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AWS MSP Program

What Exactly is a Next-Generation AWS Managed Service Provider (MSP)?

The concept of a Managed Service Provider (MSP) isn’t necessarily new, but it can be difficult for organizations to grasp. What does it take to become a next-generation MSP? How does an organization begin that process on AWS? At a high level, a next-gen MSP educates customers on a proactive, ongoing basis; leads with AWS Professional Services; and advocates to customers the use of and evolution of AWS services. In this post, explore why you should care about next-gen MSPs and what’s in it for your organization.

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Elasticsearch Service

Use Amazon Elasticsearch Service with Kibana for Identity Federation – Auth0

With the recent release of Amazon Elasticsearch Service integration with Amazon Cognito, you can now enable corporate users to access Amazon Elasticsearch Service with Kibana using your corporate directory credentials through identity federation. In this post, we share a step-by-step integration of Auth0 and Amazon Cognito. With Amazon Cognito User Pool, you can extend your directory so Auth0 users are able to log in to Kibana with the same security credentials.

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AWS Security

Creating a Golden AMI Pipeline Integrated with Qualys for Vulnerability Assessments

The golden AMI pipeline addresses challenges faced by customer cloud teams. It describes a method for providing a repeatable, scalable, and approved application stack factory that increases innovation velocity, reduces effort, and increases the chief information security officer’s confidence that IT teams are compliant in their cloud deployments. In this post, we explored how to set up a golden AMI creation pipeline with a combination of AWS services, as well as the Qualys Scanner available on AWS Marketplace.

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Audi’s 3D Online Car Configurator Uses ZeroLight to Deliver a Fully Interactive 3D Experience

Audi is focused on delivering the best customer experience at every touch point and worked with ZeroLight to revolutionize their online proposition, translating their highly successful digital dealership experience to the web. Utilizing AWS, when customers access the 3D configurator online via Audi’s website, they receive a live 3D representation of their chosen Audi model that is fully configurable. The stream is accessed within five seconds and replicates the visual quality a customer would see in any Audi store.

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Code for America_AWS Solutions

Cloud for a Cause: How Clear My Record Helps Californians Reintegrate into Their Communities

In California alone, hundreds of thousands of previous marijuana offenders are haunted by a blemished record, even after the passing of the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, or Prop 64, in 2016. Two years later, only a tiny fraction of all marijuana convictions in the state have been reported. To help solve this challenge, Code for America is providing much-needed guidance to petitioners through Clear My Record, a free service built on AWS that helps people with criminal records begin the clearance process.

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AWS Container Competency Partners Help Customers Deploy Applications Quickly, Reliably, and Consistently

We announced the AWS Container Competency for APN Partners at AWS re:Invent 2018. Launch Partners have built solutions on AWS that improve customers’ abilities to run workloads on containers. To give you an idea how AWS Container Competency Partners are helping customers package and deploy application in a scalable, secure environment, we are excited to share a couple customer stories from APN Partners Aporeto, Dynatrace, and Weaveworks.

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Top 10 Feature Launches in AWS Marketplace for 2018

For AWS Marketplace and our customers, 2018 was a big year. We had some exciting announcements at AWS re:Invent 2018, where we launched new categories for container products and machine learning. With 30+ new features launched in 2018 for AWS Marketplace, we wanted to highlight the top ones for you, including AWS Marketplace for Machine Learning and Containers, Consulting Partner Private Offers, Enterprise Contract for AWS Marketplace, Flexible Payment Scheduler, and more.

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How AWS Well-Architected Reviews Can Drive a Customer-First Culture

APN Premier Partner nClouds helps customers build and manage modern infrastructure solutions that deliver innovation faster. They have been conducting AWS Well-Architected Reviews since getting certified as an AWS Well-Architected Partner in January 2018. In this post, we explore the basics of Well-Architected and the value of a Well-Architected Review, as well as how this framework can support your business. You will find AWS Well-Architected essential to achieving a customer-first culture.

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Financial Services

Back-to-Basics Guide for Consolidating AWS Accounts to Manage Costs at Scale

With AWS, you access to an unprecedented breadth of product functionality that can enable your business in new and exciting ways. APN Partners have the unique challenge of not only enabling their customers to grow their businesses, but also managing accounts, resources, and costs at scale. When it comes to costs, AWS provides a number of products out of the box that can help customers get started managing costs and usage. This includes AWS Cost Explorer, AWS Budgets, and the AWS Cost & Usage Reports.

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AWS Migration

Automating Your AWS Landing Zone Deployment to Speed Up Large-Scale Migrations

In this post, we describe best practices and introduce the AWS Landing Zone solution that automates landing zone deployment and configuration. It all starts with a multi-account structure with security and governance controls and network settings. Based on customer business requirements, the initial AWS Landing Zone environment can be scaled up through capabilities like the Account Vending Machine functionality, Landing Zone Add-Ons, and automated resource baselining.

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