AWS Partner Network (APN) Blog

Category: Best Practices

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How to Drive Digital Transformation with Comprehensive Cloud Skills Training

Digital transformation is the process of evolving from rigid, legacy platforms to a modern IT environment equipped to rapidly adjust to changing business and customer needs. Ultimately, this is driven by two things: technology and people. Whether you are just getting started with your cloud journey, or looking to operationalize your organization’s cloud education initiatives, AWS Training and Certification can help support AWS Partners along the way.

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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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How Insider Learned to Scale a Production Grade Elasticsearch Cluster on AWS

Insider, an AWS Competency Partner, has been using Elasticsearch for a long time and is satisfied with its performance and features. They had a couple of issues when scaling up its usage, however, but they fixed them by making changes on configurations, architecture, and hardware. Follow along as Insider’s team realizes that fixing symptoms without understanding the root cause may lead to worse scenarios, and how they learned the hard way the importance of identifying the real issue as soon as possible.

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Choosing the Right DNS Architecture for VMware Cloud on AWS

Domain Name System (DNS) is a critical component of any infrastructure as it provides the hostname to IP address resolution that applications rely on. VMware Cloud on AWS customers have many options to implement hybrid DNS solutions, ranging from self-hosted to fully managed native services from AWS. Learn about DNS architectures that use native AWS services as well as traditional Active Directory designs, as well as integration with Amazon Route 53 Private Hosted Zones and inbound endpoints.

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How to Integrate AWS Client VPN with Azure Active Directory

It’s well known that IT departments prefer authentication integration into existing IdPs such as Azure Active Directory to reduce operational overhead and the attack surface of IT systems. AWS announced federated authentication support for AWS Client VPN in May 2020, and this support requires integration with a SAML 2.0 provider, such as Azure Active Directory. Learn how to integrate AWS Client VPN with an Azure Active Directory to give remote users access to an AWS private VPCs..

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Onboarding and Managing Agents in a SaaS Solution – Using AWS IoT Core

You can manage agents in a multi-tenant SaaS environment using AWS IoT Core. Review a solution that offers a modular and secure approach to register and manage agents. It relies on AWS managed services to offload the heavy lifting of implementing and maintaining those mechanisms, and provides scalability, elasticity, and availability. Using AWS IoT Core for agent management provides various capabilities for managing, securing, and analyzing usage and sent data from the registered agents.

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Using Amazon SQS in a Multi-Tenant SaaS Solution

Modern applications often rely on queuing for service integrations, batch processing, or as part of workflow orchestration. Queues are key to adding scale and resiliency to your environment. This is especially true in software-as-a-service (SaaS) environments. Explore some of the common scenarios used when building SaaS solutions with Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS), and learn how data isolation, scalability, and compliance requirements might influence the queuing model you select.

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10 Best Practices to Help Partners Build AWS Quick Starts for Customers

AWS Partners in the AWS Quick Start program can help their customers automate the deployment of their solutions, increasing customer engagements and improving the customer experience. The AWS Quick Start team has had considerable experience working with a variety of partner products, and has identified best practices to follow when developing a Quick Start and common missteps to avoid. By following these steps, you can efficiently and effectively develop Quick Starts using the AWS platform.

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Breaking Down High Performance Computing Barriers with Amazon FSx for Lustre

Popular in the HPC community and a range of industry verticals, Lustre is a powerful, open source, Linux-compatible, parallel file system. Amazon FSx for Lustre is a fully managed, scalable shared storage solution to power your compute workloads. Six Nines is deeply familiar with HPC storage pain points, and has helped customers address this very issue over the past five years. Dive deep with Six Nines’ FSx for Lustre experience, particularly the high availability, performance, and integration features of its latest releases.

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Explore SaaS Tenant Isolation Strategies in New SaaS Whitepaper

Tenant isolation is fundamental to the design and development of SaaS systems, enabling providers to reassure customers their resources cannot be accessed by other tenants. While the importance of isolation is well understood, the strategies for realizing a robust isolation model vary significantly. Learn how our new SaaS Tenant Isolation Strategies whitepaper assembles a collection of best practices and considerations that often shape your approach to implementing isolation in a SaaS environment.

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