SEATTLE, Feb. 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 2nd Watch, a top global managed cloud company, has been named to the CRN 2018 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Pioneer 250 category. The Pioneer 250 recognizes SMB-focused solution providers with a heavy managed service offering. This annual list recognizes North American solution providers with cutting-edge approaches to delivering managed services. 

Last year, 2nd Watch earned the notable recognition as a CRN 2017 Triple Crown Award winner, having been named to three of the publication’s solution provider lists for strength in revenues, growth and technical expertise. 2nd Watch provides MSP offerings for enterprises in the public cloud. The company has been an AWS Premier Partner since 2012, is a Microsoft Azure Silver Partner, and is an audited and approved MSP for outstanding customer experiences, depth and breadth of products and services, and ability to scale to meet customer demand. In 2017, Gartner named 2nd Watch a Leader in its Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Infrastructure Managed Services Providers, Worldwide report.

“Managed service providers have become integral to the success of businesses everywhere, both large and small,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “Capable MSPs enable companies to take their cloud computing to the next level, streamline spending, effectively allocate limited resources and navigate the vast field of available technologies. The companies on CRN’s 2018 MSP 500 list stand out for their innovative services, excellence in adapting to customers’ changing needs and demonstrated ability to help businesses get the most out of their IT investments.”

“We are grateful to CRN for this recognition and we’re also grateful for the trust of our customers, many of which are large global enterprises,” says Jeff Aden co-founder and EVP of 2nd Watch. “Our customers aren’t just saving money by using our MSP service, but they’re also realizing competitive benefits, including faster time to market. Our belief is that cloud computing is a multi-dimensional change that reverberates across the organization and is a process of continuous improvement.”

The MSP500 list will be featured in the February 2018 issue of CRN and online at

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About 2nd Watch
2nd Watch is an AWS Premier Consulting Partner in the AWS Partner Network (APN) and a Microsoft Azure Silver Partner, 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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