August 8, 2017

SEATTLE, Aug. 08, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — 2nd Watch, the managed public cloud company, has been named to the 2017 Fast Growth 150 list by CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company. The list is CRN’s annual ranking of North America-based technology integrators, solution providers and IT consultants with gross sales of at least $1 million that have experienced significant growth over the past two years. In June, 2nd Watch was named to CRN’s 2017 Solution Provider 500 list.

Over the past decade, 2nd Watch has helped many of the world’s biggest brands use Amazon Web Services (AWS), including Crate & Barrel, Condé Nast, Coca-Cola North America, Lenovo, Motorola and Yamaha. 2nd Watch was named a leader in the Gartner March 2017 Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Infrastructure Managed Service Providers, Worldwide and has been a Premier Consulting Partner in the AWS Partner Network (APN) since 2012. The firm owns AWS Competencies in Financial Services, Migration, DevOps, Big Data, Marketing and Commerce, Life Sciences and Microsoft Workloads, and recently completed the AWS Managed Service Provider (MSP) Partner Program Audit for the third year in a row. In the 2017 audit, 2nd Watch was recognized for being “extremely aligned with AWS and its products.”

“Being recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in our space – managed services for public cloud infrastructure – is a tremendous accomplishment,” says Jeff Aden, EVP of Marketing & Strategic Business Development & Co-Founder at 2nd Watch. “It speaks to the ability of our founding team to identify a massive market opportunity early on, and subsequently the ability of our leadership team to execute on our strategic plans. Today, many of the world’s largest companies depend on 2nd Watch to manage and right-size their public cloud environments. While we’re extremely proud of the success and growth we’ve experienced over the past several years, we honestly feel like this is just the beginning and we couldn’t be more excited about the future.”

“The companies on CRN’s 2017 Fast Growth 150 list are thriving in what is now a very tumultuous, demanding IT channel climate,” says Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “This remarkable group of solution providers has successfully adapted to a landmark industry shift away from the traditional VAR business model to a more services-driven approach, outpacing competitors and emerging as true channel leaders. We congratulate each of the Fast Growth 150 honorees and look forward to their continued success.”

The Fast Growth 150 list is highlighted in the August issue of CRN and can be viewed online at

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About 2nd Watch
2nd Watch is an AWS Premier tier Partner in the AWS Partner Network (APN) 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 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.