Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced the 2021 Canada AWS Partner Award winners, recognizing channel leaders playing a key role helping Canadian customers drive innovation and build solutions on the AWS Cloud.
Announced during the annual AWS Partner Summit, the AWS Partner Awards recognize a wide range of born-in-the cloud, and traditional AWS Consulting and Technology Partners, whose business models have embraced specialization and collaboration over the past year.
“AWS Partners are helping customers become more agile and innovate faster across a wide range of industries, from banking and finance, to the public sector, and increasingly, the Canadian startup sector,” said AWS Canada Country Manager Eric Gales regarding the awards.
“The winners of the 2021 AWS Partner Awards understand that customers can access more than 200 fully featured services to innovate in a myriad of ways – including some who are bringing entirely new solutions to market, and others who have been working with AWS since the launch of the AWS Canada (Central) Region more than four years ago.”
A panel of AWS experts selected winners across five categories and two had ties to Vancouver.
Vancouver’s OpsGuru was named “AWS Consulting Partner of the Year”.
In 2020, OpsGuru delivered exceptional migrations, DevOps and SaaS transformations to Canadian AWS customers. By leveraging OpsGuru’s signature Cloud Launchpad, organizations were able to jump-start their AWS journeys, empower their employees and dramatically reduce time to market. OpsGuru grew its headcount by 306% and revenues by over 400% year over year.
The AWS Social Impact Partner of the Year went to Toronto-headquartered SmartSimple Software, a leader in cloud-based grantmaking and corporate responsibility solutions.
In 2020, SmartSimple’s platform helped to empower Vancouver Foundation to provide rapid and essential relief to communities across British Columbia impacted by COVID-19 through its Community Response Fund.
In a matter of days, Vancouver Foundation developed a nimble granting model, recruited advisors, and began processing funding requests from frontline health and social service charities and arts and culture groups seeking immediate support. Since the beginning of the pandemic, Vancouver Foundation has granted $19.9 million to 591 charities across the province.