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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud IaaS, Worldwide
In its 2016 Magic Quadrant for Cloud IaaS, Worldwide, Gartner has placed AWS as having both the furthest completeness of vision and the highest ability to execute. Access the report for a full evaluation of all providers included.Access Analyst Report
2nd Watch Strategic Services
Reduce cost and increase performance with 2nd Watch Strategic Services like Amazon Redshift, DynamoDB, Lambda, Aurora and Kinesis. We can help you save money and build solutions in weeks that will result in better customer engagement.Access Data Sheet
2nd Watch Managed Cloud
Let us focus on automation and management so you can focus on business outcomes. With our Managed Cloud Services, you get zero-day patching, technical and financial optimization – reducing complexity and increasing visibility into yoru AWS Cloud environment.Access Data Sheet
About 2nd Watch
We make the public cloud work better for your business through our expertise, operational excellence and expert guidance. We are an AWS Premier Partner and audited and approved Managed Service Provider.Access Data Sheet
30 Most Popular AWS Products - Q1 2016
What are the most popular AWS products used today? This infographic reflects the percentage of 2nd Watch customers using each AWS product, based on more than 100,000 AWS instances managed.Access Infographic
Enterprise IT Procurement Patterns Favor Cloud Technologies
This infographic helps to understand the organizational emphasis and strategic focus of modern enterprise IT departments based on tech services consumed and spend. Our research shows that many enterprise IT organizations today are bimodal, with their focus split between stability and agility,Access Infographic
Architecting Secure Environments in the Cloud
Moving to the cloud means changing the way you work. Securing the cloud means you need to design a scalable security infrastructure – one that’s able to work with new applications and services as they become available. The public cloud may have security built into it, but you still need to build it into your applications. The tools cloud vendors provide help secure connections and manage users, but there’s a lot more that still needs to be done. Download our white paper to learn about building secure environments in the cloud.Access White Paper
2W Security Configuration Assessment
2nd Watch’s Security Configuration Assessment provides enterprises a comprehensive look at their overall cloud security configuration in AWS, quickly identifies areas of risk or concern and recommends means for remediation.Access Data Sheet
Batch & HPC Cloud-Based Solution for Enterprises
2nd Watch’s Batch & HPC Cloud-Based solution enables enterprises to run Financial Modeling Software in hours versus weeks and discover new ways to collect, store, process, analyze, and visualize data—at any scale.Access Data Sheet
Operational Intelligence with Splunk
2nd Watch’s Managed Cloud for Splunk Enterprise solution combines the flexibility and scalablity of the AWS public cloud with the leading platform for real-time operational intelligence—Splunk Enterprise. Download the datasheet to learn more about how you can increase performance and availability, deliver enhanced agility, and reduce costs with Splunk on AWS.Access Data Sheet
AWS Scorecard - Q2 2015
In our Q2 AWS Scorecard, we found more customers using medium EC2 instances and fewer using small, while there was a shift from the US-East to other regions, including EMEA and US West. AWS Directory Service use increased – an indication that enterprise customers are enabling shared services to be utilized by cloud workloads and that companies are extending on-premise directories to the cloud to enable authentication and authorization for infrastructure and applications hosted in AWS.Access Infographic
2nd Watch Managed Billing
Understanding your cloud bill can be confusing! 2nd Watch simplifies your cloud billing and eliminates the confusion. 2nd Watch Managed Billing removes the complexity of analyzing, budgeting, tracking, forecasting and invoicing the cost of the public cloud for enterprises. Download the 2nd Watch Managed Billing datasheet to learn more about how managed billing can help you gain visibility into and understand your cloud bill.Access Data Sheet
Big Data, IoT & Digital Marketing
Latest trends from our survey show Big Data, Internet of Things and the Cloud are driving digital marketing initiatives among enterprise companies. Respondents say they’re likely to expand use of these technologies to support digital marketing, and many plan to divert resources from other projects in order to facilitate. Download our Big Data, IoT & Digital Marketing infographic to learn more.Access Infographic
Digital Marketing in the Cloud: Analysis of IaaS Critical Capabilities Shows Significant Advantages
The line between digital and traditional marketing continues to blur. Your digital marketing programs can directly interact with millions of customers, resulting in resource demands that are highly visible and highly variable, yet often temporary.Today’s digital marketing is a critical business function that demands reliable, scalable infrastructure. Download our white paper to learn more about why digital marketing properties are ideal candidates for cloud deployments.Access White Paper
Data Warehouse Solution
The increasing volume, variety and velocity of digital information has many enterprise IT organizations turning to the public cloud to run applications that require high bandwidth, enhanced networking, and high compute capabilities. 2nd Watch’s data warehouse solution is a secure, compatible, fast, fully managed, petabyte-scale solution that makes it simple to store and analyze data. Download the 2nd Watch data warehouse solution datasheet to learn more about our Amazon Redshift offer, then contact 2nd Watch to schedule your free data warehouse migration assessment.Access Data Sheet
Big Data Survey
80% of companies polled in our 2015 Big Data Survey are already engaged in or will soon begin a big data project, with a large portion of those companies spending as much as $100,000 on big data projects this year. Download our Big Data infographic to find out more from the survey results.Access Infographic
Enterprise Big Data Enablement: Risks & Rewards
Batch processing remains an important tool in helping you make better decisions on how to run your business. However, with the increasing quanitity of data to process and the complexity of the jobs, many enterprises face the challenge of ballooning infrastructure costs when it comes to High Performance Computing. Download our white paper to learn about why many organizations are now turning to the public cloud to address their HPC batch job needs. Access White Paper
Modern Enterprise Cloud Architect Profile
