About Us

Privo – to liberate
|verb (Latin) · \ˈprē-vō\ |

Privo is a small AWS consulting firm located just north of Boston. We liberate businesses from the ball and chain of traditional IT infrastructure, leveraging the transformational power of the AWS platforms to help them innovate faster. We also offer IT managed services for businesses in the greater Boston area who want the convenience of having one partner for all of their IT needs. Here’s what makes us different:

Go Small or Go Home

icon-teamWe are a relatively small AWS consulting firm and we think that makes all the difference. Being small allows us the flexibility to provide exactly the support you need, unlike larger firms that force you adapt to them. What’s more, we provide our support with a familiarity not possible with larger firms. There is nothing more frustrating than calling your service provider and having to explain who you are and how your IT infrastructure is set up. That’s why we divide our solutions architects into teams of 3-4 and assign each team just a handful of clients. This allows our people to become intimately familiar with the clients they support and very quickly become a seamless extension of your team.

Legit Cybersecurity Skillz

The truth is most AWS service providers don’t know much about cybersecurity.  It’s not their fault: cybersecurity is its own discipline and if you don’t focus on it there is no way to have any real expertise.  We started doing cybersecurity long before it was cool.  In fact, we have a dedicated team of cybersecurity experts to help ensure your infrastructure is secure and compliant, and we are one of the few AWS Consulting Partners in the US to achieve the SOC 2 Type II certification.  For clients with high security and compliance needs, we even offer  24×7 managed security service to respond to security incidents as they happen.

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Flexible Support Options

flexibleUnlike other AWS managed cloud providers, our support options are not cookie cutter. We are happy to customize our plans to provide exactly the support you need.  We can provide support for your custom applications or whatever else you might need. Our goal is to replicate what it would be like to have your own in-house team of AWS infrastructure experts, so flexibility is key to delivering on that experience.  We adapt to you, not the other way around.

 

Undiluted Talent

teamEvery company says their people are the best.  We know: blah, blah, blah!   But hear us out.  We put more blood, sweat and tears into hiring than anything else.  It’s absurdly difficult to find what we are looking for: people with the right social skills (e.g. genuinely helpful, positive, funny, easy to get along with); elite verbal and written communication skills, and people who are wicked smaaaart.  Social skills are key because everything we do is team-oriented, within our own teams and yours.  Communication skills are often overlooked for IT professionals but we’ve found it to be the best predictor for mental sharpness and perspicacity–apparently people who write and speak clearly, think clearly. And finally, a single wickedly smart IT person can work circles around an entire cube farm of good or even very good IT professionals.  It’s Privo’s Law: productivity scales exponentially with brains.  All of these attributes are essential, they can’t be taught (at least not in a reasonable time frame), and, therefore, they are non-negotiable.  In contrast, experience or skill in any particular technology is less important because a) smart people learn quickly and b) technologies change so fast it hardly matters what you knew yesterday. Bottom line: The main reason we’re a relatively small firm is we refuse compromise on this.  We’d rather be a small group with undiluted talent than a larger company where the people are hit or miss–it’s a conscious choice we made when we founded the company. Put another way, we’d rather be like a single pour of GlendDronach 15 Year Old Revival, than a 30-pack of Natty Light!

Feel free to reach out for a zero-pressure conversation with one of our AWS Certified Solutions Architects–not a salesperson–to discuss your IT infrastructure, support, or security pain points and how we might be able to help.

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