WSM Becomes AWS Solution Provider
We are pleased to announce our new status as an authorized Amazon Web Services (AWS) Solution Provider. By participating in the AWS Solution Provider program, we are able to create additional value for our clients by combining billing support with advisory and migration services.
AWS Solution Provider participants include systems integrators, managed service providers, value-added resellers, and public sector partners that are already AWS Consulting Partners and resell AWS Services to end customers as part of a differentiated solution. Authorized Solution Providers manage, service, support, and bill AWS accounts for end customers. The program has flexible contracting options to help us meet the unique needs of each end customer.
To become a Solution Provider, certain prerequisites must be met, including billing level, customer references, professional and technical accreditations, and certified staff count.
In January, we announced our AWS Advanced Consulting Partner status, and we look forward to continuing to grow our AWS practice!
WSM International CEO and Founder, Ryan Pelerin, Selected Winner of Corp! Magazine’s Michigan Most Valuable Entrepreneur Award
ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich., April 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — WSM International, a leader in cloud adoption and migration services, announces today that its founder and CEO, Ryan Pelerin, is named winner of Corp! Magazine’s Michigan Most Valuable Entrepreneur. Winners are recognized for their contribution to business in Michigan, serving their community, demonstrating strong leadership skills and managing successful businesses.
An entrepreneur since the age of 16, Pelerin started and then sold a web hosting company. He followed that by creating a business in 2003 to provide migration services called Website Movers. In 2013, the company changed its name to WSM International to reflect its growing customer base and comprehensive scope of services. Today, the St. Clair Shores-based company is one of the largest providers of specialized cloud adoption and migration services in the world.
Over the past 15 years, Pelerin has overseen the evolution of WSM from a small website migration company to a thriving global professional information technology (IT) services company. Its services have expanded from cloud computing adoption to security, development, DevOps, support and maintenance, serving businesses of all sizes. The growth of cloud computing in particular has propelled WSM’s recent successes as it serves customers, including many Fortune 500 clients. The company has shown consistent revenue growth of 30 percent or more every year and recently achieved Amazon Web Services Advanced Consulting partner status with more than 40 certifications.
“Corp! is proud to honor the professionals and entrepreneurs who exemplify drive and determination when it comes to leading their organizations toward success in the new Michigan economy,” said Corp! CEO Jennifer Kluge.
“Michigan is my home and both a great place to raise a family and build a business,” said Ryan Pelerin. “With our strong roots here in the Michigan community, I expect our company will continue to grow and expand to serve our worldwide clientele.”
About WSM International
WSM International (www.wsmintl.com) 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.
WSM International Achieves Advanced Tier in Amazon Web Services Partner Network
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 (www.wsmintl.com) 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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