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2nd Watch Earns AWS Managed Service Provider Partner Validation

The AWS-centric consulting firm successfully completed the independently conducted AWS audit for the third year in a row, and was recognized for its mature processes, enterprise customers and tight alignment with AWS and its products

SEATTLE, July 24, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 2nd Watch announces that it has successfully completed the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Managed Service Provider (MSP) Partner Program Audit for the third year in a row. 2nd Watch has been a Premier tier Consulting Partner in the AWS Partner Network (APN) since 2012, and has worked with AWS on some of AWS’s largest customer deployments.

The AWS MSP Partner Program Audit delineates service providers with true verifiable experience, practices and results. AWS MSP Partner Program is designed for APN Consulting Partners who are skilled at cloud infrastructure and application migration, and deliver value to customers by offering proactive monitoring, automation, and management of their customer’s environment. In the 2017 audit, 2nd Watch was recognized for being “extremely aligned with AWS and its products,” as well as its “very mature processes, (and) lengthy MSP history with many best practices in place for quite some time.”

The auditor also pointed out that 2nd Watch teams proposed over six million dollars in cost savings to clients in Q1 2017 alone, through streamlined performance and financial processes.  

“2nd Watch continues to be a valued member of the AWS Partner Network as we attain enterprise customers,” says Terry Wise, Vice President, Channels & Alliances, AWS Partner Program. “The firm and its teams have consistently demonstrated the ability to manage sensitive data and critical applications in complex environments. The audit validates that 2nd Watch can support large companies in the most regulated industries.”

“We’re pleased to have completed the audit for a third year in a row,” says Jeff Aden, EVP of Marketing & Strategic Business Development & Co-Founder at 2nd Watch. “Our teams take great pride in our cloud expertise and ability to help the world’s biggest companies manage data and applications in the cloud. We look forward to the opportunity to demonstrate our abilities and accomplishments again next year.”

Over the past decade, 2nd Watch has achieved AWS Competencies in Financial Services, Migration, DevOps, Big Data, Marketing and Commerce, Life Sciences and SharePoint. 2nd Watch also recently achieved AWS Service Delivery Partner status for four AWS service offerings: Amazon Aurora, Amazon Redshift, Amazon CloudFront and AWS Database Migration Service. In 2015, 2nd Watch became the first cloud-native managed service provider to earn SOC2 compliance.

About 2nd Watch
2nd Watch is an AWS Premier tier Partner in the 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 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 business 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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