StratusGrid: a Global Amazon Web Service’s Leader Positioned in Chattanooga 

Of all the tech companies in the Southeast, only one has achieved Amazon Web Service’s (AWS) coveted Supply Chain Launch Partner competency. 

They’re located right here in Chattanooga’s Freight Alley. 

StratusGrid is a tech company known across the globe for its ability to enhance, engineer and strengthen a company’s cloud presence and IT infrastructure. From security and networking to cloud migration, modernization and cost optimization, StratusGrid integrates business models with cloud functionality. Consider three examples of client work: 

The Detroit Lions   

The Lions were somewhat new to AWS, so StratusGrid stepped in, providing expert help that allowed the NFL team to modernize its cloud presence and network capability as they expanded their use of AWS.  

“They partnered with us because we could quickly understand their problem, understand their environment, and ramp up to be an extension of their team,” said Evan Bissonette, StratusGrid’s director of sales.  

Sony’s Crunchyroll and Sony Pictures Virtual Reality 

Sony’s video-on-demand anime streaming service relies on StratusGrid in the operation of its platform.  

“We provide a dedicated engineering team to support their  IT infrastructure and DevOps work, and we’ve also helped them identify significant cloud cost optimization this year using our Stratusphere™ FinOps product,” Bissonette said. “For Sony Pictures VR, we were brought in to consult on some last-minute AWS infrastructure and cloud observability needs before and since the launch of their latest VR game title, Ghostbusters: Rise of the Ghost Lord.”  

Traeger Grills  

The wood-pellet grill maker turned to StratusGrid for significant help in one major area.  

“Modernization,” said Bissonette. “Old code and overly complex stuff inherited by a more recent team. We helped them get it back on track, be more efficient, and reduce costs – as well as prepare for big holiday spikes.” 

Bissonette is clear: while StratusGrid serves clients all over the world, the company is eager to work with the Chattanooga community.  

“Local business and tech leaders have a high-performing, globally recognized AWS cloud consultant available to them in their backyard,” he said.  “They don’t have to go on a national or global search to identify a highly capable cloud and software engineering partner to solve their business and technology challenges.” 

Founded in 2009 with a major revamp in 2019, the tech company chose Chattanooga for its global headquarters. Some 60 teammates are working both here and around the world – Spain, Colombia, Ireland – to build a company that can serve business needs anywhere. 

“We solve some very complex cloud problems,” Bissonette said. “We punch above our weight class all the time.” 

Bissonette said choosing Chattanooga meant “a high quality of life and affordable standard of living” inside a city becoming known globally as a logistics and tech destination. StratusGrid also took advantage of the INCubator, the Chattanooga Chamber’s start-up incubator inside the Hamilton County Business Development Center.  

“It’s been a great resource for us, and we highly recommend it to startups and small businesses looking to grow responsibly,” he said. 

2023 was a season of growth, as the company rebranded and launched a new cloud-based financial operations product for private equity firms and their portfolio companies called Stratusphere.  

“There have been quite a few local success stories coming out of the INCubator,” he said, “and we hope we can look back one day soon and be considered among them.” 

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