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New APN Competency: Discover APN Partner DevOps Solutions on AWS
DevOps, focused on improved collaboration, communication, and integration between software developers and IT operations, is changing the approach companies take to IT. As a result, organizations are empowered to become more agile and efficient. AWS provides a set of DevOps services designed to simplify provisioning and management of your infrastructure, deploying your code, and automating the life cycle of your application development. These services include AWS CodeCommit, AWS CodeDeploy, AWS CodePipeline, AWS CloudFormation, AWS Config, AWS Service Catalog, AWS CloudTrail, AWS OpsWorks, AWS Elastic Beanstalk, and Amazon CloudWatch. With these AWS services you can quickly build your cloud infrastructure, deploy individual applications to instances anywhere, or easily create whole stacks of applications on AWS. AWS DevOps services also allow you to treat your infrastructure as code, create repeatable deployment pipelines, simplify server management, and much more.
What is the APN DevOps Competency?
The APN Competency Program is designed to highlight APN Partners who have demonstrated technical proficiency and proven customer success in specialized solution areas, including DevOps.
APN DevOps Competency Partners provide solutions to, or have deep experience working with businesses to help them implement continuous integration and delivery development patterns or helping them automate infrastructure provisioning and management with configuration management tools on AWS.
DevOps Use Cases and Launch APN Partners
By becoming an APN DevOps Competency Partner, firms can distinguish themselves by their use case expertise on AWS, making it easier for customers to identify and connect with them to address their DevOps practice needs.
Below are the use cases that our inaugural APN DevOps Competency Partners have demonstrated expertise on AWS, along with a list of our launch Competency Partners associated with each:
Continuous Integration & Delivery: Rapidly and reliably build, test and release your applications, while improving quality and reducing time to market.
Launch Partners: Apica, Atlassian, BlazeMeter, CloudBees, Codeship, Solano CI, Travis CI, XebiaLabs, GitHub
Configuration Management: Treat your infrastructure as code, manage container, operating system, and application configurations.
Launch Partner: Ansible, Chef, HashiCorp, Puppet, SaltStack
Consulting: Get assistance with application development, validate best practices, and conduct analysis on architecture and implementation decisions.
Launch Partners: 2nd Watch, Cascadeo, ClearScale, Cloud Technology Partners, Cloudreach, Flux7, Logicworks, Pythian, REAN Solutions, Inc. Slalom Consulting, Smartonix, Stelligent, TriNimbus
Why Attain the APN DevOps Competency?
The DevOps Competency provides the means by which customers can discover your solutions via the AWS Partner DevOps Solution pages, and gives customers confidence that your solution has been vetted by AWS.
Participation in the Competency Program includes the opportunity for Competency Partners to participate in use case specific go-to-market activities that further allow us to feature your subject-matter expertise and customer success. Activities and artifacts may include joint events, webinars, co-authored whitepapers, reference architectures, and targeted marketing campaigns designed to drive awareness.
How do I Apply?
If you’re an APN Partner interested in the Competency Program, click here to learn more.
To apply for the DevOps Competency, log in to the APN Portal, update your Partner Scorecard, click on ‘Apply for APN Competencies’ (under My APN Account), and submit your application.
Learn more about DevOps on AWS
There are a wealth of resources available to you to learn more about DevOps on AWS. Visit the Developer webpage for more information on a number of the AWS services available to help your firm build a DevOps practice. You can also download Introduction to DevOps on AWS, and I encourage you to take a look at our DevOps series, “DevOps for the Enterprise”.