you adopt parts of each toolset that would benefit you and integrate all the parts together to help you go fast. We look forward to partnering with you and putting you on a path to success with your DevOps tools.