Microsoft has named its system centre Cloud and datacentre management MVP for 2014, Data#3's Justin Cook.

Microsoft's award is an annual accolade that recognises expertise in the use of Microsoft systems, this year Cook is the only winner.

Data#3 Software Solutions General Manager, Brad Colledge, expressed pride at the award being given to one of his employees.

"It is a great accomplishment for Justin to be recognised as the only System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP in Australia in 2014 and I speak on behalf of the Data#3 team in congratulating him on this fantastic recognition from Microsoft."

Cook is a regular presenter on systems centre products and complex solutions at TechEd. He was also the lead technical presenter at Data#3's System Center 2012 and Windows 8 roadshows.