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Introducing the AWS Public Safety & Disaster Response Competency

AWS-Competency-2019By Laila Chatelain, Competency Program Manager at AWS

Communities around the world hit by natural or man-made emergencies and disasters reported $2.9 trillion in direct economic losses between 1997 and 2017—more than doubling the $1.3 trillion reported in the previous two decades.

First responders, public safety agencies, disaster response organizations, hospitals, schools, and cities are facing a growing number of challenges in resiliency planning.

Previously, there was no easy way for these organizations to find businesses that offered specialized services tailored to meet the mission-critical needs of responding to and managing public safety emergencies and large-scale disasters.

With the new AWS Public Safety & Disaster Response Competency, Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers can identify top AWS Partner Network (APN) Consulting Partners that can identify, build, and implement technology offerings that improve organizational capacity to prepare, respond, and recover from emergencies and disasters.

AWS Competency Partners have demonstrated deep technical experience to implement innovative solutions that address complex, dynamic, and sensitive operating environments, including leveraging the AWS Cloud in areas where internet access is degraded or completely destroyed.

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Explore AWS Public Safety & Disaster Response Competency Solutions

With the AWS Public Safety & Disaster Response Competency, customers can identify APN Consulting Partners with proven success in helping businesses implement secure, reliable, cloud-enabled solutions that enhance public safety and disaster response capabilities in the following areas.

Operations Solutions

These Competency Partners build and implement technology solutions that enable emergency management preparation, response, and recovery efforts to support mission-critical decisions supporting safer and more resilient communities.

Data & Analytics Solutions

These Competency Partners offer solutions that enable data collection, processing, analysis, and sharing of mission-critical information to prepare, respond, and recover from natural or man-made disasters and emergencies.

Infrastructure Resilience and Recovery Solutions

These Competency Partners offer AWS customers resilience plans and technology solutions to run workloads locally without internet backhaul; and migrate workloads to AWS in preparation for, or in the wake of, natural or man-made disasters.

How to Join the AWS Competency Program

The AWS Competency Program recognizes top APN Partners that have demonstrated technical proficiency and proven customer success in specialized solution areas, industry verticals, or workloads on AWS.

The AWS Public Safety & Disaster Response Competency Partner Validation Checklist is for APN Consulting Partners and provides the criteria necessary to achieve the AWS Competency designation.

Find the Validation Checklist in your language:

APN Consulting Partners: English | Chinese (Simplified) | Chinese (Traditional) | French | German | Italian | Japanese | Korean | Portuguese | Russian | Spanish

Learn More About the AWS Disaster Response Team

Amazon Web Services enables organizations to access cloud services at the edge, even in the harshest conditions.

With the AWS Disaster Response Program, customers can focus on mission-critical functions, while AWS provisions critical data and applications, transports hardware to the base of operations, and implements deployable infrastructure based on customer need.