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AWS Partner Network

Joining the AWS Partner Network (APN) Strengthens Your Capabilities to Better Serve Customers

Tens of thousands of AWS Partner Network (APN) Partners from across the globe support Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers of all sizes to build sophisticated, personalized, scalable solutions in a diverse set of industries. More than 90 percent of Fortune 100 companies utilize APN Partner solutions and services to drive their business outcomes. Learn more about the benefits of becoming an APN Consulting or Technology Partner.

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Team Up with AWS Competency Partners for Better Business and Bigger Results

AWS Competency Partners help customers take full advantage of the benefits AWS has to offer. With deep expertise on Amazon Web Services, AWS Competency Partners are uniquely positioned to help you achieve key business objectives. AWS Competency designations help customers identify and choose top APN Partners that can provide value-added services and solutions. Guidance from these skilled professionals leads to better business and bigger results that help customers at any stage of their cloud journey.

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Announcing Our Regional 2019 APN Partners of the Year

Each year, we honor APN Partners who are leaders in the channel and play key roles in helping customers drive innovation and build solutions on AWS. Announced during our annual AWS Partner Summits, APN Partner Awards recognize a wide range of born-in-the-cloud and traditional APN Consulting and Technology Partners whose business models have embraced specialization and collaboration. Please join us in congratulating these leading APN Partners for their 2018-2019 success!

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Integrating Next-Gen Firewalls with VMware Cloud on AWS

As customers start to build their hybrid network architectures, they often ask us how they can leverage next-generation firewalls to protect their data in VMware Cloud on AWS similar to what they do in their native AWS environment or on-premises. Some of these customers already leverage APN solutions, or other firewall vendors and want to leverage the same partner solutions in their VMware Cloud on AWS environments. This post covers the design required to leverage a next-generation firewall with VMware Cloud on AWS.

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Migrating Applications Seamlessly to AWS with Micro Focus PlateSpin Migrate

Dive deep on the common characteristics of server mobility technology and take a look at PlateSpin Migrate, a powerful server portability solution that automates the process of migrating physical server machines or virtual host servers over the network to enterprise cloud platforms like AWS—all from a single point of control. Together with AWS, Micro Focus created the PlateSpin Migrate on AWS Quick Start to allow fast and easy provisioning.

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Enhancing AWS Marketplace Reporting with Tackle.io and Commerce Analytics Service

For AWS Marketplace Sellers, your sales operations, finance, and marketing teams all need to carefully consider how sales originating from AWS Marketplace might affect existing processes. AWS Marketplace Commerce Analytics Service allows you to programmatically access sales data from AWS Marketplace. This post describes how Tackle.io developed an innovative solution using the AWS Fargate compute engine to make Commerce Analytics Service data more accessible for business owners.

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Industry’s First Alexa Skill Builder Certification Helps Give Partners a Voice Advantage

You can now register for the new AWS Certified Alexa Skill Builder – Specialty certification, the industry’s first and only certification that validates your ability to build, test, and publish Alexa Skills. This offering enables APN Partners to validate their Alexa and cloud expertise with an industry-recognized credential, building credibility among your clients and prospects. With Alexa, you can reach customers through more than 100 million Alexa-enabled devices.

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Scheduling on the AWS Cloud with IBM Spectrum LSF and IBM Spectrum Symphony

Many high performance computing (HPC) and grid customers with large technical and on-premises computing systems select IBM Spectrum LSF and IBM Spectrum Symphony for policy-driven control and scheduling. This translates into better application performance, better throughput, better utilization, and the ability to respond quickly to business demands. If you’re a Spectrum LSF and Spectrum Symphony customer, you now have flexible options for running on AWS.

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Discovering and Reporting on Agile Assets with AWS Systems Manager

Hundreds of large enterprises rely on Cognizant’s ability to provide customized cloud management platform capabilities with a differentiated experience. When it comes to managing workloads across hybrid and heterogeneous cloud environments, a key challenge is dealing with asset tracking. This includes software and hardware inventory. To address this growing need of managing and reporting asset details, Cognizant uses AWS Systems Manager, which gives you visibility and control of your infrastructure on AWS.

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Analyzing Performance and Cost of Large-Scale Data Processing with AWS Lambda

There are many tools available for doing large-scale data analysis, and picking the right one for a given job is critical. Here, we take an in-depth analysis of the architecture and performance characteristics of a completely serverless data processing platform. While the approach isn’t applicable for every use case, it has a very low total cost of ownership (TCO) and because AWS Lambda allows us to run arbitrary code easily, this approach provides the flexibility to handle non-standard data formats easily.

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Helping Customers Migrate to AWS Just Got Easier with the AWS ISV Workload Migration Program

Is your business focused on migrating ISV workloads from on-premises to AWS? You’ll be excited to hear about the AWS ISV Workload Migration Program (WMP) for APN Consulting and Technology Partners. The WMP provides APN Partners with technical enablement, migration funding to offset costs, and go-to-market support, making it easier to migrate customers’ ISV workloads to AWS. The program leverages the expertise of APN Partners and AWS best practices to create repeatable and scalable migration models.

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Authority to Operate on AWS Program Helps Public Sector Partners Accelerate Security and Compliance for Customers

Security and compliance are primary considerations for many AWS customers as they begin their cloud journey. Public sector customers, in particular, face obstacles and challenges using commercially available solutions that may not have an Authority to Operate (ATO). To help customers overcome these obstacles, the Authority to Operate on AWS program provides resources to solution providers who need assistance pursuing a compliance authorization.

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Journey to Being Cloud-Native – How and Where Should You Start?

Cloud-native is one of the hottest topics in IT, so naturally it’s a source of much debate. AWS, DevOpsGroup, and Skyscanner have teamed up to cut through the hype and offer an objective look at “going native” in the context of large-scale cloud adoption. DevOpsGroup is an APN Advanced Consulting Partner that offers digital transformation services based on DevOps practices. Skyscanner is a leading global travel service search engine that recently migrated all-in to AWS.

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