SOURCE: 2nd Watch, Inc.

2nd Watch, Inc.

June 28, 2013 09:00 ET

Amazon Web Services Honors 2nd Watch With New APN Managed Service Provider Competency

Company Joins Elite Group of Managed Service Providers Delivering End-to-End AWS Cloud Services for Large Enterprises

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwired - Jun 28, 2013) - 2nd Watch, Inc., a global systems integrator, and software and deployment firm focused on IT operations, today announced that it has been awarded a Managed Service Provider competency by Amazon Web Services (AWS). The exclusive honor attests to 2nd Watch's expertise in managing customer cloud environments on the AWS platform. The company currently manages more than 60,000 AWS instances for organizations nationwide.

2nd Watch earned the competency based on criteria surrounding its managed services capabilities; achieving a premier membership in the AWS Advanced Partner Network (APN), demonstrating technology expertise across AWS platforms, reaching and maintaining monthly AWS managed services business objectives, and providing detailed customer references and public endorsements within the space.

"2nd Watch Managed Services is achieving recognition as a world-class support organization," said Robi Johnston, Director of Managed Services for 2nd Watch. "We are rapidly expanding our customer base and taking on the challenge of managing cloud services for a wide range of enterprise customers on AWS. It's exciting to be a part of the APN MSP community, and we look forward to adding to our portfolio and continuing to provide top-notch support to all of our customers."

2nd Watch Managed Services encompasses three levels of flexible and scalable support offerings to meet enterprise customer needs. At each level, customers have access to proactively-managed cloud environments and expert counsel on infrastructure optimization, such as third-party service negotiation and customized application deployment. Enterprises can adjust their service level with 2nd Watch to best suit business objectives and financial considerations.

"Working with 2nd Watch has been great because they really understand what Amazon Web Services is all about. With their managed services, we can take our minds off of the day to day nuts and bolts and really function at the level of the application and find improvements for business rather than just improvements for technology," stated Gordy Dhatt, Red Lion Hotels VP of Technology. "Without 2nd Watch's help, we'd still be struggling to understand what the offer is, much less how to get there."

The award comes as organizations adopt AWS for cloud computing, relying on its highly reliable, agile, elastic, secure, scalable, low-cost infrastructure platform. Organizations embrace AWS to maintain a focus on their core competencies while reducing the burden of managing their applications and IT infrastructure.

About 2nd Watch
2nd Watch, Inc. is a global system integrator, software and deployment firm focused on IT operations that make the cloud work for businesses. 2nd Watch provides IT cloud products and services including 2W Insight and 2W SharePoint with guaranteed 99.99 percent end-to-end uptime for enterprise applications. The company offers more security than a Tier 3 data center and measures IT efficiency by the hour. Unlike solutions that expand overhead, are less reliable or may result in business outage, 2nd Watch leverages software, enterprise experience and partnerships to guarantee secure and reliable public cloud migration and management for more than 100 customers including Red Lion Hotels, Coldwell Banker, Demand Energy and Ecolite. 2nd Watch is an Amazon Web Services Premier Consulting Partner and Microsoft Cloud Champion and Cloud Accelerate partner. Based in Seattle, the company is backed by Madrona Venture Group, Bighorn Ventures, IT Lifeline, and Spokane Angel Alliance. 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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