2nd Watch Launches Accelerator Service for VMware Cloud on AWS Customers

The four-week program, which includes analysis of a company’s existing VMware environment and demonstration of that infrastructure running in VMware Cloud on AWS, is designed to help large enterprises transition smoothly to the cloud

SEATTLE, Oct. 25, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 2nd Watch announces a new service to help VMware customers understand, map and budget a move to VMware Cloud on AWS. The 2nd Watch Solution Accelerator for VMware Cloud on AWS is a four-week engagement during which 2nd Watch will analyze a company’s current VMware environment, outline a plan for running that infrastructure on VMware Cloud on AWS, and execute a pilot of that implementation. 2nd Watch will also provide a cost estimate for moving into production and share best practices regarding the design and operation of future VMware-based infrastructure and applications on VMware Cloud on AWS.

“Making the move to cloud applications and services is a different process for every organization,” says Jeff Aden, EVP at 2nd Watch. “Some companies jump right in, while others take a more measured approach and leverage existing relationships and technologies. Our Accelerator Service for VMware Cloud on AWS is intended for the very dedicated and diehard VMware users. Skilled and experienced 2nd Watch engineers will help customers understand the process of migrating, bursting and backing-up data to VMware Cloud on AWS, and assist customers as they continue to move to the cloud regardless of where they are on their journey.”

VMware Cloud on AWS is a jointly engineered service that brings VMware’s enterprise class Software-Defined Data Center software to the AWS Cloud, with optimized access to AWS services as well as robust disaster protection. VMware Cloud on AWS enables customers to add value to their business in the AWS cloud, while maximizing their VMware investments, without the need to buy new hardware or refactor applications. VMware Cloud on AWS enables customers to eliminate operational complexity by managing a hybrid cloud environment with familiar VMware tools.

Founded in 2010, 2nd Watch has become the largest independently owned US-based cloud-native service provider. An AWS Premier partner, 2nd Watch has over 200,000 cloud instances under management and supports customers including Coca-Cola North America, Covanta Energy and Yamaha. 2nd Watch has significant experience migrating customers to AWS and is a VMware preferred partner working with VMware on several customer use-cases.

“Customers work with partners such as 2nd Watch as their trusted advisors as they move to the cloud,” said Rich Figer, vice president, North American Solution Partners, VMware. “2nd Watch brings industry and technical expertise to help customers quickly execute on their cloud initiatives using VMware Cloud on AWS.  With valuable service offerings such as the one being offered by 2nd Watch, customers can accelerate VMware Cloud on AWS adoption and migration, modernize their data center environments and increase IT efficiency.”

In addition to the Accelerator Service benefits, 2nd Watch can also provide customers with rapid, large-scale virtual machine migrations between vSphere 5.0+ on-premises and VMware Cloud on AWS environments, without downtime or powering off virtual machines. For more information on the 2nd Watch Accelerator Service for VMware Cloud on AWS, see here.

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 www.2ndwatch.com or call 888-317-7920.

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