Cloud solutions and services provider 8kMiles has been named one of the top 15 Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) Web Services Premier Consulting Partners, recognizing the company's investment in the AWS Partner Network (APN) program, which offers partners technical information and sales and marketing support.

As part of the program 8kMiles will gain access to AWS Premier Consulting Partners benefits including deeper technical engagement with AWS solution architects, greater access to AWS beta programs and the ability to leverage the AWS Partner Advisory Council. All these benefits will help the company improve customer service delivery, according to a company statement.

"Our designation as a preferred AWS Premier Consulting Partner will allow us to improve the products and services we provide our enterprise and SMB customers," said 8KMile Chief Cloud Officer Sri Vasireddy. "By having greater access and deeper insight into the AWS program, we are able to further refine our AWS-powered solutions, such as our Secure Mobile Collaboration Solution for the enterprise mobile workforce, which addresses key issues such as eliminating data leakage, helping to meet compliance and reducing legal risks."

To be eligible for this high-level partner designation, partners must first have achieved the status of Advanced Consulting Partner under APN and must also meet additional requirements. Premier partners are selected annually. Next year's selection process will start in the summer of 2013.

AWS Premier Consulting Partners for this year also include: 2nd Watch, Citytech, Full 360, razorfish and Wipro.