COLUMBIA, Md.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Kion, a leading cloud enablement solution provider, announced today that it has been accepted into the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Accelerate Program, a co-sell program for AWS Partners who provide software solutions that run on or integrate with AWS. The program will empower Kion to further enhance customer outcomes and assure mutual commitment from AWS and partners.
“We are thrilled to join the AWS ISV Accelerate Program and continue to cultivate our relationship with AWS. We have an extensive history supporting AWS customers back to our inception in 2018, and the Kion solution has proven it helps these customers accelerate cloud adoption. We have provided public and private sector organizations with easy to configure automation to streamline cloud provisioning and operations. This gets cloud accounts in the hands of engineers at record speed and has been a key driver of innovation and digital transformation efforts,” said Brian Price, CEO and Co-Founder at Kion. “Within just a year of using our platform, some of our customers have more than 15x the number of AWS accounts in use by their organization all while ensuring cloud spending and security is controlled. Beyond those strategic benefits, now that Kion is a part of the AWS ISV Accelerate program, we can further scale our business by incentivizing AWS Sales teams along with passing savings onto customers who choose to buy our solution in AWS Marketplace.”
Kion combines cloud governance and management to offer a unique all-in-one cloud enablement solution, empowering users to easily achieve the benefits of the cloud. Kion focuses on three core pillars: Automation and Orchestration, Financial Management, and Continuous Compliance. Customers use Kion to gain greater visibility, control, and confidence in their security, budget, and decision-making abilities while still enjoying the native experiences that the cloud providers offer. Through the AWS ISV Accelerate Program, Kion receives focused co-selling support from AWS, access to further sales enablement resources, reduced AWS Marketplace listing fees, and incentives for AWS Sales teams. The program provides participating ISVs with access to millions of active AWS customers globally.
This announcement comes less than a year after Kion achieved AWS Security Competency status. This recognition acknowledges that Kion has demonstrated proven technology that helps customers achieve their cloud security goals. It also reaffirms Kion’s ability to provide specialized cloud enablement services that empower users to gain control and accelerate compliance within the cloud. Kion also holds the AWS Cloud Operations Software Competency and the AWS Government Competency designations. Kion is an AWS Public Sector Partner and a member of the Authority to Operate (ATO) on AWS Program. Lastly, Kion is an Amazon Linux Ready Product and AWS Control Tower Ready solution.
AWS ISV Accelerate Program members are held to the industry’s highest standards and must undergo a comprehensive evaluation to gain acceptance into the program. Kion participated in a thorough architectural and security review to ensure the quality and design of our solution. Proof of customer excellence was also reviewed to validate the successes Kion customers have achieved across industry verticals.
Learn more about the requirements and benefits of the AWS ISV Accelerate Program.