AWS Partner Network (APN) Blog

Category: Announcements

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Coming Soon: The AWS Energy Competency

At AWS, we are committed to supporting the global energy industry in safely meeting the energy demands the world needs today, while accelerating their transition to a more balanced and sustainable energy future. The AWS Energy Competency will formally launch in 2021 and introduce AWS Partners who have achieved this high-bar designation. Through the AWS Energy Competency, customers will have access to highly specialized AWS Partners for assistance in accelerating their digital transformation.

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Coming Soon: The AWS Mainframe Migration Competency

Recognizing the complexity of a mainframe migration, AWS customers seek proven methodologies, tools, and best practices to empower successful migrations. The APN plays a critical role in these efforts by providing proven technology products and services for customers’ mainframe migrations. We are excited to pre-announce the launch of the AWS Mainframe Migration category within the AWS Migration Competency. This validation gives customers confidence in choosing right right AWS Partners to team up with.

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Know Before You (Virtually) Go: An AWS Partner’s Guide to re:Invent 2020

AWS re:Invent 2020 is being held as a free, three-week virtual conference. To help you prepare for the Global Partner Summit, we’ve rounded up a number of things to check out (virtually, of course). Global Partner Summit offers content and activities designed specifically for AWS Partners and prospective partners alike. Learn how to leverage AWS services to build solutions for customers, and explore programs that can help differentiate your business and reach new customers faster.

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AWS re:Invent Enables Partners to Learn and Explore Innovations in Cloud Technology

AWS re:Invent is a special time for all of us at Amazon Web Services, our customers, and certainly for our valued AWS Partners. There is nothing more exciting and gratifying than bringing people together to learn and explore innovations in cloud technology. We have doubled down for 2020 on a virtual program of re:Invent sessions and activities designed to showcase how together, we can deliver incredible results for our customers.

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Explore the SaaS Journey Framework in New AWS Whitepaper

The SaaS delivery model has become increasingly appealing to a wide range of companies. For many, the move to SaaS represents a significant transformational event that requires companies to examine all the moving parts of their business. Based upon our experience with thousands of AWS Partners across the world, we have created a new SaaS Journey Framework whitepaper that introduces a prescriptive framework to guide you through a SaaS journey on AWS.

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New IDC Study Shows VMware Cloud on AWS Delivers Significant Value to Customers

A new 2020 IDC study shows the VMware Cloud on AWS service provides significant business and operational value to customers in improving their IT infrastructure, and delivers flexibility, agility, and scalability to their business. In this study, IDC uncovers that on average, customers will realize an estimated 479 percent ROI over five years, so it makes sense that our customers became evangelists on the benefits of VMware Cloud on AWS to their business.

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Announcing the AWS Partner Network’s Regional 2020 Partners of the Year

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

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Commercial Partners Can Accelerate Their AWS Practice with the AWS Partner Transformation Program

The AWS Partner Transformation Program (PTP) helps partners expedite cloud readiness in key business areas so they can help customers migrate to the AWS Cloud. The result is partner transformation, building an innovative cloud business for partners to better serve the ultimate customer. The PTP is now open to commercial sector partners that are either new to cloud and need help with planning for cloud migration, or have started the process but need help in accelerating their journey.

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Say Hello to 83 New AWS Competency, Service Delivery, Service Ready, and MSP Partners Added in October

We are excited to highlight 83 APN Partners that received new designations in October 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 APN Partners that can deliver on core business objectives. APN Partners are focused on your success, helping customers take full advantage of the business benefits AWS has to offer.

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Updates to AWS Partner-Led Support for Solution Provider Partners 

The AWS Solution Provider Program provides discounts to resellers offering Partner-Led Support, which allows AWS Partners to define the support offerings they sell to customers, rather than doing a straight resale of AWS Support. A newly-released support offering ties AWS Partners’ support discount to their performance on cost and quality goals. AWS anticipates these changes will improve the end-customer experience, while rewarding partners who actively invest in providing exceptional support.

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