SOURCE: 2nd Watch

September 21, 2015 07:30 ET

2nd Watch Certified for Docker Authorized Consulting Partner Program

AWS Premier Partner Aligns With Docker for Rapid Application Portability to AWS

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwired - Sep 21, 2015) - 2nd Watch is now an Authorized Consulting Partner (ACP) of Docker's following the completion of Docker's "Accelerator for CI Engagements," Docker's official Certification Course for CI engagements. Through the partnership, 2nd Watch will continue helping enterprise customers to quickly port applications to Amazon Web Services (AWS), manage them, and get support from Docker by using Docker's Enterprise Subscriptions.

Docker is an open platform for helping developers and systems administrators build, ship and run distributed applications anywhere. Organizations using Docker are able to ship applications faster, and dynamically update and scale these applications while gaining seamless portability of applications across environments. Docker Enterprise Subscriptions are available now in the AWS Marketplace in an easy to consume Hourly or Annual Subscription https://www.docker.com/aws. Docker's Enterprise Subscriptions help enterprise customers move from development to production with a fully supported solution that includes a 30-day free trial from Amazon.

2nd Watch is an original AWS Premier partner and a leading AWS managed services partner. The firm's clients include Adobe, Conde Nast, Diane von Furstenberg, Lenovo and Yamaha. Over the past few years, 2nd Watch has supported numerous enterprise clients with continuous integration/continuous delivery and micro service use cases and will begin leveraging Docker on AWS more broadly in 2nd Watch service offerings. These engagements have accelerated release cadences, enhanced developer efficiency and reduced deployment costs.

"Our customers are using Docker at the core of their application migrations, application modernization and DevOps initiatives, so it makes sense for us to partner with a leading AWS migration and managed services firm like 2nd Watch," says Alan Geary, Sr. Director of Channel and Alliance Sales at Docker. "2nd Watch has demonstrated considerable expertise in Docker technology and its engineers have completed our accreditation course. We're excited to continue working with them as more companies seek the cost and efficiency benefits of combining Docker and AWS."

"Docker has established itself as the industry leader for companies looking to deploy containers into production environments," says Jeff Aden, co-founder and EVP at 2nd Watch. "Companies migrating applications to AWS or developing cloud native applications on AWS can benefit from the support of a Docker-trained consulting partner. As a Docker Authorized Consulting partner with AWS Premier status, 2nd Watch is strongly positioned to assist customers integrating Docker into their service offering for repeatable, reliable and scalable solutions."

About 2nd Watch
2nd Watch is an APN Premier Consulting 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 75,000 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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