SMX® and AWS – A Premier Partnership


AWS Partner Network Member Since 2012

SMX® (formerly Smartronix) has been working with AWS since 2007, been part of the AWS Partner Network (APN) since the program began in 2012, and been an AWS Premier Consulting Partner since inception of the APN Premier program in 2016 – placing us in the top 2% of all partners. Only AWS Advanced Tier Consulting Partners among the partner ecosystem are eligible for selection into the Premier category. This top-tier designation highlights the Consulting Partners in the APN program who have distinguished themselves by investing significantly in their AWS practice, providing exceptional customer service, and helping a large number of diverse customers run their applications on AWS.

As a Premier Partner, SMX has access to valuable benefits, including deeper technical engagement with AWS Solution Architects and preferred access to AWS beta programs and the AWS Partner Advisory Council. As early adopters of virtualization, we continue to invest in the development of our cloud practice. Our Cloud Assured solutions allow our customers to leverage the power and scalability of AWS while reducing the cost and complexity of managing and monitoring cloud infrastructures and applications in-house. Our certified Experts provide customer assistance and complete management of AWS services – from provisioning through the entire solution life-cycle.

See our APN Partner ProfileAWS Marketplace, and AWS Partner Story to learn more about our partnership and solution offerings.

Inspiring Transformation and Infusing Confidence as an AWS Managed Service Provider (MSP)

SPOTLIGHT – Managed Service Provider Partner

As an AWS Premier Partner since 2016 and an audited AWS Managed Service Provider (MSP) since 2015, SMX continues to provide customers with innovation, thought leadership, and industry-leading solutions to tackle their most challenging problems. Our ability to support security at the highest levels of compliance uniquely positions us to run some of the world’s most critical cloud workloads. Our expertise delivering enterprise solutions and advisory services has made us the trusted partner of choice to confidently lead customers through their cloud transformation journey.

AWS also partners with SMX to provide Amazon Managed Services (AMS) in GovCloud as well as for the AMS Advanced and AMS Accelerate programs. Considering migrating to managed services? Whether through AMS or SMX, we offer FAST for Managed Services, a comprehensive analysis of an organization’s readiness to maximize the benefits of a managed services provider.

SMX has earned many other AWS Partner accolades, including being named as one of only six inaugural AWS Managed Service Provider Partners. This partner designation is granted to a distinct group of APN Partners who pass a rigorous third-party audit that proves they possess deep AWS knowledge in conjunction with the specific IT Service Management capabilities aligned to deliver cloud managed services. These APN Partners also have demonstrated previous customer success on AWS and consistently demonstrate their ongoing customer obsession.

In addition to being an AWS MSP, SMX is a Public Sector Partner (PSP), authorized Solution Provider Partner, Authority to Operate (ATO) on AWS Partner, and a Marketplace Skilled Consulting Partner (MSCP). SMX also has earned many other AWS competencies, service delivery validations, has over 100 AWS customer launches, and over 300 AWS certifications.

AWS Partner Programs

Managed Service Provider (MSP)

As an inaugural MSP, SMX provides customers with full life-cycle solutions in cloud infrastructure and application migration in four key areas: plan and design; build and migrate; run and operate; and optimization.

Public Sector Partner (PSP)

SMX is a recognized, worldwide leader with experience in delivering successful cloud solutions for government, education, and nonprofit customer missions.

Solution Provider Partner/Public Sector Solution Provider

As an Authorized Partner, SMX can manage, service, support, and bill AWS accounts for end customers as part of our full life-cycle solution offering to help customers take advantage of a tiered discount structure and flexible contracting options.

Authority to Operate (ATO) on AWS

SMX has access to AWS resources to assist in the pursuit of a compliance authorization for various programs, including the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP), Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS), Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS), and many other compliance programs.

Marketplace Skilled Consulting Partner (MSCP)
SMX has built strong Marketplace Channel practices and integrated the AWS Marketplace Channel into our business strategies. We have a proven track record of delivering innovative solutions to customers and have earned this designation by meeting experience-based requirements.

