SEATTLE, Nov. 30, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 2nd Watch has been named the Cloud Services Provider of the Year for 2018 by Channelnomics as part of the Channelnomics Innovation Awards (CIAs) program. Now in its third year, the CIAs are designed to recognize channel players across North America who bring innovation, forward thinking and excitement to the channel. The awards are completely independent and based solely on innovation and achievement in the channel over the past year. Channelnomics hosted a Winners Gala in New York City last night.

2nd Watch is the largest independently owned US-based cloud-native services provider, with over 200,000 cloud instances under management. 2nd Watch specializes in Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure environments, and the company is an AWS Premier Partner and a Microsoft Gold Partner. 2nd Watch has led some of the largest cloud migrations in recent years with global brands like Conde’ Nast, Yamaha and Coca-Cola North America.

2nd Watch has recorded a number of significant accomplishments thus far in 2018. In May, the firm launched two new services for cloud automation, and in June, 2nd Watch released a new security solution for companies in highly regulated industries using a combination of cloud platforms. In August, 2nd Watch unveiled a service enhancement designed to help large and mid-market enterprises understand the cost advantages of moving on-premises IT infrastructure to the cloud, and last month 2nd Watch announced a service to help VMware customers understand, map and budget a move to VMware Cloud on AWS

2nd Watch has also earned a number of awards in 2018, including: the Triple Crown Award from CRN; recognition for excellence in managed services by CRN; a spot on CRN’s Tech Elite Solution Providers List; being named in Gartner’s “Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Infrastructure Managed Service Providers, Worldwide” report for the second year in a row; being named to CRN’s 2018 Solution Provider 500 list; a ranking of #10 on CRN’s 2018 Fast Growth 150 list; and being named a Great Place to Work for the third year in a row by Great Place to Work.

“We are very proud to receive the Channelnomics Cloud Services Provider of the Year award,” says Doug Schneider, CEO at 2nd Watch. “It’s a great accomplishment that reflects the hard work put in by the entire 2nd Watch organization in terms of helping our customers achieve success in the cloud. And while we will certainly take a moment to enjoy this award, we know that there is more work to do and we are excited to do it. As more companies embrace or grow their use of cloud services, 2nd Watch looks forward to being their partner and guide.”

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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