AWS Partner Network (APN) Blog

Category: Announcements

AWS to Offer Third-Generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processor-Based Amazon EC2 Instances

AWS has collaborated with Intel over the past 15 years, the longest of any cloud vendor. The partnership has been focused on deep engineering collaboration and getting the most out of customized Intel technology to deliver great experiences for our customers. Later this year, AWS plans to further this collaboration with Intel to offer Amazon EC2 instances powered by the new third-generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors, which will deliver more performance and expand customer choice on EC2.

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Learn How AWS ISV Partner Solutions Can Help You Level Up Your Well-Architected Reviews

For AWs Consulting Partners, join us for a 5-part weekly series of virtual sessions and learn how you can utilize ISVs to deliver Well-Architected Reviews faster through hundreds of automated best practice checks. You’ll see a demo of each solution and have an opportunity to try them yourself by requesting access for an extended free trial. The AWS Well-Architected Tool that allow Partners to extend Well-Architected functionality, best practices, measurements, and learnings into their existing architecture governance.

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Introducing the New AWS Mainframe Migration Competency Featuring Validated AWS Partners

Recognizing the complexity of a mainframe migration, AWS customers seek proven methodologies, tools, and best practices to empower successful migrations. The AWS Partner Network (APN) plays a critical role in these efforts by providing validated technology products and services for customers’ mainframe migrations. We are excited to announce the launch of the AWS Mainframe Migration category within the AWS Migration Competency.

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Discover What’s New with AWS PartnerCast First Look On-Demand Webinars

With the AWS PartnerCast First Look series of webinars, you are first in line for the latest launch news, program updates, and just-in-time learning. We understand the importance of being able to provide your customers with the latest and greatest information, which is why we’ve created First Look as a fast, convenient way to learn directly from AWS experts. Ideal for both business and technical learners, First Look webinars are available in a format that works with your busy schedule.

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See What Our APN Ambassadors Have Been Up To and Meet Some New Faces

The APN Ambassador Program is a vibrant worldwide community of technical experts from AWS Partner Network (APN) Consulting and ISV Partners. Local AWS communities are a vital resource for cloud professionals around the world, and many of these are hosted by APN Ambassadors. Members of local communities look to their leaders to provide guidance and mentorship on how to build AWS skills, solve technical problems, and grow their careers.

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AWS Managed Services Provider (MSP) Partner Program Validation Checklist Update – Version 4.2

We are pleased to share the latest updates to our AWS Managed Services Provider (MSP) Partner Program in version 4.2 of the Validation Checklist. This version reflects our most recent program criteria and requirements, with improvements focused on raising the bar for both MSP Partners and AWS customers. The changes in version 4.2 primarily focus on clarifying requirements and removing ambiguity based on feedback and questions we’ve received from our MSP Partner community.

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Updated Validation Checklists for AWS Competency, AWS Service Delivery, and AWS Service Ready Partners

To receive program validations in the AWS Partner Network (APN), organizations must undergo rigorous technical validation and are assessed on the security, performance, and reliability of their AWS solutions. To help AWS Partners better understand this process and our validation requirements, we are releasing new versions of validation checklists for the AWS Competency, AWS Service Delivery, and AWS Service Ready programs.

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AWS to Offer Third-Generation AMD EPYC-Based Amazon EC2 Instances

As customers bring more and more workloads to AWS, they are seeking to optimize for different characteristics like compute performance, memory, or throughput. AMD-powered instances are integral to these offerings. Later this year, AWS plans to offer Amazon EC2 instances powered by the newly introduced third generation AMD EPYC processors. These instances will expand customer choice of compute options available on EC2.

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

We are excited to highlight 74 AWS Partners that received new designations in February 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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AWS Machine Learning Competency Expands to Include Applied AI and MLOps Partners

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are maturing rapidly. According to Gartner, 75% of enterprises will shift from piloting to operationalizing AI by 2024. That’s why we are expanding the AWS Machine Learning Competency to help customers identify and engage qualified AWS Partners that have deep technical expertise and proven customer success in the areas of Applied AI and Machine Learning Operations (MLOps).

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