Enterprise Cloud Architect, the coolest job of the 21st century, requires a combination of multidisciplinary skills ranging from intersection of an instructor, strategic advisor, broad domain knowledge, business knowledge and inventor. Download our cheat sheet to see who the modern Enterprise Cloud Architect really is.Access Infographic
AWS Scorecard - Q1 2015
Our newest AWS Scorecard indicates that companies are moving more big data and analytics applications to AWS, Windows-based instances in the cloud are growing while Linux instances are declining, and third-party cloud-based security products are in high demand.Access Infographic
The Digital Enterprise: Transforming Business in the Cloud
Public cloud adoption is on the upswing because companies are seeing benefits that positively affect revenues and benefit customers. Companies that complete the transformation to becoming a Digital Business and public cloud-based enterprise will find powerful new ways to interact with and serve customers and gain agility from end-to-end automation that saves money and time. Learn more with our Digital Business white paper.Access White Paper
Digital Business Survey Summary
In an effort to better understand the relationship between cloud computing and digital business in large organizations, our latest research has uncovered a stronger than expected connection between cloud technologies and digital sales and marketing programs. Half of all survey respondents said that moving to the cloud would be their most important digital initiative in 2015, and 60% say cloud tools will support digital sales and marketing programs, but issues still exist.Access Survey
Digital Business Survey
In an effort to better understand the relationship between cloud computing and digital business in large organizations, our latest research has uncovered a stronger than expected connection between cloud technologies and digital sales and marketing programs. Half of all survey respondents said that moving to the cloud would be their most important digital initiative in 2015, and 60% say cloud tools will support digital sales and marketing programs, but issues still exist.Access Infographic
AWS Scorecard - Q4 2014
In the second of our quarterly Amazon Web Services scorecards, we found some interesting insight into what services and instances are being used by Amazon’s customers. Among our user base, we found a significant uptake in network access storage (NAS) products. Amazon EC2 is the most popular service, with 98% of customers using it, followed by Amazon S3 (97%), and Amazon SNS (65%), among other stats on usage trends.Access Infographic
2015 Trends & Predictions
Our survey shows that most companies plan to increase public cloud spend by at least 15% in 2015, indicating greater confidence in cloud infrastructure and expanding budgets for public cloud workloads. Consistent cost savings derived from the use of public cloud infrastructure versus corporate-owned datacenters was cited as the biggest potential benefit to running more public cloud workloads in 2015.Access Infographic
Analyzing Cloud Costs in a Standard IT Cost Model
Find out how cloud cost savings are realized. With over 28,000 possible service offerings, AWS cloud pricing can get complex! We break down cloud costs and billing to help you understand cloud spend in context of the enterprise technology business.Access White Paper
Managing Public Cloud Workloads
Despite untapped promise in the public cloud, our survey found that enterprise IT says managing public cloud workloads is just as difficult as managing internal systems and that commercial third-party tools and services are necessary to help reduce complexity with their public cloud environments. We take an in depth look at the challenges and best practices in managing public cloud workloads.Access White Paper
2W MGZN Fall 2014 Issue
Do you want to know how to accelerate your cloud adoption? Our 2W MGZN is full of useful articles and tips on migrating to the public cloud, including the public vs. private cloud debate, Yamaha and Diane von Furstenberg success stories, and tools for bulk server migrations.Access Magazine
Public Cloud Workload Management
Despite untapped promise in the public cloud, our survey found that enterprise IT says managing public cloud workloads is just as difficult as managing internal systems and that commercial third-party tools and services are necessary to help reduce complexity with their public cloud environments.Access Infographic
AWS Scorecard – Q3 2014
In the first of our quarterly Amazon Web Services scorecards, we found some interesting insight into what services and instances are being used by Amazon’s customers. Among our user base, Amazon S3 is the most popular AWS service with 94% of our customers using the storage service, among other stats on usage trends.Access Infographic
Enabling Enterprise Adoption - Build or Buy Considerations
Many enterprises contemplating public cloud deployments go through a classic decision-making process applied to many new infrastructure technologies: do I build it myself or do I buy it from the professionals? To develop the right strategy and frame the build or buy debate, several considerations need to be made when it comes to Infrastructure as a Service (Iaas), and in particular Ama­zon Web Services. We see very common themes around four major decision point areas: design, construction, ongoing mainte­nance and insurance.Access White Paper
Enterprise Cloud Demand
The Cloud Demand survey indicates that a large majority of enterprise business units are using cloud-based services, and that most of those are choosing, managing and funding them on their own rather than waiting for IT departments to create and deploy applications that can help them to achieve their goals. Almost half plan to develop cloud services brokerage models in their quest to deliver cloud services by 2016.Access Infographic
2W MGZN Summer 2014 Issue
Join the cloud conversation with this issue of the 2W MGZN. Find out what the future of cloud pricing models holds, dig into the build versus buy discussion, learn about the next generation of private cloud, and find out how Iris Autograph™ achieves enterprise-level security and cloud scalability with AWS and 2nd Watch.Access Magazine
Cloud Price Wars
According to our survey, cloud provider price cuts are driving increased investment and innovation in cloud-based projects. However, despite ongoing price competitiveness among cloud infrastructure providers, a majority of survey respondents said features and performance were more important than price in deciding which vendor to engage.Access Infographic
2W MGZN Fall 2013 Issue
Find out what the future of cloud computing holds in this issue of our 2W MGZN, with helpful articles on overcoming cloud uncertainty, best practices for autoscaling your application, and Adobe’s Business Catalyst’s story on shutting down three global data centers and migrating to AWS with 2nd Watch.Access Magazine
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