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2nd Watch Achieves AWS Microsoft Workloads Competency Status

A cloud migration and managed service specialist, 2nd Watch now holds eight AWS Competencies and helps some of the world’s biggest brands use cloud infrastructure

SEATTLE, June 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 2nd Watch announced today that it has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) Microsoft Workloads Competency status for successfully demonstrating its ability to help customers design, migrate, deploy and manage Microsoft-based applications on AWS, with specific focus on Microsoft SQL Server workloads. The firm, which has over 200,000 AWS instances under management, previously achieved several AWS Competencies, including: Migration, DevOps, Big Data, Marketing & Commerce, Life Sciences, Financial Services, and Microsoft SharePoint. 2nd Watch is also an AWS Premier Consulting Partner and an AWS Managed Service Partner in the AWS Partner Network (APN).

Achieving the AWS Microsoft Workloads Competency status differentiates 2nd Watch as an APN member that provides specialized, demonstrated technical proficiency and proven customer success with specific focus on workloads based on Microsoft productivity and database solutions. To receive the designation, APN Partners must possess deep AWS expertise and deliver solutions seamlessly on AWS.

AWS is enabling scalable, flexible and cost-effective solutions from startups to global enterprises. To support the seamless integration and deployment of these solutions, AWS established the AWS Partner Competency Program to help customers identify Consulting and Technology APN Partners with deep industry experience and expertise.

2nd Watch recently achieved AWS Service Delivery Partner status for four AWS service offerings: Amazon Aurora, Amazon Redshift, AWS CloudFront and AWS Database Migration Service. In 2015, 2nd Watch became the first cloud-native managed service provider to earn SOC2 compliance. The firm has helped some of the world’s biggest brands leverage AWS, including Crate & Barrel, Condé Nast, Coca-Cola North America, Lenovo, Motorola and Yamaha.

“2nd Watch is proud to be one of the first APN partners to achieve AWS Microsoft Workloads Competency status,” said Jeff Aden, EVP of Marketing & Strategic Business Development & Co-Founder at 2nd Watch. “Our team is dedicated to helping companies harness the power and potential of AWS.”

About 2nd Watch
2nd Watch is an AWS Premier Partner in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN) 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 200,000 instances in its managed public cloud. The venture-backed company is headquartered in Seattle, Washington. To learn more about 2nd Watch, visit or call 888-317-7920.

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