Pythian Achieves Amazon Web Services Partner Network DevOps Competency

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Pythian DevOps services accelerate AWS adoption and delivery of innovative customer experiences.

AWS RE:INVENT – October 6, 2015 – Pythian, a global IT services company specializing in helping companies adopt disruptive technologies to optimize revenue-generating systems, today announced it has achieved the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN) DevOps Competency. As an addition to Pythian’s existing Advanced Consulting Partner status in the APN, the DevOps Competency further validates the company’s deep capabilities and demonstrated performance in helping customers transform their business to be more efficient and agile leveraging the AWS platform and DevOps principles, particularly around continuous integration, continuous delivery, and configuration management.

Pythian DevOps services use a documented maturity model and client-centric strategic planning process to introduce cultural changes, best practices, and new technologies to companies seeking to deliver high quality software more rapidly. The Pythian DevOps offering leverages enhanced teamwork models, innovative process methodologies and repetitive task automation. It also helps clients improve collaboration between business, development, and operations, and establishes and optimizes agile application life cycles for competitive advantage.

“Pythian DevOps aligns client and sector-specific needs with world-class strategy and implementation, maximizing business value and extraction for the modern software-based business,” said Aaron Lee, vice president, transformation services at Pythian.

Organizations like Shutterfly, an Internet-based publishing service, have already benefited from Pythian DevOps-related expertise including cloud database replication, sharding, monitoring, and tooling. Pythian brought Shutterfly deep MySQL and distributed systems experience, along with a DevOps team that provided expertise in configuration management, orchestration, and operational visibility, all critical to helping the company integrate a new application on time. By taking advantage of AWS, Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS), Chef, and MySQL, Shutterfly experienced zero downtime during launch and improved application stability, flexibility, and scalability for bursts and web-scale growth.

“Pythian DevOps and managed services was a good investment because we got the environment we needed, when we needed it. In the context of the project, it was a high-value solution that fit our budget,” said Charles Howard, DBA manager of Internet operations at Shutterfly.

Pythian’s expert DevOps team is known for getting results with minimal to no disruption to the client’s operations. Pythian DevOps clients enjoy increased efficiencies, best-in-class security, and lower operational costs, along with the ability to deliver more innovative, higher-quality services.

“Our commitment to excellence means Pythian hires only the top 5 percent of global technical talent, so clients know their critical AWS cloud-based systems are being managed by the industry’s leading technology professionals. Selection for the APN DevOps Competency validates what our clients value in us - a unique approach that includes a dedicated team, transparency, and a secure framework,” said Vanessa Simmons, director, business development at Pythian.

Pythian was also recently named an RDS Database Migration Partner to help customers with database migration projects using the RDS Migration Tool.

For more information on Pythian DevOps services visit the Pythian booth #1255 this week, October 6-9th at AWS re:Invent. Learn more at, or view a summary of the Pythian DevOps service offering.

About Pythian
Founded in 1997, Pythian ( is a global IT services company that helps companies compete by adopting disruptive technologies such as cloud, big data, advanced analytics, and DevOps to advance innovation and increase agility. Specializing in designing, implementing, and managing systems that directly contribute to revenue growth and business success, Pythian’s highly skilled technical teams work as an integrated extension of our clients’ organizations to deliver continuous transformation and uninterrupted operational excellence.

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