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Category: AWS re:Invent

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From On-Demand Content to Virtual Swag: Must-Dos for AWS re:Invent Attendees

We’re thrilled to have you join us at AWS re:Invent. If you have missed anything or just want to recap, we have rounded up the most relevant launches, program updates, and educational content available for AWS Partners. Just check out our re:Invent recap on the APN Blog. AWS Partner sessions from re:Invent are available on-demand. Featured sessions showcase customer stories powered by AWS Partners, and you can learn about the latest 2021 resolutions and offerings that can help transform your business on AWS.

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AWS Partners Join theCUBE to Discuss Cloud Benefits for Businesses Across the World

Throughout re:Invent, theCUBE provided live and on-demand insights into many facets of a rapidly evolving cloud landscape that’s redefining how business and society works. Don’t miss theCUBE’s impactful and engaging discussions with AWS Partners and subject matter experts by visiting the AWS Partner playlist on YouTube. In this post, we highlight several AWS Partner interviews with theCUBE from re:Invent, including Intel, VMware, and Accenture.

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New AWS Partner Program Launches and Updates Announced at re:Invent 2020

We hope you enjoyed all of the educational content and big announcements at AWS re:Invent 2020! If you missed anything or just want to recap, we have rounded up the most relevant launches, program updates, and educational content available for AWS Partners. This post showcases the new programs that AWS Partners can take advantage of today, including AWS ISV Accelerate, SaaS Boost, and several new AWS Competency designations.

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New APIs Enable AWS Partners to Scale Well-Architected Principles Across Teams and Systems

We are excited to launch APIs for the AWS Well-Architected Tool that allow AWS Partners to extend Well-Architected functionality, best practices, measurements, and learnings into their existing architecture governance processes, applications, and workflows. By building custom integrations with the AWS Well-Architected Tool, partners can support a broad range of use cases to make it easier for customers to adopt Well-Architected best practices.

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Watch Interviews from theCUBE Detailing re:Invent Announcements for AWS Partners

Throughout AWS re:Invent 2020, theCUBE delivered news desk style coverage in a unique conversational video interview format. They captured impactful and engaging discussions with AWS executives, customers, partners, and subject matter experts. Following the AWS Partner Keynote on Dec. 3, AWS Partner leaders joined theCUBE to discuss some of the new programs announced at re:Invent, as well as the global partner strategy for VMware Cloud on AWS and SAP on AWS.

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AWS Well-Architected SaaS Lens Helps Customers Transform to a Software-as-a-Service Model

To help accelerate firms building SaaS solutions on AWS, the SaaS Factory team led an effort to build a new AWS Well-Architected SaaS Lens. With this release, AWS Partners have another tool to help customers with SaaS workloads on AWS. The SaaS Lens can be applied to existing workloads, or used for new workloads you define in the tool. There are no costs in using the Well-Architected Tool. Developers and architects can use it to improve their applications or get visibility into multiple workloads.

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New AWS ISV Partner Path Helps Expedite Your Engagement with Amazon Web Services

Beginning in January 2021, any AWS Partner with a software solution that runs on or is integrated with AWS can join the new AWS ISV Partner Path. This provides a new and simplified Partner experience designed to accelerate the engagement ISVs have with AWS. It does so through prescriptive guidance, curated programs, funding benefits, and co-selling support. Among other benefits, AWS ISV Partner Path removes APN tier requirements for ISVs, while retaining their eligibility for programs such AWS Competency.

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AWS ISV Accelerate Helps Partners Co-Sell with AWS and Reach New Customers

ISVs are increasingly seeking access to AWS customers to grow their cloud business, and they want a simple way to engage AWS field sellers on joint customer opportunities. That’s why we designed the AWS ISV Accelerate Program to enable partners to co-sell with Amazon Web Services. This program helps AWS Partners drive new business and accelerate sales cycles by connecting participating ISVs with the AWS Sales organization.

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AWS Spurs Enterprise-Tech Startups Growth with Expanded Partner Program and Benefits

AWS has empowered entrepreneurs across the world with the tools they need to build and scale their companies faster and cost effectively. Since launching in 2019, the APN Global Startup Program has continued to experience significant momentum. This year, we increased the number of startups supported by the program by more than 50 percent. Startups have received dedicated support from co-sell specialists to drive engagement with AWS Sales and field teams.

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AWS Travel and Hospitality Competency Partners Help Customers Build Resilience for the Long Run

It has undoubtedly been a challenging year for the travel and hospitality industry. At AWS, we are keenly aware of this and are committed to helping our customers build resilience for the long run. To support customers at this crucial time, we are proud to announce the launch of the new AWS Travel and Hospitality Competency. This designation takes on the heavy lifting of identifying and validating the most experienced AWS Partners who can help industry customers succeed—specifically at times of disruption.

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