Claranet reaffirms commitment to AWS with platinum sponsorship of the London AWS Summit

Leading pan-European managed services provider Claranet will be the sole platinum sponsor at this year's AWS Summit London, taking place on 28 June at the ExCeL. Platinum sponsorship is the highest level of sponsorship available, and Claranet's sponsorship represents the next step in a business relationship that has enabled the company to help customers across Europe take advantage of the full breadth and sophistication of the AWS platform.

The AWS Summit designed to help attendees learn how to maximise the benefits of cloud computing to their organisations and to securely accelerate cloud adoption. Claranet has developed close links with AWS over the last few years, driven by the increasing popularity of the platform as a way to unlock a wide variety of business benefits. The company achieved the highest level of AWS partnership in late 2016 – Premier Consulting Partner status – indicating that it has both the technical expertise and the experience AWS deployments required to meet the huge appetite for the AWS platform in the market.

Sam Bashton, Head of Claranet's Cloud Practice, commented:

AWS has proved to be the bedrock of business agility and digital transformation for many of our customers, and it forms a critical part of our offering. We have invested a lot into the relationship in recent years, and this is reflected in our AWS Premier Consulting Partner status, and now in our platinum sponsorship of this year's Summit. Developing a European-wide cloud practice has enabled us to bring the benefits of AWS to a wide variety of businesses, moulding the diverse capabilities of the platform to the specific requirements of our customers."

Claranet has made several strategic acquisitions over the last few years to support its cloud practice and its capacity to work with AWS. Most recently, at the end of May it purchased French cloud and DevOps specialist Oxalide to reinforce its ability to deploy and manage critical web applications in the cloud.

Sam concluded by underlining the significance of cloud computing in modern ICT, and the role of AWS in this:

Looking at how the industry has been inundated with talk of cloud's value for the last few years, one might be mistaken for thinking that there is a lot of hype. However, when you look to everything from how consumers listen to music on their daily commute to how employees access their documents whilst working from home, it's clear that cloud computing has had a transformative impact. AWS has been at the heart of this transformation for over a decade, allowing a variety of businesses to access the many benefits of the cloud, and we're proud to support them in this endeavour."