Leading product engineering firm demonstrates commitment to innovation on the cloud with APN partnership
LAFAYETTE, Colo. — Cardinal Peak announces that it has achieved Select Consulting Partner status in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN). APN Consulting Partners are professional services firms that help clients of all sizes design, build, and produce products and applications on AWS. Leveraging the power of the AWS cloud, Cardinal Peak provides clients with more scalable, secure, efficient and cost-effective product development. Achieving the APN Select Consulting Partner designation showcases Cardinal Peak’s AWS subject matter expertise, project successes and engineering certifications. It is an important step in the company’s long-term relationship with Amazon.
As an early adopter of AWS, Cardinal Peak started development on its first AWS product in 2011. This was followed by the development of a complete music streaming system that launched to fifteen million customers in its first two weeks of operation. Since then, Cardinal Peak has relied on AWS for many other products for a variety of customers. In 2018, the company became a System Integrator (SI) for Alexa Voice Service (AVS) based on successful client delivery. This relationship allows Cardinal Peak to be involved in exciting next generation voice products still in development. In 2020, they joined Amazon’s Voice Interoperability Initiative, a commitment to providing customer choice and flexibility.
Shortly after taking the helm as Cardinal Peak’s Vice President of Application Engineering in 2019, Sean O’Neil set out to reach the AWS Select partner tier. “It was obvious to me that we should earn the certifications necessary to reach the Select tier as it benefits our customers and our team in many ways,” O’Neil says. “We already had the talent as demonstrated by our history. I’ve seen these certifications open the door to new customers, so we will continue to focus our efforts to move up through Amazon’s consulting partner program.”
Benefits accruing from the Select Consulting Partner tier include training for staff enabling them to advance their skills, as well as access to Amazon’s top architects, ensuring they implement the most efficient and secure design for each customer. In addition, inclusion in the Select tier strengthen the ties to Amazon’s sales team and partner-only capabilities in the AWS ecosystem.
About Cardinal Peak
Cardinal Peak is a Colorado-based product engineering services company that reduces the risk of outsourcing an engineering project. Cardinal Peak specializes in developing connected products in multiple markets including audio, video, security, medical and others. With design skills in hardware, electronics, embedded, cloud and end-user software, Cardinal Peak provides end-to-end design services for its clients.