First Derivatives have announced that it has been named an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Advanced Consulting Partner.

Commenting on the announcement, David Collins, Managing Director at First Derivatives said: “We are delighted to achieve the AWS Advanced Consulting Partner status. We leverage the power of AWS to help customers modernize processes and derive additional value from their data. We look forward to a continued strengthening of our relationship with AWS.”

First Derivative Headquarters in Canal Quay, Newry. Photograph: Columba O'Hare/
First Derivative Headquarters in Canal Quay, Newry. Photograph: Columba O'Hare/

First Derivatives employs over 2400 people worldwide and the announcement underscores FD’s expertise and experience supporting clients with their cloud-based digital transformation initiatives, particularly in the financial services sector.

With a combination of innovative tools and highly qualified consultants – both onsite and nearshore – FD’s cloud transition capabilities for AWS deliver in these key areas:

  • Application Migration and Modernisation – taking data intensive applications and processes to the cloud
  • Managed Services – a fully managed dynamic and flexible hosting service automating operational and management tasks allowing customers to focus on activities that differentiate their business
  • Innovation – sandbox environments and AI and ML services, giving customers space to run analysis and modelling on data for better businesses outcomes without the worry of interrupting or disrupting ongoing business.

To date, FD has over 120 AWS certified consultants with a stated mission of training up to 2,000 consultants to help clients safely migrate their critical systems to the Cloud.

The announcement forms part of FD’s stated strategy of enhancing knowledge and services offerings in the areas of compliance, data management, risk, regulatory reporting, trading technology and Financial Services ISVs with cloud expertise.

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