AWS Partner Network (APN) Blog

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Introducing the APN Customer Engagements (ACE) Program

We are excited to introduce the APN Customer Engagements (ACE) Program to help APN Partners drive successful customer engagements on AWS. While our APN Opportunity Management Program has been available to APN Partners since September of 2017, the new ACE Program makes Standard-tier and above APN Partners eligible to receive engagements from AWS. We provide APN Partners with resources, tools, sales, and technical support to help drive successful engagements with AWS customers.

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Deploy Jupiter on AWS with New Quick Start from APN Premier Partner Cognizant

This new AWS Quick Start deploys Jupiter on AWS in about one hour. Jupiter is Cognizant’s continuous data testing accelerator and a component of Cognizant’s Adaptive Data Foundation offering. Jupiter enables data test automation and quality engineering at scale by aligning to a DevOps delivery mode. The Jupiter on AWS Quick Start automates the design, setup, and configuration of hardware and software to implement continuous data testing in less time than with traditional approaches.

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SaaS Storage Partitioning with Amazon Aurora Serverless

With the introduction of Amazon Aurora Serverless (currently in preview), SaaS providers are now equipped with a model to bring the scale and cost efficiency of serverless computing directly to storage partitioning models of SaaS solutions. We take a closer look at how Aurora Serverless works and how it influences your approach to storage partitioning in SaaS environments. The goal here is to highlight the implications of the serverless storage model, identifying key areas that will be of particular interest to SaaS developers.

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Announcing 7 New Exam Readiness Courses for AWS Certifications

We are excited to announce the launch of seven Exam Readiness Courses to help you prepare for AWS Certification. These courses complement our technical training courses and focus on helping you to validate your technical expertise. We’ll teach you how to interpret exam questions, apply concepts being tested by the exam, and allocate your study time. You’ll also have a chance to work through sample questions to understand the rationale behind correct and incorrect answer choices.

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New Features for APN Partners in the AWS Public Sector Contract Center

We are excited to announce an expansion of the AWS Public Sector Contract Center. The new AWS Public Sector Contract Center includes a broader set of APN Partner contract vehicles and related information that can be used by public sector organizations to procure AWS services. We’ve also expanded the Contract Center’s focus by going global—the page now includes contract vehicles for international public sector organizations.

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Introducing AWS SaaS Factory to Help ISVs Accelerate SaaS Adoption

We are excited to introduce AWS SaaS Factory to help accelerate and guide the adoption of a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) delivery model on AWS. The program offers a comprehensive set of business and technical best practices, as well as engagement opportunities that empower and support ISVs building SaaS offerings on AWS. The focus is on helping customers and APN Partners at all stages of the SaaS on AWS journey.

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Say Hello to 41 New AWS Competency Partners Added in May

The AWS Competency Program admitted 41 new APN Partners in May—spanning workload, solution, and industry designations. The AWS Competency Program helps customers identify and choose top APN Partners that have demonstrated technical proficiency and proven customer success in specialized solution areas. This validation gives customers complete confidence in choosing APN Partner solutions from the tens of thousands in the AWS Partner Network.

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High-Performance Mainframe Workloads on AWS with Cloud-Native Heirloom PaaS

Heirloom PaaS automatically refactors mainframe applications’ code, data, job control definitions, user interfaces, and security rules to a cloud-native platform on AWS. Using an industry-standard TPC-C benchmark, we demonstrated the elasticity of Heirloom PaaS on AWS, delivering 1,018 transactions per second—equivalent to the processing capacity of a large mainframe. Heirloom Computing is an APN Standard Technology Partner.

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The Value of Customer References for Maintaining APN Tier Compliance

Public references are commonly noted as one of the top APN elements that AWS customers look to when selecting an APN Partner. Customers can view validated public references within your AWS Partner Solutions Finder listing under the “Case Studies” tab, and they use these public references to review an organization’s previous success delivering AWS workloads. References not only enhance your visibility with customers, they can prepare your organization to apply for APN Programs such as the AWS Competency Program.

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Check Out the Updated AWS Certified Developer – Associate Exam

The AWS Certified Developer – Associate exam has been updated to reflect the latest services and best practices related to the AWS Developer role. Though there are no prerequisites, we recommend candidates have one or more years of hands-on experience designing and maintaining an AWS-based application and an understanding of AWS services and architectural best practices. We have also released an updated exam guide to help prepare you for the new exam.

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