Amdocs acquired Sourced in 2021 to expand its portfolio of market-leading cloud-native products and services. Sourced offers high caliber cloud managed services, as evidenced with this accolade which sees the consultancy join an elite group of AWS Partners that hold the Migration, DevOps, and MSP competencies.
The AWS MSP Program recognizes expert provision of managed services for customers in the AWS Cloud. It identifies next-generation AWS Partners with advanced technical capabilities and excellent business health. Partners must demonstrate a strong track record and in-depth expertise providing end-to-end AWS solutions to customers at any stage of the cloud journey. This includes planning and design, building and migration, operations and support, and automation and optimization.
As well as having the ability to develop and execute technical solutions, next-generation AWS MSP Partners must enable customers to achieve business goals in the cloud. This includes reducing costs, increasing security, and delivering efficiencies that allow staff to focus on strategic activity that fosters business innovation and growth.
Dan Hod, Head of Strategic Alliances at Amdocs, led the AWS MSP Partner journey. He says the achievement is testament to the team’s technical skills, work ethos, and collaborative culture.
“Everyone on the team looks to do their best for customers every day,” he explains. “They keep up with the latest developments and genuinely enjoy helping companies realize business benefits via AWS cloud. The assessment and audit were extensive and rigorous, but the team embraced the opportunity to demonstrate and build upon best practices. We’re really proud of this achievement and intend to continually stretch our service levels and capabilities as we maintain it year after year.”
Gaining AWS MSP Partner status underlines the advanced capabilities of the Sourced team and with its potent blend of technical skills, business understanding, and sector insights; Sourced empowers organizations to realize ambitious cloud goals. This is achieved through the delivery of full lifecycle solutions which reduce costs, improve agility, increase security, and drive growth. Hod adds, “We’re thrilled that Sourced successfully completed AWS’ stringent assessment and third-party audit to achieve this competency.”
AWS sets the bar very high for the MSP Partner designation. It covers a wide range of technical and service-based capabilities detailed in an extensive Validation Checklist (VCL). Once AWS MSP Partner status is obtained, Partners undergo an annual performance-based renewal, with a full audit conducted every 36 months. The VCL is also updated periodically to ensure it reflects the growing and evolving needs of customers. Last year, it was redesigned for better alignment with the AWS Well-Architected Framework and to reflect best practices being implemented by the most successful MSPs.