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Today we’re proud to name Alter Way the winner of the first annual Open Source on Microsoft Azure Partner of the Year Award. The company was honored among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.

Awards were presented in several categories, with winners chosen from a set of more than 2,300 entrants from 108 different countries worldwide. Alter Way was recognized for providing outstanding, innovative, open source-based solutions on Microsoft Azure.

Based in France, Alter Way is an innovator in the open source space and an expert in building, delivering, and running cloud solutions (self-hosted and on-premises). They have many customers with mixed IT environments who wanted to the freedom to choose both open source and Microsoft technologies, working together. Their expertise in Infrastructure-as-Code and DevOps automation practices, in combination with Microsoft Azure, is delivering great results to customers, including faster time-to-market and lower costs.

Support for open source solutions is crucial to enabling a thriving technology ecosystem and we’ve seen some big milestones recently in working with open source communities and in delivering an open cloud platform. In fact, more than 20% of all Azure compute usage comes from Linux-based solutions today. It’s exciting to see how partners like Alter Way are helping our mutual customers make the most out of their mixed IT and hybrid cloud scenarios.

“Microsoft’s success as a company is dependent upon our ecosystem of great partners, and Alter Way is a shining example of the kind of innovation our partners continue to drive year after year,” said Phil Sorgen, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Group. “We are pleased to recognize Alter Way for being selected as winner of the 2015 Open Source on Microsoft Azure award and for demonstrating excellence in providing value to our mutual customers.”

I’m looking forward to celebrating Alter Way’s success at our Worldwide Partner Conference in July and connecting with other partners who would like to help customers derive value with a combination of open source solutions and the Microsoft cloud.