Continent 8 Technologies gains AWS Advanced recognition

Continent 8 Technologies has gained recognition as an Amazon Web Services Advanced Consulting Partner, less than a year after its AWS Select approval.

The status elevation, which saw the firm build out its capabilities, is said to strengthen the company’s position as a cloud and connectivity provider to the gambling industry as it advances up a tier of AWS partners. 

“Achieving AWS Advanced Consulting Partner status is the next strategic step for Continent 8 as we continue to broaden our hyperscale cloud offering,” explained Justin Cosnett, chief product officer at Continent 8 Technologies.

“It supports our mission to be the multi-cloud provider for the global online gambling industry.”

Continent 8 stated that it has been able to achieve the recognition by expanding the scale and scope of its capabilities across the organisation with additional training and certification for its existing technical team, as well as hiring experienced AWS specialists.

Keith Stafford, head of cloud architecture at Continent 8 Technologies, added: “Since achieving Select Consulting Partner status in February 2021 we have continued to build out our capabilities and team to help customers accelerate the adoption of cloud technologies, supporting over 20 outpost location deployments, as well as many more direct private cloud connectivity to our customers, to date. 

“To achieve advanced tier status is further evidence that we are delivering the best solutions and services – well done to all involved.”

Moreover, the company has been assisting customers with AWS projects and deployments, particularly in North America, with positive customer feedback required to satisfy AWS’ requirements, this includes FanDuel.

Shane Sweeney, VP of IT at FanDuel, noted: “Continent 8 are a key and strategic partner for FanDuel and the combination of Continent 8 Data Center services and Amazon Web Services has enabled FanDuel to focus on its mission of being absurdly fan-focused by delivering the best product in the industry.”

Providing value added solutions and services to customers during their AWS deployments was another key factor in Continent 8 achieving advanced tier status.

Looking ahead, the company stated it will continue to expand its AWS offering, developing additional competencies within its existing teams and functions.