AWS Partner Network (APN) Blog

Category: Announcements

Updated Validation Checklists for AWS Specialization Programs

As we continue to transform the AWS Partner experience, we’re excited to share updates to the Validation Checklists (VCL) for AWS Specialization Programs (AWS Competency, Managed Service Provider, Service Delivery, and Service Ready). Effective January 1, 2024, the updates drive efficiencies during onboarding, allowing partners to achieve an AWS Specialization faster and making it easier to utilize benefits.

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The Most Viewed AWS Partner Blog Posts and Case Studies in 2023

From a wide range of AWS Partner success stories to new partner programs launched at AWS re:Invent, here’s a look at the most popular APN blog posts and case studies we shared in 2023. The AWS Partner Network (APN) is a global community that leverages AWS technologies, programs, expertise, and tools to build solutions and provide services for customers. Together, partners and AWS provide innovative solutions, solve technical challenges, win deals, and deliver greater customer value.

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AWS Partner Generative AI Playbook, Partner Marketing Kits, Customer Journey Insights, and Market Data

AWS launched a Generative AI Center of Excellence to help partners keep pace with rapid advancements in generative AI. The CoE provides exclusive resources like playbooks, trainings, and marketing assets to educate partners on building solutions using AWS generative AI services. We’ll continue adding generative AI resources to accelerate strategies that enable partners to help customers adopt generative AI securely, responsibly, and cost-effectively.

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Say Hello to 198 AWS Specialization Partners Added or Renewed in November

We are excited to highlight 198 AWS Partners that received new or renewed specializations in November 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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New AWS Partner Program Launches and Updates Announced at re:Invent 2023

Thank you for joining us in Las Vegas for AWS re:Invent 2023. We hope you enjoyed all of the educational content and big announcements. If you missed anything or just want to recap, we have rounded up the most relevant launches and program updates available for the AWS Partner and AWS Marketplace communities, including the AWS Partner Keynote with Ruba Borno, which showcased how AWS is improving the partner experience to guide partners to higher-value opportunities and longer-term success.

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Announcing the Regional 2023 AWS Partners of the Year for Europe, Middle East, and Africa

We are excited to announce our regional 2023 AWS Partners of the Year from Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). This year’s partner award winners can be proud of the contributions they have made to empower organizations to make data-driven decisions and save costs whilst also achieving certifications to better meet customers’ evolving needs. Working side by side with AWS Partners, we are stronger when supporting customers together and look forward to strengthening our partnerships in 2024.

More Value, Greater Profitability: 10 Enhancements to the AWS Partner Experience

This post covers 10 enhancements we’re rolling out across our AWS Partner programs and services to drive partners to new heights of productivity and profitability. Announced at AWS re:Invent 2023, these enhancements are aimed at providing you more relevant and prescriptive guidance, where you need it, in a consistent and predictable manner. Learn how we’re ensuring that AWS Marketplace and partner programs provide demonstrated pathways to success—helping you drive greater customer value and profitability.

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Channel Partner Momentum on AWS Marketplace Drives Innovation and Digital Transformation for Customers

We have seen more and more customers procuring third-party software and professional services through trusted Channel Partners on AWS Marketplace. This, in turn, has led to Channel Partners accelerating business opportunities through AWS Marketplace. This post walks through the benefits Channel Partners like Presidio are realizing from AWS Marketplace, and highlights innovations that are leading to more momentum for all Channel Partners.

Improve the Resilience Posture of Your Workloads with AWS Resilience Competency Partners

Organizations today face a number of resilience challenges—from data and state failures to downtime caused by code deployment issues or unexpected events—with high expectations from customers to be ‘always on, always available’. That’s why we’re excited to announce the AWS Resilience Competency, which helps AWS customers improve the availability and resilience of critical workloads in the cloud.

Achieve Faster Growth and Scale with AWS Built-in Competency Partner Solutions

AWS built-in partner solutions integrate automatically with AWS foundational services to simplify and streamline the deployment experience. Available in AWS Marketplace, AWS built-in partner solutions are designed to automate, configure, and scale across multi-account environments following AWS best practices. This helps customers achieve business goals for faster growth and scale, all while increasing security posture by leveraging cloud foundational domains.