AWS Partner Network (APN) Blog

Category: Announcements

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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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Say Hello to 82 New AWS Competency, Service Delivery, Service Ready, and MSP Partners Added in July

We are excited to highlight 82 AWS Partners that received new designations in July 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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How AWS Partners Can Speed Up Customer Cloud Migrations with VMware Cloud on AWS

The VMware Cloud on AWS Try & Buy Program offers multiple ways for AWS Partners to grow their business. First, there is a huge market for VMware Cloud on AWS. In a 2019 report, IDC put the partner addressable market opportunity for VMware Cloud on AWS at $3.1 billion. In addition to the sizeable market opportunity, trial engagements give AWS Partners an opportunity to earn customer trust, help them validate use cases before jumping into a production environment, and speed up customer migrations.

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Managed Cloud Security Starts at Level 1 with AWS Level 1 MSSP Competency Partners

A Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) can integrate, join forces with, and work alongside in-house security teams, or provide full outsourcing for AWS security operations. To help customers looking for support from MSSPs, we created a new baseline standard of quality called Level 1 Managed Security Services. The new AWS Level 1 MSSP Competency designation features AWS Partners that have had their technical and operational capabilities successfully validated against this baseline.

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Meet Our Newest APN Ambassadors and Explore Their Latest Expertise

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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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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Say Hello to 65 New AWS Competency, Service Delivery, Service Ready, and MSP Partners Added in June

We are excited to highlight 65 AWS Partners that received new designations in June 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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Say Hello to 81 New AWS Competency, Service Delivery, Service Ready, and MSP Partners Added in May

We are excited to highlight 81 AWS Partners that received new designations in May 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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Amazon RDS Ready Program Expands to Include Partner Business Application Product Category

With the new Amazon RDS Ready for Business Applications category, part of the AWS Service Ready Program, customers can now find business application products that follow AWS security, availability, reliability, performance, and other architecture best practices while integrating with Amazon RDS. Amazon RDS Ready business applications are deployed within a customer’s account or provided as SaaS deployed in AWS Partners’ accounts. Learn more about Amazon RDS Ready Ready Partners!

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AWS Honored with 5-Star Rating in the 2021 CRN Partner Program Guide

AWS earned a 5-Star rating by CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, in its 2021 Partner Program Guide. This annual guide provides a conclusive list of the most distinguished partner programs from leading technology companies. The 5-Star rating is awarded to an exclusive group of companies that go above and beyond with their partner programs. AWS was honored based on a range of investments made by the AWS Partner Network (APN) to help businesses build, market, and sell their products, services, and solutions.

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