March 26, 2018

SEATTLE, March 26, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — 2nd Watch announces its inclusion on the CRN Tech Elite 250 list, which recognizes channel companies that have differentiated themselves by attaining high levels of technology partner certifications and partner program levels. This is the second award 2nd Watch has received from CRN in 2018. Last month CRN named 2nd Watch to its 2018 MSP 500 list in the Pioneer 250 category.

2nd Watch has been a Premier Consulting Partner in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network since 2012 and is a Silver Microsoft Azure Partner. The firm has earned cloud  competencies in Financial Services, Migration, DevOps, Marketing and Commerce, Life Sciences and Microsoft Workloads, and has completed the AWS Managed Service Provider Partner Program Audit three years in a row.

To compile the annual Tech Elite 250 list, The Channel Company’s research group and CRN’s editors worked together to identify the most customer-beneficial technical certifications in the North American IT channel. Companies who have obtained these elite designations – which enable solution providers to deliver premium products, services and customer support – are then selected from a pool of online applicants.

“Being named to CRN’s Tech Elite 250 list is no small feat,” says Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “These companies have distinguished themselves with multiple, top-level IT certifications, specializations and partner program designations from the industry’s most prestigious technology providers. Their pursuit of deep expertise and broader skill sets in a wide range of technologies and IT practices demonstrates an impressive commitment to elevating their businesses – and to providing the best possible customer experience.”

“Being named to the Tech Elite 250 is an honor,” says Jeff Aden, EVP of Marketing & Strategic Business Development & Co-Founder at 2nd Watch. “It demonstrates our commitment to helping the world’s largest companies manage their public cloud environments, and reflects our expertise with AWS, Azure and complementary services. I am extremely proud of the entire 2nd Watch team who everyday helps companies accelerate their growth through tested, proven and trusted solutions.”

The complete Tech Elite 250 list is now available on Coverage of the Tech Elite 250 will be featured in the April issue of CRN.

About 2nd Watch
2nd Watch is an AWS Premier Consulting Partner in the AWS Partner Network (APN) and a Microsoft Azure Silver Partner, providing professional services and managed cloud services to large companies. 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 24×7. 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.