AWS Partner Network (APN) Blog

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Industry’s First Alexa Skill Builder Certification Helps Give Partners a Voice Advantage

You can now register for the new AWS Certified Alexa Skill Builder – Specialty certification, the industry’s first and only certification that validates your ability to build, test, and publish Alexa Skills. This offering enables APN Partners to validate their Alexa and cloud expertise with an industry-recognized credential, building credibility among your clients and prospects. With Alexa, you can reach customers through more than 100 million Alexa-enabled devices.

Scheduling Tasks on AWS with IBM Spectrum LSF and IBM Spectrum Symphony

Many high performance computing (HPC) and grid customers with large technical and on-premises computing systems select IBM Spectrum LSF and IBM Spectrum Symphony for policy-driven control and scheduling. This translates into better application performance, better throughput, better utilization, and the ability to respond quickly to business demands. If you’re a Spectrum LSF and Spectrum Symphony customer, you now have flexible options for running on AWS.

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Discovering and Reporting on Agile Assets with AWS Systems Manager

Hundreds of large enterprises rely on Cognizant’s ability to provide customized cloud management platform capabilities with a differentiated experience. When it comes to managing workloads across hybrid and heterogeneous cloud environments, a key challenge is dealing with asset tracking. This includes software and hardware inventory. To address this growing need of managing and reporting asset details, Cognizant uses AWS Systems Manager, which gives you visibility and control of your infrastructure on AWS.

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Analyzing Performance and Cost of Large-Scale Data Processing with AWS Lambda

There are many tools available for doing large-scale data analysis, and picking the right one for a given job is critical. Here, we take an in-depth analysis of the architecture and performance characteristics of a completely serverless data processing platform. While the approach isn’t applicable for every use case, it has a very low total cost of ownership (TCO) and because AWS Lambda allows us to run arbitrary code easily, this approach provides the flexibility to handle non-standard data formats easily.

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Helping Customers Migrate to AWS Just Got Easier with the AWS ISV Workload Migration Program

Is your business focused on migrating ISV workloads from on-premises to AWS? You’ll be excited to hear about the AWS ISV Workload Migration Program (WMP) for APN Consulting and Technology Partners. The WMP provides APN Partners with technical enablement, migration funding to offset costs, and go-to-market support, making it easier to migrate customers’ ISV workloads to AWS. The program leverages the expertise of APN Partners and AWS best practices to create repeatable and scalable migration models.

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Authority to Operate on AWS Program Helps Public Sector Partners Accelerate Security and Compliance for Customers

Security and compliance are primary considerations for many AWS customers as they begin their cloud journey. Public sector customers, in particular, face obstacles and challenges using commercially available solutions that may not have an Authority to Operate (ATO). To help customers overcome these obstacles, the Authority to Operate on AWS program provides resources to solution providers who need assistance pursuing a compliance authorization.

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Journey to Being Cloud-Native – How and Where Should You Start?

Cloud-native is one of the hottest topics in IT, so naturally it’s a source of much debate. AWS, DevOpsGroup, and Skyscanner have teamed up to cut through the hype and offer an objective look at “going native” in the context of large-scale cloud adoption. DevOpsGroup is an APN Advanced Consulting Partner that offers digital transformation services based on DevOps practices. Skyscanner is a leading global travel service search engine that recently migrated all-in to AWS.

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Nine from AWS Honored as CRN’s Women of the Channel for 2019

At AWS, we believe the future of tech should include people of every color, gender, belief, origin, and community. This year, CRN honored nearly 700 women whose channel expertise and vision are deserving of recognition. Nine women from AWS made the CRN’s Women of the Channel list for 2019, and we are proud of these Amazonians for their excellence in supporting customers, partners, and our global cloud community.

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Joining the AWS Partner Network (APN) Strengthens Your Capabilities to Better Serve Customers

Tens of thousands of AWS Partner Network (APN) Partners from across the globe support Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers of all sizes to build sophisticated, personalized, scalable solutions in a diverse set of industries. More than 90 percent of Fortune 100 companies utilize APN Partner solutions and services to drive their business outcomes. Learn more about the benefits of becoming an APN Consulting or Technology Partner.

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How Slalom Created Personalized, Interactive Event Experiences Using Amazon Rekognition

Amazon Rekognition makes it easy to add highly accurate image and video analysis to your applications. The service’s core functionality allowed Slalom, an APN Premier Consulting Partner, to create three personalized, interactive experiences for attendees at REALIZE, the company’s inaugural, one-day client summit in Chicago. Dive deep into how Slalom did it, and follow along with a how-to so you can learn to do it yourself.