SEATTLE, Oct. 02, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 2nd Watch announces that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has honored 2nd Watch with its esteemed 2017 Triple Crown Award. Forty North American solution providers had the necessary revenue, growth and technical expertise to be recognized on three of CRN’s pre-eminent solution provider lists, earning them the Triple Crown Award this year.
CRN assembles lists and rankings each year to recognize solution providers who are setting the bar in the IT industry, including the Solution Provider 500, which lists the largest solution providers in North America by revenue; the Fast Growth 150, which ranks the fastest-growing solution providers; and the Tech Elite 250, which recognizes solution providers that have received the highest-level certifications from leading vendors. It is a considerable achievement for a solution provider to make any one of these lists; to make it onto all three, however—as this year’s Triple Crown Award winners have done—is a big achievement. A company must simultaneously have enough revenue to be ranked on the Solution Provider 500 list, record double- or triple-digit growth for recognition on the Fast Growth 150, and invest heavily in top certifications to attain Tech Elite 250 status.
2nd Watch has been a Premier Consulting Partner in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network since 2012. The firm owns AWS Competencies in Financial Services, Migration, DevOps, Marketing and Commerce, Life Sciences and Microsoft Workloads and recently completed the AWS Managed Service Provider Partner Program Audit for the third year in a row. Over the past decade, 2nd Watch has helped some of the world’s biggest brands use AWS, including Crate & Barrel, Condé Nast, Covanta, Lenovo, Motorola and Yamaha. 2nd Watch was named a leader in the Gartner March 2017 Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Infrastructure Managed Service Providers, Worldwide.
“2nd Watch is honored to have been recognized once again by CRN for its achievements in helping enterprises adopt the public cloud,” says Jeff Aden, EVP of Marketing & Strategic Business Development & Co-Founder at 2nd Watch. “We have a world-class team of professionals that are passionate about helping out clients succeed. We take great pride in our ability to manage and secure large AWS deployments. Our customers rely on our guidance and support in their workloads so they can deliver innovative products and services. Earning the CRN Triple Crown validates the path we’re on and success we’re having.”
“This year’s CRN Triple Crown Award winners boast multiple, advanced technical certifications from leading vendors, rank among the top-earning IT solution providers in North America, and are some of the fastest-growing organizations in the channel today,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “These over-achieving businesses have set the standard for success in the strategic service provider era and are leading the channel into an exciting new future.”
The 2017 Triple Crown Award winners will be featured in the October issue of CRN and can be viewed online at www.crn.com/triplecrown.
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About the Channel Company
The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. www.thechannelco.com.
About 2nd Watch
2nd Watch is an AWS Premier Consulting 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 www.2ndwatch.com or call 888-317-7920.
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