AWS Partner Network (APN) Blog

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Why AWS Certification Consent is Important for Individuals and APN Partners

The amount of time invested in achieving an AWS Certification is no small feat. It’s important for individuals to get recognized for this hard work. Since November 2019, APN Partners have been able to record the AWS Certifications achieved by employees in their organization, but individuals who work for APN Partners must provide consent for this information to be shared with their employer. Doing so can provide significant growth opportunities for both the individual and APN Partner organization.

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How APN Partners Can Engage with the AWS Direct Connect Partner Model

With AWS Direct Connect, the internet is bypassed entirely and customers get physical dedicated connectivity to AWS, allowing for a more consistent, predictable performance. Many customers rely on Direct Connect Partners to get access to Direct Connect connections so they can connect to AWS. These trusted APN Partners have passed a technical validation for following AWS service best practices, and have proven success delivering AWS services like Direct Connect to customers.

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How PGS Software Strengthens its Business with Exclusive Tools and Resources from APN Navigate

PGS Software’s deep relationship with AWS includes the APN Navigate program, which they are leveraging to further the organization’s ability to differentiate and meet customer needs. With prescriptive guidance from trusted AWS experts, APN Navigate provides a step-by-step path to help organizations build, market, sell, and specialize as an APN Partner. You’ll develop core GTM assets and prepare for APN Program designations that highlight your expertise.

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Accelerating Agility with 12 Attributes for Mainframe Workloads

Mainframes typically host core business processes and data. To stay competitive, customers have to quickly transform their mainframe workloads for agility while preserving resiliency and reducing costs. There is a challenge in defining the agility attributes and prioritizing the corresponding transformations for maximum business value in the least amount of time. In this post, dive deep in the practical agility attributes needed by mainframe workloads, and how to accelerate the transformation towards such agility with AWS.

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How to Change SaaS Network Configurations Without Affecting Your Customers

Many organizations prefer to connect to SaaS or managed services over a VPN. If you are an independent software vendor that has to periodically change your network configuration, these customer VPNs present a challenge. The solutions detailed in this post describe different approaches to isolating virtual private clouds that host applications and services from an enterprise network. You can use these strategies to add more services to your customers with no changes to customer network configurations, avoiding delays.

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Automating Rotation of IAM User Access and Secret Keys with AWS Secrets Manager

Now that multi-tenancy in the cloud is driving IT operational costs down, large enterprises are seeking seamless service delivery methods that address day-to-day activities in their cloud environment. In this post, learn how AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) user access keys and secrets may be stored in AWS Secrets Manager and rotated automatically using AWS Lambda at deterministic intervals. The entire workflow and project detailed here is available as part of the TCS Cloud Exponence platform.

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Extend Data Management to the Edge with AWS IoT Core Edge Software Qualification

Connected devices require a complex combination of hardware, operating systems, and software to connect to the cloud. To simplify this development for customers, AWS works with Independent Hardware Vendors (IHV) that can integrate AWS IoT services. In this post, we explore three qualified AWS IoT Edge Software offerings, and dive deep on how these IHVs solve business use cases while enabling customers to use these software frameworks to connect to AWS IoT services.

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AWS PartnerCast Spring Roundup: Free Weekly Webinars for APN Partners

With increases in remote working conditions over the past few months, AWS has been developing virtual training to help you better understand the APN programs and latest AWS offerings and best practices. PartnerCast is a free, weekly webinar series for APN Partners designed to help you continue your cloud education. Course material is for individuals in both business and technical roles, and offers content pertaining to all phases of an organization’s cloud maturity.

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How the AWS Competency Program Helps APN Partners Differentiate Their Business

AWS Competency Partners are uniquely positioned to help companies achieve key business objectives by leveraging the depth and breadth of AWS products and services. Validating organizations for their deep expertise and proven customer success, Competencies highlight APN Partners that can help customers take full advantage of the AWS platform. At AWS re:Invent 2019, we met up with APN Partners and asked them about their experience with the AWS Competency Program. Here’s what they had to say!

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How Swisscom Saved DroneAnalytics 60% on AWS Services by Using the AWS Well-Architected Framework

DroneAnalytics offers hardware and software solutions for drones and connected objects. The consulting services from Swisscom, based on the AWS Well-Architected Framework, enabled them to more properly monitor their consumption of AWS services. By leveraging Well-Architected best practices and working with Swisscom, DroneAnalytics saved 60 percent on their AWS spend, whilst maintaining the same or better levels of operational efficiency, reliability, and performance.

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