Amazon Web Services Announces 2021 AWS Canada Partner Award Winners
At its annual Partner Summit this week, Amazon Web Services recognized a wide range of channel partners through its 2021 Canada AWS Partner Awards.
“AWS Partners are helping customers become more agile and innovate faster in a wide range of industries, from banking and finance to the public sector, and increasingly, to the Canadian startup sector,” said Eric Gales, AWS Canada Country Director in a May 12 press release. Release. “
He noted that this year’s winners have helped customers operate over 200 AWS services, some of which have used these capabilities and created “completely new solutions to the market.” Other winners, he added, have worked with AWS since the launch of the AWS Canada (Central) Region more than four years ago.
AWS indicates that the following winners were selected by a panel of “AWS experts”.
AWS Rising Star of the Year
This is an AWS partner who went from zero to hero in 2020.
Winner: Quantiphi—An award-winning applied AI and big data software and services company, driven by a desire to solve transformational problems at the heart of the business, has strengthened its local capabilities and capabilities in Canada. In 2020, in addition to supporting customers, Quantiphi developed 10 solutions for AWS Marketplace and continued to invest in AWS skills development, certifying more than 450 employees.
AWS Consulting Partner of the Year:
An AWS Consulting Partner who has consistently delivered well throughout the period, grown their AWS business, and grown with AWS in 2020.
Winner: In 2020, based in Vancouver OpsGuru, provided exceptional migrations, DevOps and SaaS transformations to Canadian AWS customers. By leveraging OpsGuru’s Cloud Launchpad, businesses have been able to jumpstart their AWS journeys, empower their employees, and dramatically reduce time to market. By targeting comprehensive coverage of the entire cloud journey, from cloud adoption to Kubernetes activation, OpsGuru has grown its workforce by 306% and revenue by over 400% year over year.
AWS ISV Partner of the Year
An AWS ISV technology partner that has leveraged the best of AWS services and continued to grow and grow with AWS in 2020.
Winner: CrowdStrike is part of the shared responsibility model of cloud security by enabling customers to secure their workloads and data “in the cloud”. CrowdStrike is a next-generation, cloud-delivered endpoint protection platform with next-generation unified antivirus, endpoint detection and response (EDR), IT hygiene, and 24-hour managed hunting service 24/7, all delivered through a single lightweight agent. In 2020, customers saw an increase in security threats and vulnerabilities and CrowdStrike continued to be a leading partner in helping customers improve their security posture.
AWS Migration Partner of the Year
An AWS Partner who has deepened AWS in a specific service, industry, or skill and achieved results with AWS in 2020.
Winner: With 15 AWS skillsets and over 2,700 certifications, Onica, a Rackspace Technology company, is Rackspace Technology’s dedicated AWS business. As a leading strategic partner, Onica works in conjunction with the AWS Migration Acceleration Program team to develop and accelerate customer migrations in Canada. In 2020, Onica had a phenomenal year to achieve its goals and worked on notable projects with high social impact.
AWS Social Impact Partner of the Year
An AWS partner who has demonstrated a deep commitment to providing consulting services and / or technology offerings that have great social impact with proven customer success in 2020.
Winner: Toronto Headquarters SmartSimple Inc software. (“SmartSimple”) is a global leader in cloud-based grants and corporate responsibility solutions. SmartSimple is trusted by 400 clients, including leading foundations, Fortune 500 companies and government funders. In 2020, SmartSimple’s platform helped empower the Vancouver Foundation to provide rapid and essential assistance to communities in British Columbia affected by COVID-19 through its Community Response Fund. Within days, the Vancouver Foundation developed an agile granting model, recruited advisors, and began processing funding requests from frontline health and social service charities and arts groups. and cultural groups seeking immediate support. Since the start of the pandemic, the Vancouver Foundation has awarded $ 19.9 million to 591 charities across the province. In 2020, SmartSimple’s configurable platform connected 1.1 million end users in 192 countries to $ 9 billion in critical funding.
AWS Public Sector Partner of the Year
An AWS partner who has demonstrated a deep commitment to providing consulting services and / or ISV offerings in the public sector space in 2020.
Winner: Accenture is a leading global professional services company with industry-leading digital, cloud and security capabilities providing an end-to-end solution to migrate and manage operations on AWS through Accenture AWS Business Group, formed in 2015 with AWS. In 2020, Accenture leveraged AWS competencies, predefined AWS assets, and highly qualified and certified AWS resources to partner closely with AWS to develop innovative digital solutions that support Canada’s federal and provincial governments, as well as the public health.