AWS Partner Network (APN) Blog

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Say Hello to 53 New AWS Competency, Service Delivery, Service Ready, and MSP Partners Added in September

We are excited to highlight 53 AWS Partners that received new designations in September for our global AWS Competency, AWS Managed Service Provider (MSP), AWS Service Delivery, and AWS Service Ready programs. These designations span workload, solution, and industry, and help AWS customers identify top AWS Partners that can deliver on core business objectives. AWS Partners are focused on your success, helping customers take full advantage of the business benefits AWS has to offer.

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Announcing the AWS Partner Network’s Regional 2021 Partners of the Year

Each year, we honor members of the AWS Partner Network (APN) who are leaders in the channel and play key roles in helping customers drive innovation and build solutions on AWS. Announced throughout the year, AWS Partner Awards recognize a wide range of born-in-the-cloud and traditional consulting and ISV partners whose business models have embraced specialization and collaboration. Please join us in congratulating these leading AWS Partners for their success!

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Introducing the AWS Networking Competency for Consulting Partners

Networking is fundamental to cloud adoption and critical for infrastructure expansion, redundancy, and resiliency. To make it easier for customers to find validated AWS Networking Partners, we are excited to introduce the new AWS Networking Competency for Consulting Partners. These partners have deep domain expertise in developing a consistent network and security policy, as well as solutions that offer a new way of routing traffic through private backbones and cloud cores.

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New Foundational Technical Review Process for Partner Hosted Solutions

The AWS Foundational Technical Review (FTR) helps identify and mitigate technical risks in solutions built by AWS ISV Partners. The FTR focuses on a subset of AWS Well-Architected best practices and defines objective criteria for each requirement. In October 2021, we updated the FTR process for Partner Hosted solutions to make it faster, easier, and more accurate than before. In this post, learn how the updated FTR process works, benefits of the new process, and how you can get started.

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AWS Partner Engagement Principles Guide How We Collaborate with Partners Every Day

The AWS Partner Network (APN) is an integral part of our commitment to providing customers with the most advanced, reliable, and secure cloud services. We recognize that AWS Partners are uniquely qualified to help customers accelerate their journey to the cloud. This is why everything we do with partners is grounded in our AWS Partner Engagement Principles. These are the values and best practices through which we work with AWS Partners every day.

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Announcing the Authority to Operate on AWS Program’s Global Security and Compliance Acceleration Initiative

Recognizing that AWS maintains customers across the world, we have launched the Global Security and Compliance Acceleration (GSCA) initiative under the Authority to Operate (ATO) on AWS Program banner. The purpose of this new initiative is to add a global focus to our existing ATO on AWS support mechanisms, with an emphasis on recruiting qualified international AWS Partners to operate and support customers in differing regions.

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Know Before You Go (Virtually): A Guide to AWS at VMworld 2021

VMworld 2021 is taking place online October 5-7 and includes more sessions than ever. From CEO discussions to fireside chats, product demos, and chances to meet with Amazon Web Services (AWS) experts, VMworld 2021 is a great way to learn how to migrate and modernize your VMware workloads on the AWS Cloud. To make the most of your virtual experience, please see our Know Before You Go (Virtually) Guide.

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Optimize Your Partner Account Management with New AWS Partner Central Permissions

We are excited to introduce two new permissions features for AWS Partner Central: the Alliance Team and ACE Manager roles. These roles provide AWS Partners the ability to grant multiple team members access to the data and features they need to help manage their APN account. With these permissions features, multiple users from an AWS Partner organization can access the data and features they need in Partner Central without relying on the Alliance Lead.

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Say Hello to 74 New AWS Competency, Service Delivery, Service Ready, and MSP Partners Added in August

We are excited to highlight 74 AWS Partners that received new designations in August for our global AWS Competency, AWS Managed Service Provider (MSP), AWS Service Delivery, and AWS Service Ready programs. These designations span workload, solution, and industry, and help AWS customers identify top AWS Partners that can deliver on core business objectives. AWS Partners are focused on your success, helping customers take full advantage of the business benefits AWS has to offer.

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Introducing New AWS Solution Provider Program Incentives for AWS Partners

Today, we are excited to announce two new incentives to further recognize and support the growth, investment, and innovation of our evolving AWS Partner community. Effective October 1, 2021, the Partner Growth Rebate and Partner Originated Discount incentives will recognize AWS Solution Providers for growing their existing AWS Program Accounts and originating new end-customer opportunities. With these financial incentives, AWS Solution Providers can accelerate their business through new rebates and discounts.

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