SOURCE: 2nd Watch

June 14, 2016 09:00 ET

2nd Watch Achieves AWS Migration Competency

One of the Most Recognized Managed Cloud Providers Earns Another AWS Competency, Focused on Helping Companies Migrate Efficiently to the AWS Cloud

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwired - Jun 14, 2016) - 2nd Watch, a managed public cloud provider, has earned the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Migration Competency. The AWS Competency program highlights members of the AWS Partner Network (APN) that have demonstrated technical proficiency, leadership and proven customer success in specialized solution areas. 2nd Watch has previously earned AWS Competencies in Managed Services, DevOps, Big Data, Life Sciences and Marketing and Commerce. 2nd Watch has been an AWS Premier Partner in the APN since 2012, the APN tier's inaugural year.

The AWS Migration Competency requires companies demonstrate deep experience helping businesses move successfully to AWS, through all phases of complex migration projects: discovery, planning, migration and operations. 2nd Watch has helped enterprise customers including Crate & Barrel, Yamaha, Diane von Furstenberg and Condé Nast migrate to AWS. The firm manages more than 100,000 AWS instances every month, often moving hundreds of systems in aggressive timeframes. 2nd Watch's processes and tools can cut up to half of IT operating costs for its customers. Yamaha expects to realize annual savings of $500,000 through both AWS and 2nd Watch. The savings will come from eliminating the need to buy extra capacity, better use of staff time, reduced data center and hardware costs and staff efficiencies.

"Since 2010, we've gained massive market share by helping companies migrate to AWS. This is not something we just picked up to defend existing revenue from old technology and those years of experience and our expertise cannot be replicated overnight. Our standard processes and best practices that we have developed over these years are helping companies optimize so they can gain business value from the cloud in a matter of weeks," says Jeff Aden, executive VP of strategic business development and marketing with 2nd Watch. "By collaborating closely with AWS, we are helping enterprise customers transform their businesses while properly managing risk and costs."

About 2nd Watch
2nd Watch is an AWS Premier Partner providing managed cloud to enterprises. The company's subject matter experts, software-enabled services and cutting-edge solutions provide companies with tested, proven, and trusted solutions, allowing them to fully leverage the power of the public cloud. 2nd Watch solutions are high performing, robust, increase operational excellence, decrease time to market, accelerate growth and lower risk. Its patent-pending, proprietary tools automate everyday workload management processes for big data analytics, digital marketing, line-of-business and cloud native workloads. 2nd Watch is a new breed of partner which helps enterprises design, deploy and manage cloud solutions and monitors business critical workloads 24x7. 2nd Watch has more than 400 enterprise workloads under its management and more than 100,000 instances in its managed public cloud. The venture-backed company is headquartered in Seattle, Washington. To learn more about 2nd Watch, visit www.2ndwatch.com or call 888-317-7920.

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