Amazon Internet Services Private Limited (AISPL) announced the 2018 APN Excellence Award winners, recognizing leaders in the India channel playing a key role helping customers drive innovation and build solutions on the AWS Cloud.
Announced during the annual AWS Partner Summit, part of the 2018 AWS Summit Mumbai, the APN Excellence Awards recognize a wide range of born-in-the cloud, and traditional APN Consulting and Technology Partners, whose business models have embraced specialization and collaboration over the past year.
The Awards also recognizes partners whose business models continue to evolve and thrive on the AWS Cloud as they work with customers, enabling them to build on Big Data analytics and take advantage of the benefits of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence.
The AWS Partner Network (APN), is a global partner program, focused on helping the tens of thousands of participating partners build successful businesses or solutions on AWS Cloud, by providing business, technical, marketing, and go-to-market support. The APN includes independent software vendors (ISVs) and systems integrators (SIs) around the world, with APN Partner participation in Asia growing significantly during the past 12 months.
Amitabh Jacob, Head of India Channels and Alliances at Amazon Internet Services Private Limited (AISPL) said that the diverse nature of the APN Excellence Awards winners reflected the opportunity provided for partners who were focused on helping customers remove the friction of managing IT infrastructure and set the platform for innovation.
“The APN Excellence Awards are a celebration of the successes various partners have achieved in building innovation and disruptive growth models for their customers as they transition them to AWS Cloud. These partners have invested in their businesses to make it more customer-centric, as well as in their employees, through the various AWS training and certification programs on offer. The winners are great examples of how to embrace the changing customer needs across a range of industries with game-changing best-practices.”
A panel of AWS Cloud experts selected the five winners based on the below criteria:
Rising Star Partner: A partner that has gone from zero to hero during the qualification period.
Winner: Minfy Technologies Private Limited Source has won the award for enabling multiple SAP implementations for customers, growing field resources by 400 percent, ramping up their services on the cloud, and developing their AWS business. This helped them achieve 314 percent growth in revenues in 2017. Minify Technologies has also emerged as the overall winner for the Rising Star Partner of the year across the Asia Pacific.
Innovation Partner: A partner that has developed a differentiated capability on or integrated with AWS Cloud, and has launched it to market during the qualification period.
Winner: Freshworks Private Limited has won the award for the innovative use of AWS services to create advanced solutions for their customers, such as FreshCaller which integrates with Amazon Connect, a contact centre as a service (CCaS) solution.
Partner of the Year – Consulting Partner: A consulting partner who has delivered consistently well throughout the period, developed its AWS business and grown during 2017.
Winner: Powerupcloud Technologies India Private Limited has won the award for its marquee wins across the industry, achieving Premier Consulting Partner status, and for competencies in the Big Data and DevOps space.
Partner of the Year – Technology Partner: A technology partner who has leveraged the best of AWS services, APN and continued to expand and grow during 2017.
Winner: Druva has won the award for using high levels of AWS services for customers across retail, technology and FSI verticals, and for helping customers manage their compliance requirements in effective ways.
Specialized Partner: A partner who has gone deep with AWS Cloud in a specific service, industry, or competency and delivered results during 2017.
Winner: Nucleus Software Exports Private Limited has won the award for providing critical solutions built on the AWS Cloud for customers across India, with a special focus on the BFSI industry.