AWS Partner Network (APN) Blog
Announcing the AWS Partner Network’s Regional U.S. 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!
New AWS GameDay Benefits Help Partners Build Cloud Skills and Engage with AWS Experts
We are excited to introduce new AWS GameDay partner benefits for AWS Partners in several of our differentiation programs. AWS GameDay League is made up of teams from global partner companies who compete against each other in hands-on technical challenges to build new cloud skills capabilities and have fun while doing so. AWS GameDay Quests Development Kit (QDK) gives partners the ability to integrate their products with real-world scenarios to be leveraged as repeatable, lead-generating events with customers.
Introducing AWS Migration and Modernization Competency Partners
Application modernization is an important and growing migration strategy for many businesses. To make it easier for AWS customers to find partners with validated migration and modernization software offerings, we are excited to announce the AWS Migration and Modernization Competency. This designation features AWS Partners that have validated expertise developing and implementing solutions for customers across key areas, including business case analysis and application mobility.
Introducing the AWS Energy Competency Partners
AWS is committed to supporting the global energy industry in safely meeting the energy demands of the world today, while accelerating the industry’s transition to a more balanced and sustainable energy future. The new AWS Energy Competency Program differentiates highly specialized partners who have demonstrated technical expertise and repeat customer success. These AWS Partners enable energy producers to build and operate assets efficiently and safely, while working to transition to a lower carbon world.
Introducing the AWS Graviton Ready Program for Graviton-Enabled Software Products
AWS Graviton processors are custom-built to enable the best price performance for workloads in Amazon EC2. As customers adopt AWS Graviton-based EC2 instances, they need the right software solutions to help integrate, deploy, monitor, and secure their Linux-based and containerized workloads. We are excited to announce the new AWS Graviton Ready Program, part of the AWS Service Ready Program which validates software products built by AWS Partners that integrate with specific services such as AWS Graviton.
AWS Partner Paths: A New Way to Accelerate Engagement with AWS
AWS Partner Paths are a flexible way to engage with AWS, providing a curated journey through partner resources, benefits, and programs while simplifying the engagement model for partners, expanding access to benefits, and providing a more intuitive and streamlined experience. AWS Partner Paths replace technology and consulting partner type models—evolving to an offering type model. Partners can enroll in one or multiple Paths based on their unique customer offerings.
AI for Data Analytics (AIDA) Partner Solutions Will Empower Business Experts with Predictive Analytics
We are excited to introduce AI for data analytics (AIDA) partner solutions which embed predictive analytics into mainstream analytics workspaces. These AI/ML solutions from AWS Partners have interfaces and integrations that help bring predictive analytics into the normal workflow of business experts. AWS AIDA includes partner solutions from Amplitude, Anaplan, Causality Link, Domo, Exasol, InterWorks, Pegasystems, Provectus, Qlik, Snowflake, Tableau, TIBCO, and Workato.
Recognizing the Top 2021 AWS Partner Ambassadors
The APN Ambassador Program is a vibrant worldwide community of technical experts from AWS Partners. They are prominent leaders who are passionate about sharing their AWS technical expertise, authoring blogs and whitepapers, creating and delivering public presentations, and contributing to open source projects. We are proud to recognize some of the top 2021 APN Ambassadors from across the world. Congratulations to all of our awesome APN Ambassadors!
Announcing AWS Enterprise On-Ramp – A New Support Plan
AWS Support and the AWS Channel Programs team are excited to announce the availability of AWS Enterprise On-Ramp, a new Support plan that’s enabled under the AWS Solution Provider Program and AWS Distribution Program. With Enterprise On-Ramp, we deliver a holistic technical Support model focused on the unique needs of customers that are in the early stage of their cloud adoption journey. Enrollment into AWS Enterprise On-Ramp is available starting November 24, 2021.
Amazon Linux Ready Program Updated to Include the Next-Generation Amazon Linux Operating System
The updated Amazon Linux Ready Program will now validate AWS Partner software products that run on Amazon Linux 2 as well as the next-generation Amazon Linux 2022. Amazon Linux 2 Partner software products have been technically validated by AWS, and with this program update AWS customers will be able find validated ISV products on Amazon Linux 2, Amazon Linux 2022, or both, with the confidence that these applications have been vetted through a robust technical review by AWS.