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Category: AWS re:Invent

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New APN Program Launches and Updates Announced at AWS re:Invent 2019

The annual Global Partner Summit was held Dec. 2-6 at AWS re:Invent 2019, and we are excited to introduce the APN’s new program launches and key initiatives for 2020. Global Partner Summit helps APN Partners to leverage AWS technologies and learn how the APN program can help companies build, market, and sell their AWS-based offerings. This post will showcase the new APN programs that partners can take advantage of today, including AWS Service Ready and the APN Global Startup Program.

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Introducing the APN Global Startup Program

Mid- to late-stage startups need to move at a fast pace in order to compete with much larger companies. To help businesses build, market, and sell faster with AWS, we developed the APN Global Startup Program. This program is invite-only and helps startups become enterprise-ready with prescriptive benefits, simplified paths to meeting foundational requirements for the AWS Partner Network, and a robust set of resources to help startups accelerate their growth.

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AWS Service Ready Helps Customers Find Validated Products That Integrate with AWS Services

Before making a purchasing decision, AWS customers tell us they want to know if a tool or application will integrate with AWS services running in their cloud environment. To meet this need for customers, we are excited to introduce AWS Service Ready. This program identifies and validates products from APN Technology Partners that integrate with specific AWS services, and recommends these products to customers.

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AWS Partner Network (APN) Launches Showcase of its Best-in-Class Retail Partners

Finding the most qualified and experienced partners can be time-consuming for retailers, and may not always lead to the best partners for their cloud adoption journey. To assist retailers with this search, the APN launched the AWS Retail Competency. This designation helps retailers find top APN Partners with highly specialized solutions and consulting practices that offer retail technology and services that are powered and vetted by AWS.

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Introducing the AWS Public Safety & Disaster Response Competency

First responders, public safety agencies, disaster response organizations, hospitals, schools, and cities are facing a growing number of challenges in resiliency planning. With the new AWS Public Safety & Disaster Response Competency, AWS customers can identify top APN Consulting Partners that can identify, build, and implement technology offerings that improve organizational capacity to prepare, respond, and recover from emergencies and disasters.

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APN Partners Can Now Conduct AWS Immersion Day Workshops for Their Customers

AWS Immersion Day workshops are day-long, in-person workshop that AWS Solutions Architects created to help customers learn how to best leverage the AWS platform to unlock business potential and meet key objectives. With APN Immersion Days, we are providing APN Partners with a repeatable model, reusable content, and automated tools that will help APN Partners deliver successful technical workshops for their customers.

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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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On the Ground: Daily Updates from AWS Global Partner Summit 2019

We are thrilled to be in Las Vegas for AWS re:Invent 2019 and our annual Global Partner Summit, meeting and connecting with APN Partners from around the world. This year’s conference provides APN Partners with great opportunities to connect, collaborate, and discover. APN Partners will be busy all week attending breakout sessions, chalk talks, and hands-on trainings to learn how the APN program can help their business build, market, and sell their AWS-based offerings.

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APN Program Launches and Updates Announced at AWS re:Invent 2018

The annual Global Partner Summit was held November 26-30 at AWS re:Invent 2018, and we are excited to introduce key initiatives and program launches. Announcements include APN Tier changes and updates to the overall APN benefits structure, as well as new programs like the AWS Well-Architected Partner Program, AWS IoT Service Delivery designations, the AWS Container Competency, and AWS Device Qualification Program.

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Introducing the AWS Well-Architected Partner Program

The AWS Well-Architected Framework helps cloud architects build secure, high-performing, resilient, and efficient infrastructure for their applications. At AWS re:Invent 2018, we announced the AWS Well-Architected Partner Program that enables APN Partners to establish good architectural habits, eliminate risk, and assist customers in building and responding faster to changes that affect their designs, applications, and workloads.

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