It’s that time of year again when we dust off the bunting and light the candles on the cake as we celebrate our 8th birthday!

5th November 2012

The company was formed on the 5th of November 2012 with the same vision that we have today, to deliver better user experience and reduce the cost of cloud service delivery. We’ve come a long way from our humble beginnings with a couple of laptops on a kitchen table, including 2 office moves, so we thought we’d share some of our highlights from the last 8 years, as lockdown 2.0 means that we can’t got to the pub and celebrate properly .

2015 – Citrix Specialist Accreditation first and Gold partner status

We’ve always been focused on the technology and were thrilled to become the first global partner to be recognised by Citrix for our technical expertise when we achieved the Networking for Data Centres Specialist accreditation back in 2015, the same year we achieved Gold partner status. 2015 also introduced us to a new way to improve service, the product we now know as Citrix SD-WAN.

2018 – Growth Partner of the Year NEMEA and first UK SD-WAN product sale and deployment project

cloudDNA awarded Growth Partner of the Year Northern EMEA 2018

Co-founders Jo Wright & Al Taylor collecting the Growth Partner of the Year Award NEMA 2018

Fast forward a couple of years and Citrix SD-WAN has become a major part of our business with the 1st UK product sale, the 1st UK project delivery and the 1st UK partner to deliver a 1000+ branch deployment.

2018 also gave us a defining moment in our history when we picked up the Citrix EMEA Growth Partner of the Year Award in the US, recognising our 3x year on year product sale growth for 3 consecutive years.

2020 – Citrix 2021 Specialist Accreditation first & launch of SD-WAN Home Managed Service

2020 kicked off with Citrix announcing a revision to the 2021 accreditation criteria at their annual partner conference in Orlando. We were straight out of the blocks and did it again, achieving the new 2021 Citrix Networking Specialist Accreditation 7 months ahead of official release, further demonstrating our commitment to providing our customers with the very highest levels of technical proficiency.

With more of us working from home in 2020 than ever before, we’ve also been the 1st to launch a new SD-WAN Home Worker Managed Service that brings affordable, enterprise grade service delivery to the market for £149 per month for a typical WFH scenario. That’s £1 per hour for an average 37.5 hour working week!

Our continued Citrix relationship

We continue to work closely with Citrix, maintaining seats on the invitation only Global Partner Technical Expert Council and EMEA & UK Partner Executive Councils, helping our customers stay one step ahead of the technical and commercial aspects of their Citrix investments and helping the vendor shape the product roadmap in to 2021 and beyond.

As we light the candles on birthday cake number 8, we’d like to say a sincere thanks to all of our customers, our friends at Citrix, the lovely folks at Tech Data, and of course to our amazing team who help us make it all possible – so far, so good!

Like many organisations, 2020 hasn’t turned out the way we planned for many reasons but where there’s disruption, there’s innovation, so stay tuned to our social channels as we can’t wait to show you what we have planned for 2021.

Stay safe, big love and thank you all again.

Jo Wright & Al Taylor, Co-founders and team