SEATTLE, Oct. 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 2nd Watch has earned the 2018 Triple Crown Award from CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company. The AWS Premier Partner and Microsoft Azure Gold partner is one of only 46 solution providers in North America to meet CRN’s Triple Crown milestones for revenue, growth and technical expertise. 2nd Watch is the largest independently owned US-based cloud-native service provider, with 200,000 instances under management.

The CRN Triple Crown Award is just the latest achievement for 2nd Watch. Earlier this year, the firm was recognized for excellence in managed services by CRN; earned a spot on CRN’s Tech Elite Solution Providers List; was recognized by Gartner for the second consecutive year in the “Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Infrastructure Managed Service Providers, Worldwide”; was named to CRN’s 2018 Solution Provider 500 list; ranked #10 on CRN’s 2018 Fast Growth 150 list; and was named a Great Place to Work for the third year in a row by Great Place to Work®. 2nd Watch was also a CRN Triple Crown Award winner in 2017.

Each year CRN announces lists and rankings to distinguish solution providers who are outshining their peers in the IT channel. It is a great accomplishment for a solution provider to make any one of these lists; so being named in three, as this year’s Triple Crown winners have been, deserves special acknowledgement. This year’s CRN Triple Crown Award winners rank among the largest IT solution providers by revenue in North America on the Solution Provider 500 list; are among the fastest growing organizations in the channel today on the Fast Growth 150 list; and have made the Tech Elite 250 list by receiving the highest level vendor certifications.

“Triple Crown award winners have simultaneously generated enough revenue to be ranked on the Solution Provider 500 List, achieved double- or triple-digit revenue growth for recognition on the Fast Growth 150, and devoted significant time and effort to top certifications to attain Tech Elite 250 status,” says Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “Congratulations to each of these high-achieving companies, which have raised the bar for success in the IT channel.”

“Earning the CRN Triple Crown Award two years in a row is a terrific accomplishment,” says Jeff Aden, EVP at 2nd Watch. “It’s the result of considerable effort on the part of 2nd Watch engineers and delivery teams to become experts in AWS and Azure, and our ability to guide large companies in the use and optimization of these platforms. We are very proud of the accomplishments of our team and our customers, who trust us to guide them in their cloud journeys and who continue to achieve incredible innovation, productivity and cost savings benefits from the use of cloud-based infrastructure and applications.”

The 2018 Triple Crown Award winners will be featured in the October issue of CRN and can be viewed online at

About the Channel Company
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About 2nd Watch
2nd Watch is an AWS Partner Network (APN) Premier Consulting Partner and a Microsoft Azure Gold 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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