AWS Partner Network (APN) Blog

Discover Exclusive New Content and Webcasts on the AWS Partner Portal

We like to think of the APN Portal as a central hub for APN Partners. Through the Portal, you have exclusive access to a wealth of resources: business and technical content, on-demand videos, AWS Training & Certification resources, marketing resources, the Customer Opportunity Submission tool, AWS Partner Program-specific resources, and more. Any member of your firm can register for Portal access (click here!), and can take advantage of all of that’s available.

We want to ensure we’re continuously developing and pushing out new written and video resources for you to reference as you build on AWS and work with the APN. Today, I’d like to highlight some of the new content we’ve recently published for you that covers a wide range of topics.

New APN Portal Content – AWS MSP, SaaS, and Direct Connect Resources

AWS Managed Service Program Getting Started Guide

Are you thinking about applying for the AWS Managed Service Partner Program? Do you want more information on what it takes to become an AWS MSP? The AWS Managed Service Program Getting Started Guide provides an overview of the Program, and answers questions on how to apply, prepare for, and schedule the third-party audit. Download the Guide to learn more.

AWS Direct Connect – Partner Process

APN Direct Connect Partners help customers use the AWS Direct Connect service. These APN Partners can establish network circuits between an AWS Direct Connect location and a customer’s data center, office, or colocation environment; or, the APN Partner can assist in constructing a hybrid environment. This document explains the steps required to become an AWS Direct Connect Partner.

SaaS Solutions on AWS: Tenant Isolation Architectures

Written by one of our Partner Solutions Architects (SAs), this whitepaper covers the different SaaS deployment models and the combination of AWS services and APN Partner solutions that can be used to achieve a scalable, available, secure, performant, and cost-effective SaaS offering. Though there is a lot of variety in terms of solutions that can be deployed in a SaaS model, there are a number of similarities and common patterns across solutions that can be applied. I wrote about this paper immediately after it was released, and I want to highlight it again for those of you who haven’t yet had a chance to check it out. You can download the paper by clicking here.

You should expect to see a wealth of additional SaaS content coming at you from the APN throughout 2016.

New APN Webcasts – re:Invent Global Partner Summit, Amazon Aurora, and Trend Micro Deep Security on the AWS Cloud

AWS re:Invent 2015 – Global Partner Summit Keynote and Breakouts

The Global Partner Summit Keynote and most of the Breakout Sessions have been posted to the APN Portal! Whether you missed a session, or would like to revisit what you learned at the re:Invent 2015 Global Partner Summit, click here to check out videos of breakout sessions that cover a wide range of business and technical topics, including: Getting Started on AWS, Building a Big Data Practice on AWS, Security Best Practices and Compliance, and more.

Amazon RDS for Aurora 

Amazon Aurora is a MySQL-compatible, relational database engine that combines the speed and availability of high-end commercial databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open source databases. Learn more about how you can leverage Amazon Aurora through this APN Webcast.

Trend Micro Deep Security on the AWS Cloud 

Trend Micro Deep Security is a host-based security product that provides intrusion detection and prevention, anti-malware, host firewall, file and system integrity monitoring, and log inspection modules in a single agent running in the guest operating system. With the Trend Micro Deep Security Quick Start, you can automatically deploy Trend Micro Deep Security on the AWS cloud in 45 minutes. Watch the webcast to learn more.


Check back at the end of the month for news on upcoming APN Webcasts, including two new APN Webcasts on Healthcare.