Candid Partners Achieves Public Sector Partner Status in the Amazon Web Services Partner Network

Firm Adds Cloud Veteran Jared Ripps to Launch Practice

Candid Partners, an enterprise cloud technology firm, today announces its selection as a Public Sector Partner in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN). In conjunction with this designation, the firm is launching a new public sector practice, led by industry veteran Jared Ripps. The practice will expand Candid Partners’ ability to provide cloud solutions to clients in public sector segments, including nonprofits, associations, non-governmental organizations, health care and educational institutions.

Ripps joins Candid Partners as the former co-founder and chief operations officer for consulting firm Broadgreen Solutions where he led its emerging public sector practice. He brings more than 20 years of experience in emerging technologies and large-scale projects including a 15-year tenure at The Coca-Cola Company where he was responsible for launching their first cloud computing environment.

“Candid Partners foundation was built on helping Fortune 500 companies migrate their business-critical workloads to the public cloud,” commented Jared Ripps, senior client lead, public sector leader for Candid Partners. “Now, I’m excited to have the opportunity to broaden the organization’s expertise for public sector clients. By launching this industry-focused practice, we’ll be able to help public sector clients successfully take advantage of the public cloud within the specialized requirements they require with the same proven factory scale methodologies and toolsets Candid uses for its enterprise clients.”

“Organizations in the public sector are challenged to achieve great things with often limited resources,” commented Merrick Olives, managing partner at Candid Partners. “Our relationship with AWS will help leaders in the public sector engage in cloud computing projects that will ultimately let them more economically serve their constituents and focus on ensuring resources are being used to support core missions.”

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About Candid Partners
Candid Partners is an Atlanta-based technology and management results firm, combining enterprise-class scale and process with born-in-the-cloud domain expertise. As a collaborator with the top three cloud service providers, more than 80 percent of Candid’s architects hold certifications and/or accreditations with Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS). Candid’s management consultants come from the world’s top firms and are skilled at turning complex business needs into specific technology solutions. Together with Candid’s cutting-edge architects and DevOps specialists, they are helping complex enterprises reap the benefits of the public cloud.   

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