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Introducing AWS Digital Workplace Competency Partners Who Enable Secure Remote Work from Anywhere, Anytime
By Renata Melnyk, Sr. Program Manager, AWS Competency
By Kristin Escobar, Global Segment Lead, Digital Workplace Partners at AWS
By Andrew Kloman, Global Technology Lead, Digital Workplace Partners at AWS
We are excited to introduce the AWS Digital Workplace Competency with highly-specialized AWS Partners supporting remote workers and business continuity with end-to-end digital workplace solutions in the cloud.
The AWS Digital Workplace Competency helps Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers find the right partner for the job. Our best-in-class ISV Partners can help reduce security risks and meet compliance requirements, while freeing end users from the office and enabling them to work securely on any device, from anywhere, at any time.
The AWS Competency Program is built to go beyond the meaning of the word “competent.” It’s one of the toughest designations an AWS Partner can achieve and maintain, giving customers confidence in choosing validated AWS Partners to team up with.
The AWS Digital Workplace Competency takes on the heavy lifting of identifying and validating industry leaders with proven customer success and technical proficiency in endpoint management, application management, and collaboration platforms.
Learn more about the AWS Digital Workplace Competency >>
Explore AWS Digital Workplace Competency Partner Solutions
Endpoint management includes solutions that provision, protect, and provide intelligence. These deliver provisioning for lifecycle management, enterprise-level endpoint management, and desktop-as-a-service capabilities.
An important element to these solutions is protecting the endpoint devices—whether it’s providing endpoint encryption, anti-virus, or remote wipe. From an intelligence aspect, these solutions provide usage statistics, compliance monitoring, alerting, and reporting.
CyberArk Endpoint Privilege Manager
Enforcing privilege security on the endpoint is a fundamental part of your security program, but doing so can impact users and helpdesk productivity. EPM keeps your organization secure and keeps users, IT, and security teams happy.
Druva provides unified backup, data management, disaster recovery, and governance across employee devices and SaaS apps (Microsoft 365, G Suite, Slack, Salesforce). Integrated backup, e-discovery, and compliance simplifies end user data protection.
With PrinterLogic built on AWS, you’ll empower end users with secure and simple printing designed for the modern workplace. Centrally manage direct IP printing and support all endpoints, including virtual desktop infrastructure.
SOTI MobiControl is an enterprise mobility management solution that secures and manages Apple iOS, Google Android, and Microsoft Windows devices, throughout their entire lifecycle, from deployment to retirement.
Application management consists of solutions that provision applications, and protect or gather intelligence from web applications, desktop client OS applications, or mobile device applications.
From a provisioning standpoint, AWS identifies streaming solutions and virtualization solutions, as well as self-service portals. Protecting data at this level is pertinent, and we look at solutions that provide identity management tools, containerization, and integrity. Finally, from the intelligence operation we can gather usage statistics, monitor application performance, and monitor compliance.
Application management is an area where customers may leverage more than one solution across an organization depending on user requirements. Some application management services are best suited for streaming a particular application to users for a seamless experience, while others may deliver a full desktop experience.
Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops
Citrix Systems transforms how businesses and IT work, and how people collaborate in the cloud era. With market-leading cloud, collaboration, networking, and virtualization technologies, Citrix powers mobile workstyles and cloud services, making complex enterprise IT simpler and more accessible for 100 million users across 400,000 organizations.
Liquidware ProfileUnity and FlexAp
An application layering solution for Amazon AppStream 2.0 and Amazon WorkSpaces, Liquidware FlexApp streamlines management and reduces costs. FlexApp layered applications are layered onto AppStream 2.0 server, where they look and operate as if natively installed.
Nutanix Xi Frame
Frame simplifies the secure management and delivery of Windows apps and desktops to your users, regardless of where they work and what device they use. Turn Windows apps into web apps by streaming them to any browser from the cloud with Frame.
Okta Single Sign On
The Okta Identity Cloud is a trusted platform to secure every identity in your organization and connect with all your customers. Okta offers integrations for a variety of AWS technologies, enabling seamless user and customer experiences.
OneLogin offers a complete identity and access management (IAM) solution that manages all of your workforce and customer identities. Enable users to securely connect to applications from anywhere, anytime, on any device with cloud SSO, MFA, and more.
Teradici provides high-performance remote visualization capabilities on Amazon EC2 G2, G3, G4, and Elastic GPU instances to deliver high-performance user experience for even the most graphics-intensive applications and workloads.
VMware Horizon on VMware Cloud on AWS delivers a modern platform for secure delivery of virtual desktops and applications across the hybrid cloud, from a market leader in SDDC and digital workspaces.
Collaboration refers to solutions that manage the provisioning of collaboration solutions for end user to end user, or to many end users. They also protect or gather intelligence from these collaborations.
In the AWS Digital Workplace Competency, we focus on how files are managed and stored, availability of files, and data that need to be shared or edited by a group, and we also consider communication tools. These collaboration services provision data via file share and sync services, unified communications, virtual meeting rooms, and more.
From a protection standpoint, we are focused on preventing data loss, management of the rights to particular files or data, data integrity, and encryption. Intelligence provides quality control, digital experience monitoring, and compliance. As we have defined, customers will most likely consider more than one collaboration service to meet the needs of their users.
Alfresco on AWS is a leading flexible, scalable, and open digital business platform that enables more efficient collaboration and orchestration between users, content, and process.
FileCloud helps organizations securely share, sync, manage, and govern enterprise content in the AWS Region of your choice. Launch your own custom-branded enterprise file services platform on AWS infrastructure within minutes.
CTERA has collaborated with AWS to provide the file infrastructure backend for Amazon WorkSpaces, providing users with access to home folders and projects of any size, no matter where they are located across the world.
Kaltura’s Meetings is a multi-feature virtual room for live meetings, training sessions, and webinars. Kaltura’s Video Management Platform allows you to host, create, and communicate on video assets to continue knowledge sharing in the long run.
monday.com is a collaborative work management platform: simple, intuitive, 100 percent customizable, and used by thousands of startups to manage every aspect of their business.
Nasuni on AWS enables fast global file access and collaboration through a browser or Amazon WorkSpaces virtual desktop. Nasuni’s cloud-based file services platform modernizes on-premises file storage by consolidating silos of data into Amazon S3.
Whispir is a cloud platform for automating intelligent, rich communications and enabling smarter, data-driven engagement. Digitize end-to-end communication workflows that contain your rich content, such as videos, images, and interactive forms with Whispir.
Become an AWS Digital Workplace Competency Partner
AWS Technology Partners with experience in digital workplace can learn more about becoming an AWS Competency Partner. The AWS Digital Workplace Competency Validation Checklist provides the criteria necessary to achieve this designation.
If your company is looking to achieve any AWS Competency, APN Navigate is the vehicle through which AWS Partners prepare for this rigorous validation.
APN Navigate provides organizations in the AWS Partner Network (APN) with a seamless specialization experience to accelerate their path to an AWS Competency.
For AWS Partners looking to meet AWS Digital Workplace Competency validation requirements, the APN Navigate Digital Workplace Competency specialization track helps partners meet Advanced Tier requirements and achieve key milestones to prepare you for the AWS Digital Workplace Competency validation.