AWS Partner Network (APN) Blog

Category: Best Practices

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Why You Should Join the AWS Partner Network and AWS Competency Program: Insights from PGS Software

PGS Software is an IT service provider headquartered in Wroclaw, Poland, that works closely with AWS to help customers move existing applications to the cloud, transform legacy systems, and design innovative solutions. Diving deep into their own journey through the APN program, APN Ambassador Michał Brygidyn will discuss the benefits of being an APN Partner and achieving AWS Competencies. He also shares tips on how you, too, can achieve AWS Competencies and get the most out of your AWS partnership.

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Using Shift-Left to Find Vulnerabilities Before Deployment with Trend Micro Template Scanner

Shift-Left is increasingly being employed within DevOps organizations to ensure companies minimize risk early in their infrastructure as code (IaC) deployment cycle. This post explains how to combine two of the technologies that make Shift-Left possible. The first is AWS CloudFormation, which represents IaC, and the second is Trend Micro’s Template Scanner, which checks your IaC to make sure it conforms to the AWS Well-Architected Framework.

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New and Updated Training Courses for APN Partners—IoT, Data Analytics, Migration, and Amazon Connect

APN Partners need the right training skills and knowledge to support customers’ business goals. Together, the four training courses highlighted in this post will help APN Partners deliver on digital transformation projects using AWS IoT services; help businesses take data-driven actions based on AWS Data Analytics services; migrate customer workloads to AWS; and communicate the benefits of moving customer contact centers to the AWS Cloud.

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Configuring AWS Resources to Enable a Remote Workforce on Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

Businesses around the world are starting to adapt to a remote workforce on a large scale faster than ever. Remote working is becoming the new normal, or at least a must-have capability. Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops is a solution that gives your workforce fast and secure access to company resources from any location at any time. This post shows you how to determine the best and least expensive infrastructure for running Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop on AWS.

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How to Proactively Monitor Amazon RDS Performance with Datadog

To proactively identify and remediate potential errors, you need deep visibility into your entire Amazon RDS environment. This post shows you how Datadog can fetch data from Amazon CloudWatch and your Amazon RDS database instances to give you a comprehensive view of your cloud environment. We also dive into how you can automatically detect performance anomalies, abnormal throughput behavior, and forecasting storage capacities.

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Options for Extending Layer 2 On-Premises Networks to VMware Cloud on AWS

VMware Cloud on AWS allows customers to seamlessly extend their Layer 2 on-premises networks to the cloud. This is important because you can migrate virtual machines from on-premises Layer 2 networks to VMware Cloud on AWS without changing IP addresses. Learn about the architectural considerations for extending your on-premises networks to VMware Cloud on AWS using HCX and the NSX Autonomous Standalone Edge, either via AWS Direct Connect or through the public internet.

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Why AWS Certification Consent is Important for Individuals and APN Partners

The amount of time invested in achieving an AWS Certification is no small feat. It’s important for individuals to get recognized for this hard work. Since November 2019, APN Partners have been able to record the AWS Certifications achieved by employees in their organization, but individuals who work for APN Partners must provide consent for this information to be shared with their employer. Doing so can provide significant growth opportunities for both the individual and APN Partner organization.

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How APN Partners Can Engage with the AWS Direct Connect Partner Model

With AWS Direct Connect, the internet is bypassed entirely and customers get physical dedicated connectivity to AWS, allowing for a more consistent, predictable performance. Many customers rely on Direct Connect Partners to get access to Direct Connect connections so they can connect to AWS. These trusted APN Partners have passed a technical validation for following AWS service best practices, and have proven success delivering AWS services like Direct Connect to customers.

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Accelerating Agility with 12 Attributes for Mainframe Workloads

Mainframes typically host core business processes and data. To stay competitive, customers have to quickly transform their mainframe workloads for agility while preserving resiliency and reducing costs. There is a challenge in defining the agility attributes and prioritizing the corresponding transformations for maximum business value in the least amount of time. In this post, dive deep in the practical agility attributes needed by mainframe workloads, and how to accelerate the transformation towards such agility with AWS.

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How to Change SaaS Network Configurations Without Affecting Your Customers

Many organizations prefer to connect to SaaS or managed services over a VPN. If you are an independent software vendor that has to periodically change your network configuration, these customer VPNs present a challenge. The solutions detailed in this post describe different approaches to isolating virtual private clouds that host applications and services from an enterprise network. You can use these strategies to add more services to your customers with no changes to customer network configurations, avoiding delays.

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