SOURCE: 2nd Watch, Inc.

2nd Watch, Inc.

November 20, 2013 09:00 ET

2nd Watch Migrates Adobe Business Catalyst to the Cloud

Amazon Web Services Premier Partner Migrates Adobe's Leading Business Website and Marketing Solution to the AWS Cloud for Increased Agility and Lower TCO

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwired - Nov 20, 2013) - 2nd Watch, Inc., a global leader in building, deploying and managing Amazon Web Services™ based IT operations for the enterprise, today announced it successfully completed a complex cloud migration project of Adobe Business Catalyst (Business Catalyst). Amazon Web Services (AWS) was selected as the cloud vendor for the project based on its ease of integration and cost effectiveness.

With more than 120,000 active sites, tens of millions of email messages processed each month and 100 TB of data served each month, Business Catalyst required three global datacenters. With an expensive infrastructure update on the horizon, Adobe made the strategic decision to bring its Business Catalyst solution to the cloud. Adobe sought a partner that could complete the migration within an aggressive timeframe. The company chose 2nd Watch for their proven ability to accommodate tight time constraints and complex migrations, as well as their AWS Premier Partner status.

As the company behind Creative Cloud, a suite of creative tools and services that run in the cloud, Adobe was already familiar with cloud operations and environments. While Adobe employs many qualified IT associates with deep experience, the environments offered by the cloud vendors evaluated required additional technical staff with the operational experience to complete the migration successfully and within the project's timeframe.

"There is very little question where the future of enterprise computing lies and it's in the cloud. As a result, we are increasingly seeing companies initiate these types of complex projects," stated Matt Gerber, executive vice president of sales and marketing at 2nd Watch. "We take great pride in the fact that the 2nd Watch team is chosen time and again to lead these types of migrations. This particular project, with its size and scope, is a testament to our extensive knowledge and expertise with public cloud providers, as well as our ability to meet the customer's needs on time and on budget."

Going forward, 2nd Watch will act as an extension of the Adobe enterprise IT operations team to manage and monitor the operations of the Business Catalyst AWS environment, providing Adobe a complete, end-to-end solution for their datacenter transformation.

About Adobe Business Catalyst
Adobe Business Catalyst is a unified hosting platform that enables you to work in your preferred editing environment to create sites that meet client requirements, without any server-side coding. The Business Catalyst hosting solution provides website management tools, email marketing, e-commerce, and an integrated customer database that makes it easy to build and publish websites.

About 2nd Watch
2nd Watch is a global leader in building, deploying, and managing Amazon Web Services (AWS) based IT operations for enterprise customers. 2nd Watch assists customers in evaluating the economics of moving IT operations into AWS, designs and builds highly reliable and scalable AWS based enterprise IT platforms, and provides software tools and management services that enable enterprises to deploy, manage and optimize cloud based IT operations infrastructure. 2nd Watch has effectively moved over 2MW of enterprise data center capacity into the AWS cloud as part of 300+ platform and data center migrations. 2nd Watch is an AWS Premier Consulting Partner and is headquartered in Seattle, WA with offices in San Francisco, New York and Atlanta. For more information, try the TCO Calculator at tco.2ndwatch.com, email info@2ndwatch.com, visit www.2ndwatch.com or call 1-888-317-7920.

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