SMX AWS Marketplace

  • Cloud Readiness Assessment
  • Cloud Assured Managed Services
  • Accreditation Accelerator
  • FAST Transformation Program

AWS Competencies

Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP)
As an inaugural MSSP, SMX provides services that are uniquely designed to protect and monitor your essential AWS resources – delivered as a 24/7 fully managed service. AWS Level 1 Managed Security Services are defined by security experts to benefit cloud environments of any size and span six security domains including; vulnerability management, cloud security best practices and compliance, threat detection and response, network security, host and endpoint security, and application security.

SMX MSSP offerings on AWS include:

  • AWS Infrastructure Vulnerability Scanning
  • AWS Resource Inventory Visibility
  • AWS Security Best Practices Monitoring
  • AWS Compliance Monitoring
  • Monitor, Triage Security Events
  • 24/7 Incident Alerting and Response
  • Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Mitigation
  • Managed Intrusion Detection/Prevention System
  • Managed Detection and Response for AWS-based Endpoints
  • Managed Web Application Firewall (WAF)


Learn more about our Cloud Assured Managed Services (CAMS) Security Services.


Enterprises migrating to AWS require expertise, tools, and alignment of business and IT strategy. SMX can accelerate migration and time to results through its AWS partnership.


SMX offers a range of services and technology solutions to simplify provisioning and managing infrastructure, deploying application code, automating software release processes, monitoring application and infrastructure performance to accelerate time to market, and optimize each stage of the software development life-cycle with the practice of DevOps.


SMX is a carefully selected APN Partner with deep expertise and proven success securing every stage of cloud adoption, from initial migration through ongoing day-to-day management.


SMX has expertise in delivering quality solutions to help agencies meet mandates, reduce costs, drive efficiencies, and increase innovation across civilian agencies, national defense and intelligence communities, and state and local governments.


With the AWS Cloud and SMX, nonprofit agencies can scale and automate necessary backend tasks, so they can focus on what matters most. Our nonprofit customers can quickly and securely leverage technology to support fundraising, program management, and more.

Data and Analytics

AWS Data and Analytics practice includes full life cycle data solutions frameworks leveraging AWS solutions and platforms for data warehousing, data lakes, real-time analytics, data governance, data platforms, cloud migrations of data infrastructures, and business analytics.

SMX has decades of experience delivering mission solutions across both public and private sectors solving challenging problems in data and analytics including work around data ingestion, data preparation, data engineering, data governance, privacy management, data pipelines, integrations, visualization, real-time streaming, business analytics, and as an integrated component of the SMX digital transformation solution set.

As an AWS Premier Consulting partner, SMX delivers deep expertise in designing, implementing, and managing data and analytics applications. SMX leverages AWS Service Delivery services to include:

  • Amazon EMR
  • Amazon Glue
  • Amazon Kinesis
  • Amazon OpenSearch
  • Amazon Redshift
  • Amazon QuickSight
  • Amazon DynamoDB

Case Studies:


AWS Service Delivery Validations

Amazon Connect
SMX helps customers build cloud-based contact centers using Amazon Connect and elevates their contact center capabilities by leveraging the broad ecosystem of AWS services and integrations.

Learn more about our Next-Gen Call Center Solution with Amazon Connect.

Amazon Redshift

SMX helps customers load, transform, and analyze data as well as architect and implement analytics platforms

AWS GovCloud (US)

SMX helps customers architect, operate, and manage workloads in the AWS GovCloud (US) Region to securely manage sensitive data and workloads.

AWS Lambda

SMX helps customers build or migrate solutions to a microservices architecture running on serverless computing.

AWS Server Migration Service (SMS)
SMX helps customers implement SMS to migrate on-premise workloads to AWS.

Our Highly Qualified Cloud Assured Team

Our skilled team has earned more than 950 qualifications, including 650+ AWS accreditations and 300+ AWS certifications.

AWS 300 Certified


  • AWS Certified DevOps Engineer – Professional
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional
  • AWS Certified Advanced Networking – Specialty
  • AWS Certified Security – Specialty
  • AWS Certified Data Analytics – Specialty
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate
  • AWS Certified Developer – Associate
  • AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate
  • AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner

For more information, please contact a SMX Cloud Assured Account Manager.

[email protected]​ | 703-435-3322​

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