AWS’ Premier Consulting Partner designation highlights the top APN Consulting Partners globally that have distinguished themselves by investing significantly in their AWS practice, providing exceptional customer service, helping a large number of significant customers run their applications on top of AWS, and building a healthy revenue generating consulting business on AWS.

To be eligible for this designation, partners must first have achieved the status of Advanced Consulting Partner under APN, and must also meet additional qualitative and quantitative requirements.

The 2013 Premier Consulting Partners are listed alphabetically below:

2nd Watch offers a unique combination of software, services and analytics to make leveraging the cloud simple. Our operational management tools and expert guidance allow mid-size and enterprise companies to operate in AWS more efficiently, decrease risk and increase profitability. 2nd Watch provides customizable solutions that are built to fit your business needs and innovative implementations of those solutions to bring profitable results for your business. Our distinctive combination of premier Professional Services centered on IT operations and unique Cloud Products makes new cloud technologies usable, allowing you to operationalize your business.

Providing a secure cloud-based solution is 8K Miles’ greatest strength — and the reason so many enterprise, government and private sector customers trust us to implement their AWS services. 8K Miles offers end-to-end, turnkey Mobility/Big Data solutions that are robust enough to meet the security and capacity requirements of Fortune 1000 firms but agile enough for SMBs. As a US-based company with a global presence, 8K Miles has a team of on-demand seasoned, professionals with years of specialized AWS Auto-Scaling expertise.

For more than 30 years, Aquilent has been at the leading edge of government and industry technology, so we understand Federal goals, processes, and challenges better than anyone. Developing technology strategies for the future of government is what Aquilent excels at. Our experts take into account the unique demands and limitations of government infrastructure to create a strategy that improves productivity, increases service levels, enhances flexibility and reliability, and controls risks and costs.

Booz Allen’s cloud computing services range from enterprise cloud strategy, planning, development, and implementation to broader organizational transformation support. We have extensive experience applying our cloud-based services in support of transitioning our client’s mission-critical systems to enterprise hybrid cloud-based services architectures while managing operational risk and improving cyber capabilities.

Capgemini COMPLETE – Cloud Orchestration Management PLatform End to End is an enterprise ready framework and intelligent platform that integrates and supports applications in the Cloud. Leveraging the power of Amazon Web Services, COMPLETE “abstracts” the complexity of multiple Cloud and non-Cloud infrastructures and presents to the enterprise the same look and feel as if the SAP ecosystem was running in their datacenter.

CITYTECH, Inc. is a national IT consultancy headquartered in Chicago specializing in enterprise application implementation and cloud-based managed infrastructure service. CITYTECH helps businesses align technology with their business goals with experts who understand business-related issues and possess the expert knowledge of top software development platforms to create the best enterprise solutions and sophisticated cloud strategies.

cloudpack is a provider of fully-managed services for Amazon Web Services (AWS) products, including Amazon EC2, RDS, S3, from system design and implementation to operation and support. Our all-inclusive simple pricing plan with monthly invoicing was designed to reduce our clients payment concerns and troubles as much as possible. The in-house server engineer is not necessary for AWS systems management by using cloudpack's 24/7 technical support, service/resource monitoring, backup/restore services.

Business environment never stands still. Increasing globalization, rapidly evolving technologies, changing generation of millennial workers and customers – all these forces are moving forward-thinking organizations to seek a more collaborative, flexible and global approach. We call it the Future of Work and we’re helping companies around the world RETHINK how they compete, REINVENT how they collaborate, and REWIRE how they operate. The formula for the Future of Work is called SMAC - social, mobile, analytics and cloud on one integrated stack, where each function enables another to maximize their effect. This is the new enterprise IT model delivering a Future of Work organization that is more connective, collaborative, real-time and productive.

CSS Corp is a global technology solutions provider to enterprises, consumers, and technology companies. CSS follows a support-centric model to all its services that help its clients leverage IT to align business objectives. Headquartered in San Jose, CA, CSS is backed by leading financial institutions including SAIF partners, Goldman Sachs, and Sierra Ventures. CSS has taken a lead in using AWS to architect enterprise solutions that would enable more efficient usage of technology infrastructure. Some of the AWS cloud based tools released by CSS include Hapx, CloudBuddy Enterprise,Cloud Vault, and CloudBuddy Analytics.

Datapipe offers a single provider solution for managing and securing mission-critical IT services. We consult with each client, enabling them to realize their potential by harnessing the power of their data, the performance of our network, and the experience of our team. Datapipe is unique in the market for our ability to react quickly, solve problems urgently, and understand the distinct needs of our clients. Our ability to provide scope, scale and organizational agility – delivered from the world’s most influential technical and financial markets – makes us the partner of choice for the enterprise.

With over 20 years of experience in information technology, Dedalus leads projects in companies of all sizes, national and multinationals. Through experience gained in these two decades, offers IT consulting,development, outsourcing and support for their customers, as well as applications and security solutions in cloud computing.

Full 360 was an inaugural AWS Solutions Provider in 2007. Our focus is on Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence, and Hyperion in the Cloud. We provide hosting, consulting and outsourcing services for Vertica, Jaspersoft BI, and the Oracle EPM Suite. We are experts in column databases, and consult on RedShift.

MarketShare offers the industry leading cross-media analytics solutions for global marketers. Called out as a leader in the industry by Forrester Research and a "Cool Vendor" by Gartner, MarketShare has enabled more than half of the Fortune 50 companies to dramatically improve their marketing effectiveness.

NRI was born from the merger of the former Nomura Research Institute, Japan’s first think tank in the private sector, with Nomura Computer Systems Co., the pioneer in systems integration. NRI provide advanced solution by taking advantage of the experience of the systems development in the sectors of finance and distribution for many years. We propose the most suitable system for a user company after having ascertained characteristics of the public cloud computing service.

Razorfish creates experiences that build businesses. As one of the largest interactive marketing and technology companies in the world, Razorfish helps its clients build better brands by delivering better business results through engaging customer experiences. Razorfish uniquely delivers results by combining thought leadership from the consulting world with deep technical capabilities with marketing service breadth.

Smartronix is a global professional solutions provider specializing in cloud computing, application integration and development, networking and system management, and cyber security. For the last 15 years, Smartronix has built a worldwide team with innovative technical expertise to deliver mission-critical solutions for both the public and private sectors.

Wipro Technologies, the global IT business of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT) is a leading Information Technology, Consulting and Outsourcing company, that delivers solutions to enable its clients do business better. Wipro Technologies delivers winning business outcomes through its deep industry experience and a 360 degree view of “Business through Technology” – helping clients create successful and adaptive businesses. A company recognized globally for its comprehensive portfolio of services, a practitioner’s approach to delivering innovation and an organization wide commitment to sustainability, Wipro Technologies has 135,000 employees and clients across 54 countries.

The 2014 Premier Consulting Partners are available here.

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