It’s hard to imagine that in just three years since its official launch in the Spring of 2012, the AWS Partner Network (APN) has grown in size to include more than 2200 technology and consulting partners, each specializing in helping companies build successful AWS-based applications and services. Of course, Amazon is well-accustomed to seeing numbers of exponential growth. At this point, there is no denying the fact that Amazon continues to dominate the cloud. And for those of us who were fortunate enough to witness the maturation process of AWS, none of us were surprised by the financial numbers that Amazon recently disclosed. And in case you haven’t heard the news, AWS posted a staggering $1.8B in revenue in Q2 2015.
Clearly the cloud proponents have proven their case over the years and silenced any remaining cloud skeptics. And although AWS offers more than 40 services today, its adopters must still answer the same basic questions. At ClearScale, we continue to partner with clients who are struggling with the same technical challenges that faced our very first clients over five years ago. How do I effectively migrate to AWS? Which tools, resources, and services should I leverage to build robust and scalable cloud architectures? Even as the cloud continues to mature and evolve, many companies are still struggling with various aspects of their cloud adoption strategy.
For the past five years, ClearScale has strived to help bridge this professional services gap in the AWS community. ClearScale’s long track record of successful DevOps projects, cloud application development, and infrastructure migrations spans more than a hundred client engagements.
In July, Amazon Web Services named ClearScale an AWS Premier Consulting Partner. The entire ClearScale team is flattered and humbled by the fact that we were one of only 15 other companies in North America to receive such a prestigious recognition. In fact, we were the only selected partner to be based in Silicon Valley.
The AWS Premier Consulting Partner tier highlights the top APN Consulting Partners globally that have invested significantly in their AWS practice, have extensive experience in deploying customer solutions on AWS, have a strong bench of trained and certified technical consultants, have at least one APN Competency, have expertise in project management, and have a healthy revenue-generating consulting business on AWS.
We’d like to thank all of our customers who have partnered with us along this amazing journey. ClearScale could not have earned the Premier Consulting Partner designation without the success of our own customers deploying such innovative and successful applications on AWS.
“The entire ClearScale team is honored to receive formal recognition of our expertise and customer success as an AWS Premier Consulting Partner. The AWS Premier Consulting Partner designation is a huge milestone achieved by only a handful of partners – it is very special,” said Pavel Pragin, CEO of ClearScale. “Our relationship with AWS was essential in building our business and they have been an outstanding partner. We are proud that our capabilities and proven track record have positioned ClearScale as a valuable partner within the APN.”
What’s Next for Clearscale?
If the last five years are any indication of what lies ahead, we couldn’t be more excited. The cloud continues to be an ever-evolving beast that’s full of challenges, opportunity, and surprises. One thing we do know is that we’ll continue to develop innovative partnerships with each of our clients. Whether it’s developing innovative architectural designs, executing complex data migrations, or building more scalable and automated cloud-based solutions using Docker or Chef, the ClearScale team remains committed to delivering best-of-breed cloud systems integration, application development, and managed services.