SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwired - Aug 25, 2015) - 2nd Watch, member of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN), announces its achievement of the APN Marketing & Commerce Competency. The APN Competency Program highlights partners that have demonstrated technical proficiency, leadership and proven customer success in specialized solution areas. Earlier this year, 2nd Watch earned the Big Data and Life Sciences APN Competencies and was an early entrant to the AWS Managed Service Program. 2nd Watch has been an APN Premier Consulting Partner since 2013.

2nd Watch achieved the APN Marketing & Commerce Competency for its ability to support marketing and commerce workloads with cloud-based digital marketing solutions, which include capabilities for: hosting and managing dynamic, scalable marketing websites, apps and campaigns; supporting eCommerce environments; and developing and testing digital marketing initiatives running on AWS infrastructures with ease, to quickly respond to changes in the marketplace and drive preferred business outcomes.

Global luxury lifestyle brand, Diane von Furstenberg (DVF), supports 1500 points of sale including 99 DVF owned and partnered stores throughout North and South America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. Managing its IT infrastructure internally was burdensome and inefficient, leading the company to seek a more stable environment. DVF chose 2nd Watch to build the new infrastructure, migrate its core applications to AWS, and manage the environment in order to support expansion of its retail operations and future digital marketing innovations, including the launch of video displays in stores.

"The APN Marketing & Commerce Competency validates our expertise on AWS, as customers increasingly expect to grow revenues and gain business benefits from the cloud," says Jeff Aden, co-founder and EVP at 2nd Watch. "We bring customers in-depth knowledge of the latest infrastructure innovations from AWS, which can support their efforts to achieve sales and marketing goals cost-effectively and with the ultimate flexibility."

About 2nd Watch
2nd Watch is an APN Premier Consulting 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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