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 2014 Premier Consulting Partners are listed alphabetically below:

2nd Watch is a global leader in building, deploying and managing Amazon Web Services (AWS) based IT operations for enterprise customers. 2nd Watch assists customers in evaluating the economics of moving IT operations into AWS, designs and builds highly reliable and scalable AWS based enterprise IT platforms, and provides software tools and management services that enable enterprises to deploy, manage and optimize cloud based IT operations infrastructure.

Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with approximately 261,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries.

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.

Since offering Australia's first fully managed, award-winning public cloud offering in 2006, Bulletproof's services have now evolved to deliver best of breed, enterprise-grade managed services on AWS infrastructure, including Bulletproof’s Cloud Management service for AWS, Managed Private Clouds with AWS bursting capability or managed services for AWS in a hybrid environment powered by AWS Direct Connect.

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.

Cloudnexa deploys and manages cloud infrastructure for clients who want to realize the full power of Amazon Web Services. Our business model is different, we charge no upfront fees and require no long term contracts; client satisfaction is our priority. Cloudnexa will seamlessly transition services from existing infrastructure to the cloud or work to assess and improve an existing AWS customer experience. Once on AWS, we manage, optimize and support the environment, utilizing our management platform vNOC, which improves security, utilization, resource management and the cost structure of client services.

As an AWS Channel Reseller and an AWS Government Partner, Cloudnexa manages environments requiring additional compliance such as ITAR or HIPAA on public and GovCloud. Please visit us at to learn about our free service tier or to request a consultation call.

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.

Cloudreach was born in the cloud. We live and breathe it.

We are the cloud native systems integrators that can build and support a wide range of AWS solutions across full project and operations life cycles. Whether you need your cloud strategy defined, a set of data centres migrated, or simply engineering talent, talk to the experts.

With an army of AWS certified engineers and architects, a 24/7 managed service function, and an incredible list of tier one clients we can make your AWS journey a smooth one.

Cloudreach … Not if. When.

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.

Control Group is a NYC-based innovation strategy, technology and design firm that guides forward-thinking organizations through enterprise transformations, allowing them to seize new opportunities and adapt to market changes. We balance our deep experience in large-scale enterprise systems with agile technolgies and practices to deliver strategies and frameworks that enable flexible and competitive business models.

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.

Infosys Limited (NYSE: INFY, delivers IT-enabled business solutions to enable Global 2000 companies to build their enterprises of tomorrow. We leverage our domain and business expertise along with a complete range of services. Infosys has a global footprint with sales offices in 29 countries and development centers in India, US, China, Australia, UK, Canada, Japan and many other countries. Infosys has over 155,629 employees of 97 nationalities.

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.

Slalom Consulting is a national business and technology consulting firm, founded in 2001 with 2500 employees. Slalom is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, with offices in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Hartford, Portland, San Francisco, Palo Alto, New York and Los Angeles. Primary expertise and focus areas include Microsoft consulting services, SAP BA&T and SUP/Afaria, Tableau, custom development, mobile development and cloud computing services.

Smart421 delivers high-end consultancy, integration and service management of business-critical systems for large enterprises operating in regulated markets. Its customers include Aviva, Telefónica UK Ltd (O2), Virgin Atlantic Airways, Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC), Xchanging and Haven Power.

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.

smartShift Technologies is a leading provider of Cloud Management services as well as Cloud Transformation solutions. smartShift leverages a global workforce, patented automated tools, and premium partner relationships to deliver unparalleled, cost effective Cloud Solutions to ISV's and enterprises.

Storm Reply is specialized in design and implementation of cloud based solutions and services. Storm Reply holds Amazon Premier Consulting Partner Status helping a large number of significant customers in Europe run their systems and applications on top of AWS Platform. Having a consolidated experience in Cloud IaaS, SaaS and PaaS architectures, Storm Reply provides an end to end set of services for Cloud Adoption, Development of new applications and management full services of their cloud environment. Having deep competencies and experiences on management of complex cloud projects, Storm Reply helps customers to implement their Strategy Cloud Approach. In particular, Storm Reply offers services on Cloud Strategy and Migration, Cloud Applications Development and Cloud Service Management. Storm Reply is a company of Reply group.

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 2013 Premier Consulting Partners are available here.