SOURCE: 2nd Watch

February 16, 2016 09:00 ET

2nd Watch Recognized by CRN for Excellence in Managed IT Services

AWS Managed Cloud Service Provider Named to CRN 2016 MSP 500

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwired - Feb 16, 2016) - 2nd Watch announced today that it has been named to the CRN 2016 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500, in the Hosting 100 group. This is the second year in a row that 2nd Watch has been named to the annual CRN list, which recognizes North American solution providers with cutting-edge approaches to delivering managed services. Their top-notch offerings help companies navigate the complex and ever-changing landscape of IT, improve operational efficiencies and maximize their return on IT investments.

The CRN Hosting 100 group includes companies which deliver a wide array of cloud-based, off-premise services. 2nd Watch has been an AWS Partner Network (APN) Premier partner since 2013 and also holds the distinction of being one of the first audited members of the AWS MSP partner program. The company specializes in designing, building and deploying managed cloud for the public cloud, and holds AWS partner competencies in DevOps, Marketing & Commerce, Big Data and Life Sciences. 2nd Watch is also a certified Docker consulting partner.

In today's fast-paced business environments, MSPs play an important role in helping companies leverage new technologies without straining their budgets or losing focus on their core business. CRN's MSP 500 list shines a light on the most forward-thinking and innovative of these key organizations.

The list is divided into three categories: the MSP Pioneer 250, recognizing companies with business models weighted toward managed services and largely focused on the SMB market; the MSP Elite 150, recognizing large, data center-focused MSPs with a strong mix of on-premise and off-premise services; and the MSP Hosting Service Provider 100, recognizing MSPs focused primarily on off-premise, cloud-based services.

"MSPs meet a critical need in the IT market, providing customized, turnkey services that allow for predictable operational expenses, effective control of expenditures, precise allocation of limited resources and convenient access to on-demand and pay-as-you-go technology," said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. "We congratulate the service providers of the MSP 500, who continually reinvent themselves to successfully meet their customers' changing needs, helping businesses get the most out of their IT investments and sharpen their competitive edge."

"Competition among cloud and managed IT service providers is getting tougher every year, so being among the best of those companies worldwide is quite an honor for us," says Jeff Aden, co-founder and EVP at 2nd Watch. "We expect 2016 to be a year of continued growth for our firm, as the barriers for adopting public cloud infrastructure declines and the stakes get higher for digital transformation."

The MSP 500 list will be featured in the February 2016 issue of CRN and online at www.CRN.com/msp500.

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.

About the Channel Company
The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. www.thechannelco.com

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