AWS Partner Network (APN) Blog

Category: Management Tools

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How Spring Venture Group Uses AWS Service Catalog to Launch Amazon ECS Clusters

Spring Venture Group reached out to APN Premier Partner Logicworks to architect and manage their AWS deployment. Their developers were comfortable building and deploying containers in their on-premises environment, but were eager to get greater agility and flexibility on AWS. Running AWS Service Catalog and Amazon ECS has created a reliable, stable deployment pipeline, resulting in hundreds of hours saved for their engineering team each month.

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Introducing the AWS Cloud Management Tools Competency Program

Ensuring customers can effectively manage their AWS environments is critical to enabling a successful cloud strategy. Common customer feedback that we hear includes difficulties maintaining control of their AWS environments and managing spend to realize full return on investment. To help customers address these challenges, we are excited to announce the AWS Cloud Management Tools Competency Program.

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How AWS Cloud Management Tools Competency Partners Help Customers Realize Full ROI

Launch Partners in the AWS Cloud Management Tools Competency Program have built solutions on AWS that enable customers’ cloud strategies by delivering operations and governance best practices. CMT Competency Partners help customers confidently manage and optimize AWS environments using a “guardrails” approach while continuously monitoring for opportunities to improve efficiency. Here are a few customer stories from APN Partners Cloudability, GoClouds Data, Moogsoft, and Turbonomic.

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How to Migrate Mainframe Batch to Cloud Microservices with Blu Age and AWS

While modernizing customer mainframes, the team at Blu Age discovered that Batch can be a complex aspect of a mainframe migration to AWS. It’s critical to design your AWS architecture to account for the key Batch stringent performance requirements such as intensive I/Os, large datasets, and short durations. Let’s explore how to migrate mainframe Batch to AWS microservices using Blu Age automated transformation technology.

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Testing AWS GameDay with the AWS Well-Architected Framework – Continued Remediation

This is the third post in our series documenting a project to fix issues with the AWS GameDay architecture by using tenets of the AWS Well-Architected Framework. In Part 2, we remediated the critical findings found in our initial review and here we’ll cover remediating the deficiencies found in our Disaster Recovery plan, as well as other optimizations we’ve made due to recent announcements. We will also discuss how to address another crucial component in our application development—testing.

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AWS MSP Program

Updated MSP Partner Program Validation Checklist – Version 3.2

We are excited to share the latest updates to our AWS Managed Services Provider (MSP) Partner Program requirements in version 3.2 of the Validation Checklist. This version reflects our most recent program criteria, with improvements focused on raising the bar for both our MSP Partner and AWS customer experiences. It also reflects feedback from the MSP Partner community and our audit team. Download the updated Validation Checklist today!

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KQED Reduces Atlassian Run Cost by 65% After Migrating to AWS

To reduce expenses and accelerate time to market, KQED looked to APN Partners Atlassian and iTMethods to migrate its services to the AWS Cloud. KQED’s television, radio, digital media, and educational services serve the people of Northern California with a community-supported alternative to commercial media. It enabled software development though the use of Atlassian Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket, and Bamboo on-premises, but KQED lacked in-house expertise to manage Atlassian solutions in the cloud.

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APN Premier Partner Onica to Focus Exclusively on AWS Services

CorpInfo, an APN Premier Consulting Partner and Managed Service Provider, has changed its name to Onica and announced a strategic shift to focus exclusively on AWS services and solutions. Onica joined the APN in 2013 and quickly became a Premier Consulting Partner. The company has since completed more than 400 AWS engagements and now boasts over 150 AWS certifications with customers spending more than $100 million a year on the cloud.

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Solving Next-Gen Problems for Next-Gen Cloud Adopters

The first generation of cloud adopters had a massive advantage over the mid-market and enterprise customers who came after them—their applications were born in the cloud. They did not have years, even decades, of legacy infrastructure running these new apps, so they were largely unencumbered to go “all-in” on AWS. Today, a new generation of companies is navigating a journey to AWS, and those companies have a very different set of challenges to overcome.

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Next-Gen Managed Services Security: Social Engineering

APN Partners new to managed services often have questions about how to protect their customers from social engineering attacks and how to best test themselves to meet APN Program requirements. In the same way a traditional MSP is responsible for the physical security of your datacenter, a next-gen MSP is a customer’s trusted resource for helping maintain their portion of the Shared Responsibility Model. Instead of physical keys, the MSP is their customer’s gatekeepers into the cloud.

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