AWS Partner Network (APN) Blog
AWS re:Invent is a special time for all of us at Amazon Web Services, our customers, and certainly for our valued AWS Partners. There is nothing more exciting and gratifying than bringing people together to learn and explore innovations in cloud technology. We have doubled down for 2020 on a virtual program of re:Invent sessions and activities designed to showcase how together, we can deliver incredible results for our customers.
Cloud is on the business transformation agenda for customers all across the world, and CIOs acknowledge how critical it is for them to have partners with the right set of skills to achieve the desired pace of transformation. At AWS, we see our Global System Integrator (GSI) partners offer customers advisory services along with the skilled resources required to take ideas to completion and enable digital transformation regardless of industry.
For more than a decade, customers have run their most strategic workloads on AWS, including SAP, VMware, and Windows, due to AWS’s experience, maturity, reliability, security, and performance. While an increasing amount of customers are migrating their strategic workloads to AWS, the majority of businesses still run these critical workloads on-premises. AWS Partners serve as trusted advisors to many of these customers, supporting their migration and innovation journeys on the AWS Cloud.
A successful cloud strategy doesn’t rely on one person, or one department to execute—it takes a true team effort. In 2019, Red River Technology came to this realization, broke down internal silos, and leveraged talent across the company to better deliver for our customers. This was due in large part to their participation the AWS Partner Transformation Program (PTP), which included a comprehensive assessment of the company’s cloud organization, as well as a detailed and customized Transformation Plan.
The SaaS delivery model has become increasingly appealing to a wide range of companies. For many, the move to SaaS represents a significant transformational event that requires companies to examine all the moving parts of their business. Based upon our experience with thousands of AWS Partners across the world, we have created a new SaaS Journey Framework whitepaper that introduces a prescriptive framework to guide you through a SaaS journey on AWS.
AWS is building a partner community that is the most customer-centric in the world and creates long-term success for AWS and our committed partners. One of the ways we do this is by focusing our investments on independent software vendors (ISVs) that extend the reach of the AWS Cloud and provide our customers with more choice. These trusted AWS Partners provide feature-rich experiences on AWS to support customers’ enterprise IT needs.
Zendesk and VoiceFoundry released the Amazon Connect app on the Zendesk Marketplace as part of a broader vision for the intelligent contact center of the future. The Amazon Connect app for Zendesk brings together a wide set of capabilities and unlocks endless possibilities for you to empower your agents and better engage your customers. By combining the powers of Amazon Connect and Zendesk, businesses can build a more intelligent contact center.
Fujitsu offers a commercial and technical solution for mainframe modernization on AWS that makes application modernization possible and sensible.. Fujitsu’s end-to-end approach helps financial services address their challenges in a cost-effective manner. This helps organizations realize the required future-proof scalability, agility, and extensibility of their core legacy systems. Fujitsu is an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner with the AWS Migration Competency.
5 Areas Where AWS Helps Public Sector Partners Grow Their Business and Focus on Mission-Based Solutions
In her role leading the Worldwide Public Sector Partners and Programs team at AWS, Sandy Carter gets a firsthand look at the value and impact AWS Partners have on customers all over the world. Learn how AWS Public Sector Partners are helping customers address the needs and challenges they face today, and how the AWS Public Sector Partner Program helps organizations grow their business and focus on mission-based solutions.
Advances in migration technology enable you to migrate data from actively-used Hadoop environments at scale to the cloud. You can benefit from AWS managed services, pace of innovation, and improve costs for your largest and most complex analytic workloads. Learn how GoDaddy migrated data from their 800-node, 2.5 PB production Apache Hadoop cluster to Amazon S3 using WANdisco’s LiveData Migrator product.