Cloud Technology Partners (CTP) has announced that it has achieved Google’s Cloud Application Development Specialization. CTP is one of the first Google consulting partners to earn this specialization, highlighting the success of its Digital Innovation services, which help clients design, build and run cloud-native applications.

“Google is a leading public cloud platform for building and deploying cloud-native applications, and is often the platform of choice for our clients wanting to develop data-intensive workloads,” said Rob Lancaster, vice president of Global Alliances at Cloud Technology Partners. “Achieving the Google Cloud Application Development Specialization reaffirms to the marketplace that CTP has the vision, the skills, and a track record of customer success building and deploying solutions on Google.”

The Google Cloud Partner Specialization program is designed to provide Google Cloud Customers with qualified partners that have demonstrated technical proficiency and proven success in key service areas.

CTP has worked with Google on a number of innovative client projects including developing an IoT and data analytics application for Land O'Lakes which was featured on stage at last year's Google Cloud Next conference. By leveraging cloud, IoT and big data technologies, Land O’Lakes farmers are now producing 650% more corn today on 13 percent fewer acres than they were 50 years ago.

“CTP helped us build applications that streamline data capture and knowledge transfer, all in real time,” said Teddy Bekele, Vice President IT at Land O’Lakes.

“We welcome the recognition by Google in response to the tremendous results we’ve delivered for our clients that leverage Google Cloud Platform, and we look forward to continuing to expand our Google Cloud expertise and offerings,” said John Treadway, senior vice president of Cloud Technology Partner’s Digital Innovation practice.