Claranet announced as Platinum Sponsor of the AWS Summit in London

Leading managed services provider Claranet, alongside its recent acquisition, managed AWS specialist Bashton, is to be the Platinum Sponsor of the 2016 Amazon Web Service (AWS) Summit in London. Claranet’s sponsorship of the event, due to be held at the ExCel Centre on 6-7 July, demonstrates its development into a key European-wide provider of managed services on AWS.

The AWS Summit in London is designed to educate customers about the significant benefits cloud can have for their businesses. Claranet views the event sponsorship as an ideal opportunity to showcase its range of managed services on AWS infrastructure, and to explain how they open up the benefits of AWS to businesses. Managed AWS pioneer and Bashton founder, Sam Bashton will also be talking at the event, while his team will offer on-stand workshop sessions.

Michel Robert, Managing Director of Claranet UK, commented:

We take pride in being the sole Platinum Sponsor of the 2016 AWS Summit in London, a move that is indicative of our commitment, ambition and expertise within the field of managed AWS services. Having experienced high customer demand for these services, we have built a European-wide cloud practice that is bringing the transformational benefits of managed AWS services to businesses across Europe. We are now able to provide the best application availability, performance and security on an individual case basis, whether the application is hosted on customer premises, Claranet’s infrastructure or on AWS.”

Claranet’s growing cloud practice works together to share insights and expertise from different European markets. Claranet acquired UK business Bashton in 2016 to bolster its DevOps and AWS expertise, and acquired AWS specialists Morea in France and Celingest in Spain the year previously. Its customers today include ITV, BBC Worldwide, Orange, Superdry, Dassault, Bandai Namco, Liverpool Football Club, and Virgin Holidays.

Robert concluded:

We’re in a strong position to help our customers take advantage of AWS because of our heritage in both hosting and network services, allowing us to draw different services together into a single offering that drives our customers forward. Claranet has been a future-facing company throughout its 20 year history. We see the way in which cloud platforms like AWS are transforming the way many businesses are operating, and are delighted to be sponsoring this event.”