SOURCE: 2nd Watch, Inc.

2nd Watch, Inc.

May 06, 2013 12:22 ET

AWS Recognizes 2nd Watch Expertise by Granting New "Associate-Level Solutions Architect" Certifications

2nd Watch Deepens AWS Architecture Skills and Leadership With 100 Percent Exam Pass Rate

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwired - May 6, 2013) - 2nd Watch, Inc., a global systems integrator, and software and deployment firm focused on IT operations, today announced the successful accreditation of all staff participating in the first Amazon Web Services (AWS) exam and certification for IT professionals. The AWS Certified Solutions Architect, Associate Level certification demonstrates expert-level knowledge, skill and proficiency with cloud services, specifically in the design and development of applications on AWS.

"Continually integrating the latest technical AWS knowledge into our capabilities is a priority for our company," stated Kris Bliesner, CEO and co-founder of 2nd Watch. "The new certification ensures that our employees remain experts on AWS while assuring our clients of our deep, proven ability to build secure and reliable solutions that increase the enterprise value of the AWS platform. Enterprises demand this combination of cutting-edge skills and experience in their expert partners, as they optimize their business operations."

With a perfect certification pass rate, 2nd Watch solidifies its role as a trusted and experienced enterprise cloud partner and leader with the skills, knowledge and expertise to design, deploy and manage projects and applications on the AWS platform.

The AWS Solutions Architect, Associate Level certification tests for technical skills and the ability to identify and define requirements for AWS-based applications, as well as reinforcing best practices for building secure and reliable applications on the AWS platform.

2nd Watch will continue to train for, and successfully complete, new AWS certification exams as they become available.

About 2nd Watch
2nd Watch, Inc. is a global systems 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, email, visit or call 1-888-317-7920.

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