AWS Partner Network (APN) Blog

APN Award Winners

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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Say Hello

Say Hello to 53 New AWS Competency, MSP, and Service Delivery Partners Added in July

We are excited to highlight 53 APN Partners that received new designations in May for our global AWS Competency, AWS Managed Service Provider (MSP), and AWS Service Delivery 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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The Next Smart-General-border

How to Increase Visibility with Customers Through the AWS Competency Program

For APN Partners that have earned an AWS Competency, we offer specific benefits that help you increase visibility and engagement with AWS teams and customers. Five key areas of AWS Competency benefits include: Increased visibility with go-to-market (GTM) activities; Access to Market Development Funds (MDF) and discounts; Demand-gen and customer acquisition; Unlock benefits for business development and support; Exclusive access to event-specific benefits.

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Scheduling Provisioning and Termination of Amazon EMR Clusters with AWS Service Catalog Connector for ServiceNow

Scheduling when to provision Amazon EMR clusters allows data scientists to run analytics workloads at their own schedule. Scheduling when to terminate clusters allows them to run analytics workloads only when they need them. Here, we demonstrates how to automatically schedule provisioning and termination of EMR clusters by utilizing AWS Service Catalog Connector for ServiceNow. The capability discussed in this post can also be extended to other AWS services.

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APN TechDive 2019-1

Partners Can Now Register for the APN TechDive Virtual Conference

Join us for APN TechDive 2019, a virtual conference for members of the APN Partner community. On October 16, 2019, we will host a full day of technical sessions exclusively for APN Partners, as well as live Q&A with AWS experts, and a virtual AWS GameDay event to test your organization’s AWS knowledge and skills. Don’t miss this chance to learn about AWS services and apply your knowledge in a real AWS environment. We’ll see you there!

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Cognizant_AWS Solutions

Accelerating Data Warehouse Migration to Amazon Redshift Using Cognizant Intelligent Data Works

Many organizations are looking to migrate existing, on-premises enterprise data warehouse systems to cloud-based data warehouse systems such as Amazon Redshift. Here, we discuss how Cognizant’s Intelligent Migration Workbench (IMW) can be used to accelerate the data warehouse migrations while converting Oracle PL/SQL and Tetradata BTEQ scripts. IMW makes it easy to move mission critical proprietary code to AWS, giving customers competitive edge through faster time to market.

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AWS Partner Network

Achieving APN Tier Compliance by Meeting the Requirement for Public References 

Customer references are consistently recognized by successful APN Partners as one of the top reasons they are selected by net-new customers. Learn how your organization can identify a public reference, the various asset options available, and how you can track and manage your progress toward compliance against this requirement in APN Partner Central. Our renewed approach to public references includes a range of options and improved flexibility for APN Partners.

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Cloud Anything-7

AWS re/Start Creates New Career Paths in Cloud Computing for Non-Traditional Job Candidates

We are excited to announce the launch of AWS re/Start in the U.S. after a two-year pilot in the United Kingdom. AWS re/Start is a full-time, classroom-based skills development and training program designed to prepare individuals to launch new careers in cloud computing. Cohorts of 25 students in Atlanta, Dallas, and Miami are finishing up their course of study and will be ready for employment before the end of August 2019.

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AWS Partner Solutions Finder

Best Practices for Managing Your APN Partner Solutions Finder Listing to Connect with Customers

For APN Partners at the Select tier and above, the AWS Partner Solutions Finder (PSF) is a useful tool that enables AWS customers to easily search for and connect with APN Consulting and Technology Partners based on their business needs. This experience is now available in Japanese apart from English. In this post, we explore best practices for managing your PSF listing and getting the most out of this valuable resource for APN Partners.

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AWS Navigate-2019

New APN Navigate Tracks Help Partners Build Successful Cloud-Based Businesses

APN Navigate is a partner’s path to specialization on AWS, guiding organizations large and small to establish fundamental building blocks that will help them become successful APN Partners. Completing APN Navigate will help partners advance through the APN tiers and prepare for the rigorous validation associated with our APN differentiation programs, such as AWS Competency, AWS Service Delivery, and AWS Managed Service Provider (MSP).

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VMworld 2018 US

Know Before You Go: VMware Cloud on AWS at VMworld 2019

We are headed back to VMworld in 2019! VMworld 2019 US brings you a week-long journey of innovation to accelerate your cloud adoption. This year’s event is August 25-29 in San Francisco. The growth of VMware Cloud on AWS has been nothing short of stellar thanks to a strong partnership between AWS and VMware, an APN Advanced Technology Partner. To get you ready for VMworld 2019 US, we have put together a “Know Before You Go Guide” highlighting all of the AWS activities you can’t miss.

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