Mission, An AWS MSP, Has Launched


A new cloud managed services provider has formed from the combination of three Amazon Web Services (AWS) consulting partners, and its name is Mission.

Mission, an Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure-focused MSP, is the result of the mergers of AWS Partner Network (APN) Advanced Consulting Partners Reliam, Stratalux, and G2 Tech Group. The newly-rebranded company has deep AWS technical proficiencies and 80 different AWS certifications, Simon Anderson, Reliam's CEO and leader of Mission, told CRN.

Elevating the newly-formed company's relationship with AWS was one of Mission's first priorities, he said.

"We're now the largest partner in Southern California delivering opportunities to AWS, which is amazing, and we're working on ramping up our efforts in the Northeast to get into the same position," Anderson said.

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The mission of Mission will be to provide deep expertise in the architecture, migration, management, performance, and cost-optimization of cloud environments for business customers, Anderson said.

"Much like the concept of mission-control, if you want to launch a new application on the cloud, you need a team of specialists that are going to constantly be there for you that understand security and performance, help [customers] make the right decisions, and triage any issues," he said.

As one company, Mission will offer 24/7 managed services around cloud infrastructure, security, application performance, and DevOps. Mission will also provide professional services for AWS migrations, configuration management, and consulting. Cost optimization and simplified cloud services invoicing will be a focus, too, according to the company.

In April, Reliam acquired Los Angeles-based Stratalux, a born-in-the-cloud MSP focused exclusively on AWS. Together, the two MSPs could better support business customers with workloads running across global AWS environments.

Reliam the very next month scooped up Boston-based AWS Consulting Partner G2 Tech Group to deepen its AWS technical expertise. With G2 Tech Group, Reliam has been able to spread its cloud consulting and managed services to a larger footprint.

In the less than six months since the two acquisitions, the combined organization has grown its revenue by six times, doubled its customer base to 175 enterprises, and more than tripled its headcount. The company in the last three months has brought on 12 new account executives and customer success managers.

"We've got those new team members working directly with AWS sales reps in the Southern California and northeast territories," Anderson.

The new company will be based in Los Angeles, the home of Reliam.