SendGrid, a cloud based customer communication platform provider that has processed over 30 billion emails each month for Internet and mobile-based customers like Airbnb, Pandora, Spotify, Uber and Foursquare, has been selected as an Advanced tier Technology Partner in the Amazon Web Services (AWS Cloud) Partner Network (APN).
The accreditation would reinforce SendGrid‘s technology prowess and expertise in driving digital conversations at scale by sending over 1 billion emails per day on behalf of more than 55,000 paying customers.
This designation is the highest status a Technology Partner in the APN can receive. To reach Advanced status, AWS requires APN members to meet certain criteria, including increased technical validation, a higher number of public client references, and a favorable assessment in customer support and customer reviews. Only a portion of APN members achieve Advanced Technology status.
When SendGrid was founded in 2009, its founders built an advanced private cloud that enables customers to efficiently and reliably scale their sending on its platform. The company recently passed a major milestone, surpassing 1 trillion emails processed since its inception.
“SendGrid is a leader in trusted email deliverability differentiated by our platform’s scalability and reliability as well our customer support,” said J.R. Jasperson, Chief Architect at SendGrid. “Our recognition as an Advanced tier Technology Partner in the APN affirms our commitment to being a technology leader as well and will allow us to continue to do what we do best – help deliver our customer’s email – while intending to accelerate product innovation enhancing the support and services we provide for our customers.”
While SendGrid has been complementing its private cloud by running workloads with public cloud providers in the past including AWS, the company is deepening and broadening its collaboration and aggressively expanding its footprint on AWS Cloud.
SendGrid’s strategic relationship with AWS is intended to positively impact their customers in several ways:
- Accelerate product innovation and the development of new features for customers: By testing and validating new features, SendGrid would be building a faster learning cycle.
- Better serve customers who have significant volume variability in their sending: SendGrid’s relationship with AWS would provide additional capabilities to SendGrid for managing large customer volume spikes during key periods; like Black Friday.
- Enhance service to SendGrid’s international customers and support international expansion: AWS offers numerous data centers around the globe to enable SendGrid to minimize the physical distance with their customers, increase their responsiveness and reduce their latency.