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Category: SaaS on AWS

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Managing SaaS Identity Through Custom Attributes and Amazon Cognito

Identity is a fundamental design decision that software as a service (SaaS) architects must consider when developing a multi-tenant system. Developers who are building SaaS applications must be able to identify a user, the tenant associated with the user, the user’s permissions, and the relationship a tenant has with the provider, such as usage plan or tier. In this post for SaaS Technology Partners, I will explore how to architect a multi-tenant system and identify tenant context and role using Amazon Cognito.

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AWS Marketplace Announces the Availability of Seller Private Offers

As AWS Marketplace customers make larger commitments, they often request special pricing or end-user license terms. AWS now makes it possible for customers to receive private offers with pre-negotiated pricing and end-user license terms directly through AWS Marketplace. This new feature is available to any AWS Marketplace software seller participating in the Enhanced Data Sharing (EDS) program that compensates their sales team for AWS Marketplace sales.

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SaaS Quick Start Highlights Identity and Isolation with Amazon Cognito

Identity is not a new concept. There’s a large list of useful tools and technologies that effectively address the authentication and authorization needs of applications. However, for software as a service (SaaS) providers, the identity universe becomes a bit more complicated. SaaS extends the notion of identity, adding new kinds of roles and access considerations […]

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AWS Partner Network (APN) Partner SA Roundup – September 2017

This month, we have three Partner Solutions Architects who will be highlighting four APN Partners they’ve been working with.  We will hear from David Potes, Chris Hein, and Pratap Ramamurthy, who will dive deeper into offerings from JFrog, Linkerd, Solodev, and Sparkpost! JFrog, by David Potes    A few months ago, I had the opportunity […]

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Building Serverless SaaS Applications on AWS

Software as a service (SaaS) solutions often present architects with a diverse mix of scaling and optimization requirements. With SaaS, your application’s architecture must accommodate a continually shifting landscape of customers and load profiles. The number of customers in the system and their usage patterns can change dramatically on a daily—or even hourly—basis. These dynamics […]

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Calculating Tenant Costs in SaaS Environments

In traditional single-tenant environments, calculating and aggregating infrastructure costs is a pretty straightforward exercise. Typically, each application or customer has its own collection of dedicated resources and tallying the costs is simply a matter of categorizing and summing those costs. However, in multi-tenant software as a service (SaaS) environments, this becomes a much more challenging […]

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Testing SaaS Solutions on AWS

Tod Golding is a Partner Solutions Architect (SA) at AWS. He is focused on SaaS.  The move to a software as a service (SaaS) delivery model is often motivated by a fundamental need for greater agility and customer responsiveness. SaaS providers often succeed and thrive based on their ability to rapidly release new features without […]

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Generating Custom AWS CloudFormation Templates with Lambda to Create Cross-Account Roles

Ian Scofield is a Partner Solutions Architect (SA) at AWS.  In a previous post in our series, we showed how to use an AWS CloudFormation launch stack URL to help customers create a cross-account role in their AWS account. As mentioned in an earlier APN Blog post, a cross-account role is the recommended method to […]

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Announcing SaaS Contracts, a Feature to Simplify SaaS Procurement on AWS Marketplace

Since the inception of AWS Marketplace, we’ve prioritized customer and seller feedback as our starting point for driving Marketplace improvements. In response to customers and sellers pointing to software as a service (SaaS) as their preferred software delivery mechanism, we launched AWS Marketplace SaaS Subscriptions in November 2016. SaaS Subscriptions enables sellers to offer their […]

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ISVs on AWS – January 2017 Highlights

By Terry Wise, Global Vice President, Channels & Alliances at AWS As VP, Channels & Alliances for AWS, I have the great fortune of getting to meet with APN Partners from around the world who, through their innovative use of AWS and forward-thinking approach to software development, are fundamentally changing the way that Enterprise customers […]

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