SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwired - Jul 22, 2015) -  2nd Watch, a public cloud management and software-enabled services company, announced today that it has been named to The Channel Company's exclusive 2015 CRN® Emerging Vendors List. The annual list features up-and-coming technology vendors that have introduced innovative new products, creating opportunities for channel partners in North America to create cutting-edge solutions for their customers.

2nd Watch has been an AWS Premier Partner since 2013, and was one of the first companies to achieve the AWS Managed Service Partner designation in April. The company also recently achieved Big Data and Life Sciences competencies for AWS.

2nd Watch uses proprietary and third-party software to design, deploy and manage big data, digital marketing, line-of-business and cloud native workloads in the public cloud. The company's services help customers gain efficiencies, minimize costs and maintain security, scalability and agility. 2nd Watch's Managed Cloud offering leverages Enterprise Cloud Studio, a SaaS management solution which helps companies design reference implementations, deploy and manage them with predictable cost and performance, and ensure compliance with security and governance needs. The firm's managed cloud business has grown swiftly since launching in 2012, with marquee clients including Diane von Furstenberg, Lenovo, Yamaha and others, across tens of thousands of instances.

"Solution providers continue to keep their finger on the pulse of emerging technology in order to stay ahead of customer needs. The exciting technology vendors recognized in this year's Emerging Vendors List don't disappoint -- the innovative technologies they bring to the table provide channel partners with product options that will propel their success into the future," said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. "We congratulate 2015's Emerging Vendors for their outstanding efforts and for delivering cutting-edge technology solutions that will continue to evolve the IT channel." 

"We're honored to be selected by CRN for the Emerging Vendors list this year," says Jeff Aden, Co-founder and EVP of Marketing & Business Development at 2nd Watch. "Large companies are increasingly coming to us for help in reducing the complexity and cost of cloud deployments so that they can focus on strategic initiatives. We are laser focused on delivering advanced cloud technologies to our customers and helping them achieve the best possible results for both performance and cost."

Companies included in CRN's 2015 Emerging Vendors list were founded in 2009 or later and are actively working with channel partners in North America. The list, along with information about each vendor, will be published in CRN's August 2015 issue and will be available online at

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About 2nd Watch

2nd Watch is an AWS Premier 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 public 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 partner 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 75,000 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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