AWS Partner Network (APN) Blog

AWS to Offer Third-Generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processor-Based Amazon EC2 Instances

AWS has collaborated with Intel over the past 15 years, the longest of any cloud vendor. The partnership has been focused on deep engineering collaboration and getting the most out of customized Intel technology to deliver great experiences for our customers. Later this year, AWS plans to further this collaboration with Intel to offer Amazon EC2 instances powered by the new third-generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors, which will deliver more performance and expand customer choice on EC2.

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AWS Cloud Economics: Where Every Dollar Counts

Organizations hosting workloads on the cloud are more flexible and scalable, but this also comes with varying costs and the onus is on the organization to choose the appropriate service and cost. Cloud cost optimization should be an integral part of the transformation process and not just an operations task. Learn about Cognizant’s AWS economics service offering and how cost optimization techniques can be incorporated into AWS across the different stages of cloud transformation.

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How Onica’s Elastic Engineering Team Automated Disaster Recovery for Amazon RDS Instances

As organizations move to AWS, ensuring you have an effective disaster recovery (DR) strategy in place to manage outages is paramount. Through defining a common understanding of RTO and RPO requirements, organizations can adequately design for DR solutions. Learn how Onica’s Elastic Engineering team co-created a solution with a client that leverages serverless architecture and enables an automated backup and restore for Amazon RDS instances.

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Learn How AWS ISV Partner Solutions Can Help You Level Up Your Well-Architected Reviews

For AWS Consulting Partners, join us for a 5-part weekly series of virtual sessions and learn how you can utilize ISVs to deliver Well-Architected Reviews faster through hundreds of automated best practice checks. You’ll see a demo of each solution and have an opportunity to try them yourself by requesting access for an extended free trial. The AWS Well-Architected Tool that allow Partners to extend Well-Architected functionality, best practices, measurements, and learnings into their existing architecture governance.

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Unifying Threat Detection for Cloud and Containers to Reduce Risk Using Sysdig

Implementing effective threat detection for applications in the cloud requires visibility into all aspects of your infrastructure and workloads. By taking advantage of AWS services, you’re freed to focus on the applications that drive your business. Security in the cloud is a shared responsibility between AWS and the customer, however, and Sysdig’s cloud security platform helps you follow security best practices and simplify the work of securing your AWS account and workloads.

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Introducing the New AWS Mainframe Migration Competency Featuring Validated AWS Partners

Recognizing the complexity of a mainframe migration, AWS customers seek proven methodologies, tools, and best practices to empower successful migrations. The AWS Partner Network (APN) plays a critical role in these efforts by providing validated technology products and services for customers’ mainframe migrations. We are excited to announce the launch of the AWS Mainframe Migration category within the AWS Migration Competency.

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Discover What’s New with AWS PartnerCast First Look On-Demand Webinars

With the AWS PartnerCast First Look series of webinars, you are first in line for the latest launch news, program updates, and just-in-time learning. We understand the importance of being able to provide your customers with the latest and greatest information, which is why we’ve created First Look as a fast, convenient way to learn directly from AWS experts. Ideal for both business and technical learners, First Look webinars are available in a format that works with your busy schedule.

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Assessing the Reliability of Your SaaS Environment with the AWS Well-Architected SaaS Lens

The reliability pillar of the AWS Well-Architected SaaS Lens focuses on the reliability posture of your SaaS solution. The SaaS Lens helps AWS customers assess the overall reliability of their SaaS architecture, providing prescriptive guidance that enables better alignment of their architecture. There are several considerations to keep in mind when building or optimizing a SaaS solution for reliability. While some apply to all modern solutions, others are specific to SaaS and that’s the focus of this post.

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See What Our APN Ambassadors Have Been Up To and Meet Some New Faces

The APN Ambassador Program is a vibrant worldwide community of technical experts from AWS Partner Network (APN) Consulting and ISV Partners. Local AWS communities are a vital resource for cloud professionals around the world, and many of these are hosted by APN Ambassadors. Members of local communities look to their leaders to provide guidance and mentorship on how to build AWS skills, solve technical problems, and grow their careers.

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AWS Managed Services Provider (MSP) Partner Program Validation Checklist Update – Version 4.2

We are pleased to share the latest updates to our AWS Managed Services Provider (MSP) Partner Program in version 4.2 of the Validation Checklist. This version reflects our most recent program criteria and requirements, with improvements focused on raising the bar for both MSP Partners and AWS customers. The changes in version 4.2 primarily focus on clarifying requirements and removing ambiguity based on feedback and questions we’ve received from our MSP Partner community.

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