ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich., January 9, 2018 – WSM International, a leader in cloud adoption and migration services, has achieved the Advanced status in the Amazon Web Services Partner Network (APN)  by meeting or surpassing requirements with more than 40 certifications, significant business related to AWS and customer references demonstrating satisfaction.

“This acknowledges the investment we’ve made and the expertise that our people bring to our customers looking to move to AWS, as well as those seeking to optimize workloads that are already running on AWS,” said Ryan Pelerin, CEO of WSM. “In 2017, we saw a huge spike in requests for help with migration to AWS and we expect that the interest in AWS will grow even faster in 2018. Achieving the Advanced level is not an end for us as we will continue our efforts to further develop and expand our skills to best serve our customers on AWS.”

As a Consulting APN Partner, WSM is part of the network of professional services firms that help customers design, architect, build, migrate, and manage their workloads and applications on AWS. The Advanced status recognizes partners that have invested significantly in their AWS practice, have extensive experience in deploying customer solutions on AWS, have a strong bench of trained and certified technical consultants, provide expertise in project management and have built a healthy revenue-generating consulting business on AWS.

WSM has successfully completed client projects involving hundreds of workloads, such as migrations from on-premises data centers to AWS cloud computing resources, as well as optimizing workloads to run on AWS.

As one example of a successful customer engagement, a major video game development company whose online games are used by over 10 million end-users, had an expensive, under-utilized server dedicated to the Latin American region for one of its most popular games. Over a three-month period, WSM migrated and completely overhauled server infrastructure using SaltStack, along with Amazon Redshift, Amazon EC2, Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) and Amazon ElastiCache. The result is an optimized, flexible auto-scaling server, more reliable connection speeds for gamers and a total cost of ownership (TCO) decreased by 35 percent. The gaming company was able to re-allocate those funds to expand its user base.

About WSM International
WSM International ( is a specialized services and solutions integrator with a core focus on cloud adoption and migration, transformation and DevOps services. WSM created the specialized migration services category in 2003, and today is one of the largest specialized migration services providers in the world.

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