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2nd Watch Upgrades 2W Insight Cloud Billing Tool for AWS With Custom Tagging and Email Alerts for Reserved Instance Use

2nd Watch Upgrades 2W Insight Cloud Billing Tool for AWS With Custom Tagging 
and Email Alerts for Reserved Instance Use 
Top AWS Partner 2nd Watch Continues Improvement of Products to
Deliver Best-of-Breed Tools and Meet Growing Client Demand 
SEATTLE, WA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/17/13 --  2nd Watch, Inc., a
global system integrator, software and deployment firm focused on IT
operations, today announced significant updates and improvements to
its 2W Insight product, based on direct client feedback and growing
market demand. Updates include custom tagging, email alerts for
underused instances and alerts for expiring instances. The updates
will allow users to closely monitor and optimize their cloud spend
with Amazon Web Services (AWS). 
2W Insight, which previously offered industry-standard tagging and
filtering capabilities, now enables users to create and display
customized tags for AWS Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Relational
Database Service (RDS) and Simple Storage Service (S3). This custom
tagging allows users to easily categorize and filter AWS charges by
department, application, purpose, owner or any other important
category, including those unique to a specific organization.  
In addition to the user-friendly custom tags, 2nd Watch has improved
2W Insight to now provide alerts. IT administrators will now receive
email alerts notifying them when Reserved Instances (RI) are
underused or are about to expire, optimizing the organization's RI
use. As an example, expiring RI notifications will now appear
immediately in an administrator's notification table on their 2W
Insight home page when a Reserved Instance will expire within 30
days, allowing the administrator to address the change well in
advance. 
"We constantly strive to provide and perfect those tools our clients
request, that they use most frequently, and that will have the
biggest positive impact on their business from an operational
standpoint," stated Jeff Aden, president and co-founder of 2nd Watch.
"Our goal is to fine tune our product offerings into the most
valuable tools in the marketplace for our clients, and with custom
tagging, the new 2W Insight meets a need other cloud billing tools
can't address." 
About 2nd Watch
 2nd Watch, Inc. is a global system integrator,
software and deployment firm focused on IT operations that make the
cloud work for businesses. 2nd Watch provides IT cloud products and
services including 2W Insight and 2W SharePoint with guaranteed 99.99
percent end-to-end uptime for enterprise applications. The company
offers more security than a Tier 3 data center and measures IT
efficiency by the hour. Unlike solutions that expand overhead, are
less reliable or may result in business outage, 2nd Watch leverages
software, enterprise experience and partnerships to guarantee secure
and reliable public cloud migration and management for more than 100
customers including Red Lion Hotels, Coldwell Banker, Demand Energy
and Ecolite. 2nd Watch is an Amazon Web Services Premier Consulting
Partner and Microsoft Cloud Champion and Cloud Accelerate partner.
Based in Seattle, the company is backed by Madrona Venture Group,
Bighorn Ventures, IT Lifeline, and Spokane Angel Alliance. For more
information, try the TCO Calculator at tco.2ndwatch.com, email
info@2ndwatch.com, visit www.2ndwatch.com or call 1-888-317-7920. 
Copyright Copyright 2013 2nd Watch. All rights reserved. 2nd Watch
and the 2nd Watch logo are registered trademarks of 2nd Watch, Inc.
and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and certain other countries. All
other brands, names or trademarks mentioned may be trademarks of
their respective owners.  
Amazon Web Services, the "Powered by Amazon Web Services" logo,
Amazon S3, Amazon EC2, Amazon RDS, Amazon SimpleDB, Amazon SQS,
Amazon FPS and Amazon Relational Database Service are trademarks of
Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates in the United States and/or other
countries.  
Media Contacts: 
Nicole Young
2nd Watch
509-795-5217
pr@2ndwatch.com  
Larry Smalheiser
Trainer Communications 
925-271-8211
2ndWatch@trainercomm.com