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How Does Premier AWS Consulting Partner Aquilent Help Federal Customers Focus on Innovation?

Headquartered in Laurel, MD, Aquilent is a leading solution provider of Digital Services, DevOps, and the full range of cloud services exclusively for the federal government. With an emphasis on DevOps, Aquilent offers customers a full range of federal cloud solutions that leverage Amazon Web Services (AWS) through every level of engagement. The company has been an AWS Partner Network (APN) Partner since 2009 and is a Premier APN Consulting Partner, Authorized Government Reseller, AWS Government Partner Program member, and an AWS Managed Service Partner.

Since its inception, Aquilent has been on a mission to be at the forefront of technological innovation on behalf of its wide base of federal customers. Early on, the company quickly acknowledged the cloud as the future of digital transformation for the federal space. In 2009, Aquilent moved its corporate infrastructure and back office applications to AWS, and its corporate data center was completely dismantled. “It became clear to Aquilent in 2009 that AWS was going to be a leader for federal customers in public cloud; and we wanted to start working with AWS as early as we could to build our business around the platform,” says Mark Pietrasanta, Chief Technology Officer at Aquilent. “Originally, we engaged with other cloud providers, but we recognized the AWS pricing model and feature set to be better suited, in our opinion, to the federal government space.”

“Working with AWS has transformed what we provide to our customers,” says Pietrasanta. “We’ve always thrived in the digital services and application development space, but our ability to leverage AWS in order to provide customers with a full end-to-end solution has transformed the type of work we do for customers and has transformed Aquilent as a company, allowing us to specialize and help our customers evolve into Agile, Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery and Deployment, and DevOps.” Aquilent has seen significant business growth on AWS, experiencing cloud growth of 566% over the last year.

Aquilent continues to grow as an AWS Partner, having recently passed the stringent third-party audit required of Partners wishing to become a part of the AWS Managed Service program. “Our acceptance into the program highlights our advanced offerings in the cloud managed services space, which includes the tools necessary to deliver continuous innovation around security, DevOps, proactive monitoring, and streamlined management of customer environments,” says Pietrasanta. “This is very relevant to federal customers who often require a higher-touch given the complexity of their environments and strict security requirements.”


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