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Announcing the AWS Storage Competency for APN Consulting Partners

Recognizing APN Consulting Partners with proven expertise and success effectively storing data in the AWS Cloud for Storage customers.

Death, taxes, and data growth: all sure things in this modern era. Organizations are asking for help managing the exploding volume, increasing cost and expanding complexity of data storage. Customers use AWS to address data storage problems with application development, backup and restore, tape replacement, archive and compliance requirements, and datacenter shutdowns with object, block and file storage offerings. Accompanying services like AWS Snowmobile and AWS Storage Gateway help with the simple physical realities of moving large amounts of data into and out of the AWS Cloud. But solutions designed for specific environments may span multiple services, requiring phased migrations and tightly managed transitions to keep businesses up and running. Who can help?

AWS Technology and Consulting Partners can provide value-added services and solutions that leverage AWS for backup and recovery, archive, primary storage, and business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) needs. The AWS Storage Competency for Technology Partners was launched in 2014 to help customers identify pre-qualified products and solutions from APN Technology Partners that they can use to create seamless storage across their cloud and on-premises environments. Today, we’re excited to announce the launch of the AWS Storage Competency for Consulting Partners, to help customers identify APN Consulting Partners who have a strong understanding of AWS architectural best practices, possess deep AWS expertise, and who are able to deliver storage solutions together with APN Technology Partners.

The AWS Storage Competency for Consulting Partners

AWS Storage Competency Consulting Partners possess deep domain and consulting expertise to help enterprises adopt and deploy complex storage solutions in one or more core storage categories, including Backup & Recovery, Primary Storage, Archive, or Business Continuance/Disaster Recovery (BCDR). These APN Partners have demonstrated success fully implementing storage solutions and projects on AWS, and are familiar with existing AWS Storage Competency Technology Partner solutions on AWS. We set a high bar to achieve the AWS Storage Competency for Consulting Partners. This elite group of APN Partners has been vetted by AWS for their proven expertise and customer success, and we’re confident in their ability to help customers adopt, deploy, and manage storage solutions on AWS.

Congratulations to our launch partners!

The following Advanced and Premier tier APN Consulting Partners are launch AWS Storage Competency Partners:

  • Ahead, LLC
  • CorpInfo Services
  • Datapipe
  • HCL Technologies
  • Infiniti Consulting Group
  • Proact IT UK Ltd.
  • REAN Cloud LLC

Want to become an AWS Storage Competency Partner?

Are you looking for a way to differentiate your firm to customers based on your expertise helping customers adopt, deploy, and manage storage solutions on AWS? Becoming an AWS Storage Competency Partner can increase your visibility to your target customers – you gain public designation as a Storage Competency Partner on the AWS website and AWS Partner Solutions Finder as well as use of an AWS Competency Badge in marketing collateral. You also gain a number of additional benefits such as eligibility for targeted demand generation campaigns with AWS, preferred access to AWS private betas, and preferred access to AWS roadmap briefings from AWS services teams.

Learn more about the requirements for the Storage Competency here.

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