SOURCE: 2nd Watch

November 14, 2016 06:00 ET

2nd Watch Recognized on 2016 CRN Next-Gen 250 List

Annual List Features Trailblazing Solution Providers Transforming Business with Emerging Technologies

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwired - Nov 14, 2016) -  2nd Watch, a managed public cloud provider, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named the company to the 2016 Next-Gen 250 list. The annual list recognizes standout IT solution providers which have successfully transformed their businesses to meet the demands of emerging technologies such as cloud computing, unified communications, virtualization, mobility, business analytics and business intelligence. These solution providers, all in business for fewer than 20 years, have adapted to an evolving marketplace with a notable penchant for bringing key technologies to their clients before they become mainstream.

2nd Watch, a longtime AWS Premier Consulting Partner, holds AWS competencies in Financial Services, Migration, DevOps, Big Data, Life Sciences and Marketing and Commerce. The company was also recently approved for the following AWS Service Delivery programs: AWS Aurora, AWS Redshift, AWS CloudFront and AWS Database Migration Service. Large brands such as Crate & Barrel, Diane von Furstenberg and Yamaha work with 2nd Watch to launch business transformation projects powered by the cloud, such as big data, high-performance computing and digital marketing, along with improving core IT management processes such as helpdesk and disaster recovery. The company's tools and services optimize cloud migration and management processes, through its deep expertise across the AWS platform.

"CRN is a well-established, reputable brand in the IT marketplace and we are honored to be part of this group of technology visionaries," says Jeff Aden, executive VP of strategic business development and marketing with 2nd Watch. "2016 has been our best year to date, with many large brands joining our customer portfolio and many existing clients extending their work with us and use of AWS products."

"The solution providers on our Next-Gen 250 list are ahead of the curve when it comes to working with emerging technologies and building successful practice areas around them," said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. "These remarkably agile companies, both established enterprises and new ones, were among the first to architect innovative solutions to meet a brand new set of customer needs. We congratulate the honorees named to this exclusive list and look forward to seeing what other innovations they have in store." 

A sampling of the Next-Gen 250 list will be featured in the December issue of CRN and online at www.crn.com/next-gen250 and through the CRN Tech News Tablet App for iPad and Windows 8.

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

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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