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Say Hello to 90 New AWS Competency, Service Delivery, Service Ready, and MSP Partners Added in April

We are excited to highlight 90 APN Partners that received new designations in April for our global AWS Competency, AWS Managed Service Provider (MSP), AWS Service Delivery, and AWS Service Ready programs. These designations span workload, solution, and industry, and help AWS customers identify top APN Partners that can deliver on core business objectives. APN Partners are focused on your success, helping customers take full advantage of the business benefits AWS has to offer.

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Architecting Successful SaaS: Interacting with Your SaaS Customer’s Cloud Accounts

Explore several common AWS services and architectural patterns used by SaaS vendors to interact with their customers’ cloud accounts. Examples of SaaS products requiring some level of account interaction often fall into the categories of logging and monitoring, security, compliance, data analytics, DevOps, workflow management, and resource optimization. SaaS products, such as the ones in these categories, regularly interact with resources in the subscribing customer’s AWS account.

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How APN Navigate Helps Partners Build, Market, Sell, and Specialize with AWS

APN Navigate is how many organizations are moving through their APN journey and leveraging exclusive tools and resources to grow their business. Every APN Partner, regardless of tier, can participate in the APN Navigate program, where you’ll get access to business and technical resources that can transform your business and increase visibility with AWS. At AWS re:Invent 2019, we met up with APN Partners and asked them about their experience with APN Navigate. Here’s what they had to say!

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Reducing the Cost of Managing Multiple AWS Accounts Using AWS Control Tower

As larger and more complex workloads are deployed on AWS, multi-account solutions are an increasingly common architectural blueprint. Often referred to as cloud “landing zones,” these blueprints enable simple administrative boundaries. However, using multiple accounts increases the complexity of security tooling, access control and authorization, and cross-account networking. AWS Control Tower simplifies the process of setting up multi-account environments with predefined security baseline templates.

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Developing Migration and Rapid Application Development Strategies for SAP S/4HANA on AWS

Migrating from an on-premises SAP environment to SAP S/4HANA on AWS can appear intimidating, particularly for organizations that have little experience with cloud infrastructure. There’s good reason for caution: shifting mission-critical workloads without proper planning can disrupt your business. Fortunately, a suite of powerful tools from AWS and Deloitte can help you complete a migration or greenfield deployment efficiently and with minimal disruption.

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ADP Transforms its Human Capital Management Technology with Support of AWS SaaS Factory

The AWS SaaS Factory team recently worked with Automatic Data Processing (ADP) to help build its next gen HCM solution as a SaaS offering on AWS. ADP leveraged AWS services for its next gen human capital management (HCM) and payroll platform that helps organizations create highly personalized work and pay experiences. ADP chose AWS as the cloud platform for their HCM system for its security, capability, and innovation.

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Integrating Third-Party Solutions to AWS Config Rule Evaluations

AWS Config continuously monitors and records your AWS resource configurations, and allows you to automate the evaluation of recorded configurations against desired configurations. This post aims to assist you on deploying a set of custom AWS Config Rules that leverages third-party REST APIs to evaluate AWS resources in an automated fashion. The AWS Config evaluations represented in this guide show the reporting status of Amazon EC2 instances against TrendMicro and Qualys.

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How Mactores Tripled Performance by Migrating from Oracle to Amazon Redshift with Zero Downtime

Mactores used a five-step approach to migrate, with zero downtime, a large manufacturing company from an Oracle on-premises data warehouse to Amazon Redshift. The result was lower total cost of ownership and triple the performance for dependent business processes and reports. The migration tripled the customer’s performance of reports, dashboards, and business processes, and lowered TCO by 30 percent. Data refresh rates dropped from 48 hours to three hours.

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What APN Partners Need to Know About Changes to AWS Certification Digital Badges

AWS Training & Certification recently announced enhancements to our AWS Certification digital badges, making it even easier to verify an individual’s earned certifications and to showcase your team’s certification achievements. This post is for APN Partners to learn about changes in how AWS Certification digital badges are verified, and to advise badge earners they will need to update their badge links before August 1, 2020, in order to continue sharing their digital badge.

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Benefits for AWS Service Delivery Partners Help You Increase Visibility with Customers

AWS Service Delivery Partners pass a high technical bar in order to participate in the AWS Service Delivery Program. To achieve this designation, we validate APN Consulting Partners who have deep expertise with specific AWS services, such as AWS Lambda. Once in the program, AWS Service Delivery Partners receive core program benefits that increase visibility with customers, offer chances to engage with AWS service teams, and provide access to deeper learning events and opportunities related to AWS services.

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