Claranet announced as Platinum Sponsor of the AWS Enterprise Summit in London

Leading managed services provider Claranet is the sole Platinum Sponsor the 2016 Amazon Web Service (AWS) Enterprise Summit in London. Claranet’s sponsorship of the event, being held at the ExCel Centre on 8 November, further establishes its position as a key European-wide provider of managed services on AWS.

The AWS Enterprise Summit in London is designed to educate attendees on how to accelerate adoption of the cloud and maximise the benefits it can deliver to an organisation.

Claranet achieved Premier Partner Status with AWS earlier this year. It is rapidly deepening its engagement and expertise with the cloud giant to enable customers to take advantage of the platform. John Allen, CTO of Claranet customer Missguided, will speak at the Summit on the company’s transformation following its recent migration to AWS with Claranet. Sam Bashton, a leader of Claranet’s Cloud Practice, will also be offering consultancy sessions to IT leaders who are looking to understand how they can get the best out of AWS infrastructure.

Michel Robert, Managing Director of Claranet UK, commented:

Enabling customers to take full advantage of the transformational benefits that Cloud-based services can bring, is a key focus for our business. The AWS Summits across the UK and Europe are therefore major events for us. Earlier this year we were the Platinum Sponsor of the 2016 European AWS Summit, and we take pride in lending our support for the AWS Enterprise Summit as well.

Our close ties to AWS means that we are in a strong position to provide the expertise a customer needs to migrate to and make best us of the AWS platform, resulting in better application performance, availability and security. Missguided’s success with AWS is a prime example of the potential of the cloud platform to transform the way a business operates for the better.”

Claranet has built a European-wide cloud practice, aiming to bring the significant benefits of managed AWS services to business across Europe. In 2016, Claranet acquired UK business Bashton to develop its DevOps and AWS expertise. It also acquired AWS specialists Morea in France and Celingest in Spain in 2015. Its customers today include ITV, BBC Worldwide, Missguided, Orange, Superdry, Liverpool Football Club, and Virgin Holidays.

Robert concluded:

Our heritage in both hosting and network services puts us in a strong position to take advantage of cloud platforms such as AWS on behalf of our customers. Our ability to draw on the wide range of AWS services and combine these with a range of tools for code release and automation into a single offering drives real value for our customers. Throughout our 20-year history, we’ve seen the ways in which innovative technologies can transform the way businesses operate and improve efficiencies; the advent of the cloud is no exception. The AWS Enterprise Summit offers an exceptional chance for more businesses to realise the benefits of AWS solutions, and we are delighted to play a part in that.”