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2nd Watch

April 24, 2014 12:04 ET

2nd Watch Shatters 2013 Results With Mammoth Q1 Performance

Top AWS Implementation Partner Did More Business in Q1 2014 Than All of Last Year Combined, While the Mindset of Cloud Infrastructure Buyers Continued to Shift From Calculated to Confident

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwired - Apr 24, 2014) -  2nd Watch increased bookings over 400% from the first quarter of last year to the first quarter this year and spun up thousands of new Amazon Web Services (AWS) instances. Also in Q1, 2nd Watch clients moved more core applications to cloud infrastructure than ever before. An informal poll of customers in the past month found that two-thirds moved at least one core business application to AWS in Q1. These companies cited cost savings, flexibility, security and performance as primary reasons for making the moves.

2nd Watch launched in 2010 to help large and mid-market companies buy, use and manage cloud-based IT infrastructure. Today, 2nd Watch is an AWS Premier Consulting partner. The firm has migrated hundreds of companies, thousands of applications and numerous terabytes of data to Amazon's cloud.

Some notable 2nd Watch achievements from Q1 2014 include:

  • Revenue increased 367% year-over-year from Q1 2013
  • Cloud storage allocated grew 200% year-over-year from Q1 2013
  • Added six new Fortune 500 company customers
  • Initiated plans to expand NY and Atlanta offices and open two additional locations
  • Secured commitments from several large enterprises for 2nd Watch Atlas implementations

"The cloud and Amazon are central to our business model as a small company that must scale quickly at any moment and deliver fast access to high-bandwidth video and reporting metrics to our customers," says Paul Cypher, CEO of eLearning provider CypherWorx. "2nd Watch is like having a team of experts working on best practices for cloud management on AWS all the time, and that's a good part of why we've been able to keep growing so fast. We began using AWS and 2nd Watch nearly a year ago, and expect to more than triple our sales this year."

"Enterprise confidence in cloud infrastructure is continuing to increase. Proof of concepts and test and development workloads are giving way to production operations -- an exciting turn to running high-quality, high-resiliency applications in the cloud," said Kris Bliesner, CEO at 2nd Watch. "Thanks to recent price reductions, moving to the cloud continues to make great business sense, and companies are using the savings to power more innovation in their businesses. The growth at 2nd Watch can only be attributed to our great partnership with our customers and our desire to be the best in the world at what we do."

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 Liberty Lake, WA with offices in Seattle, San Francisco, and New York. For more information, try the TCO Calculator at, email, visit or call 1-888-317-7920.