AWS Partner Network (APN) Blog

Category: Announcements

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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.

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Know Before You Go: An AWS Partner’s Guide to re:Invent 2021

We are looking forward to bringing you Global Partner Summit as part of AWS re:Invent 2021 both in-person and virtually. The in-person conference is Nov. 29 – Dec. 3 in Las Vegas, with virtual opportunities to watch keynotes and leadership sessions live. Virtual options for the breakout sessions will be available the following week, Dec. 6-10. Don’t miss the Partner Keynote, leadership sessions, APN booth and mini-theater at the Expo, and more!

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Say Hello to 88 New AWS Competency, Service Delivery, Service Ready, and MSP Partners Added in October

We are excited to highlight 88 AWS 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 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 Managed Services Provider (MSP) Partner Program Validation Checklist Update – Version 4.2.1

As customer needs grow and new capabilities emerge over time, we’re constantly evaluating and evolving what it means to be an AWS-designated Managed Service Provider (MSP). We want to ensure we continue to raise the bar on what it takes to become and maintain the AWS MSP designation. As such, we periodically publish updates to the Validation Checklist which define the criteria and requirements for the AWS MSP Partner Program. We are pleased to share the latest updates in version 4.2.1 of the MSP checklist.

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Say Hello to 53 New AWS Competency, Service Delivery, Service Ready, and MSP Partners Added in September

We are excited to highlight 53 AWS Partners that received new designations in September 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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Announcing the AWS Partner Network’s Regional 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!

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Introducing the AWS Networking Competency for Consulting Partners

Networking is fundamental to cloud adoption and critical for infrastructure expansion, redundancy, and resiliency. To make it easier for customers to find validated AWS Networking Partners, we are excited to introduce the new AWS Networking Competency for Consulting Partners. These partners have deep domain expertise in developing a consistent network and security policy, as well as solutions that offer a new way of routing traffic through private backbones and cloud cores.

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New Foundational Technical Review Process for Partner Hosted Solutions

The AWS Foundational Technical Review (FTR) helps identify and mitigate technical risks in solutions built by AWS ISV Partners. The FTR focuses on a subset of AWS Well-Architected best practices and defines objective criteria for each requirement. In October 2021, we updated the FTR process for Partner Hosted solutions to make it faster, easier, and more accurate than before. In this post, learn how the updated FTR process works, benefits of the new process, and how you can get started.

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AWS Partner Engagement Principles Guide How We Collaborate with Partners Every Day

The AWS Partner Network (APN) is an integral part of our commitment to providing customers with the most advanced, reliable, and secure cloud services. We recognize that AWS Partners are uniquely qualified to help customers accelerate their journey to the cloud. This is why everything we do with partners is grounded in our AWS Partner Engagement Principles. These are the values and best practices through which we work with AWS Partners every day.

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Announcing the Authority to Operate on AWS Program’s Global Security and Compliance Acceleration Initiative

Recognizing that AWS maintains customers across the world, we have launched the Global Security and Compliance Acceleration (GSCA) initiative under the Authority to Operate (ATO) on AWS Program banner. The purpose of this new initiative is to add a global focus to our existing ATO on AWS support mechanisms, with an emphasis on recruiting qualified international AWS Partners to operate and support customers in differing regions.

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