Assai has transferred the management of its Microsoft Azure cloud environment to Sentia, a European service provider in the field of hybrid cloud services and application management.

Earlier this year, we began looking for a managed service provider which could grow in-line with our ambitions. For example, we plan to expand to a multi-cloud approach in the short term. In particular we are looking at AWS and Google Cloud in addition to Microsoft Azure. The new cloud partner’s experience with various hyper-scalers was an important requirement.

Additionally, it was an explicit wish of ours to offer proactive monitoring on the Azure cloud. In this way, we can identify any problems within the cloud environment early, to avoid any inconvenience to our customers. With this in mind, Sentia was chosen from six parties.

“Sentia has quickly proven that it has the technical knowledge and flexibility we need to realise our growth ambitions,” said Hans Kalf, Managing Director of Assai. “But perhaps more importantly, are the people who make Sentia what it is. Working together with friendly and conscientious professionals who understand what we want and who respond to our wishes and needs bodes well for the future. We look forward to this collaboration with great confidence.”

Edwin Kennedy, Chief Commercial Officer of Sentia Netherlands added: “We are proud to add such an innovative and international player as Assai to our portfolio. We also feel the connection on a personal level and know that we have the (multi-cloud) knowledge and skills in house to help Assai succeed in their ambitions. So, it’s a good match. We look forward to the future.”