AWS Partner Network (APN) Blog
New APN How-To Guides for Architecture Diagrams, Case Studies, Building Microsites
We are excited to share three new how-to guides featuring best practices for creating and uploading architecture diagrams, case studies and customer references, and microsites. Each guide provides clear benefits to Partners for building these assets and explains why the APN asks for them in applications for AWS Service Delivery, AWS Competency, and AWS Managed Service Provider (MSP) Programs. The how-to guides also detail how the APN uses Partner-submitted documentation and gives a few examples approved by the APN.
Deploy TIBCO BusinessWorks Container Edition with New AWS Quick Start
This new AWS Quick Start automatically deploys TIBCO BusinessWorks Container Edition into a highly available architecture on AWS, using Amazon ECS host instances and an Amazon ECR repository for plug-ins. The deployment is automated by AWS CloudFormation templates and takes about 25 minutes. The Quick Start was built by TIBCO Software in collaboration with AWS solutions architects. TIBCO is an APN Advanced Technology Partner with the AWS Big Data Competency.
Siemens Factory in Mexico Rolls Out MindSphere on AWS IoT Project in Less Than 8 Weeks
Siemens is Europe’s largest industrial manufacturing company and recently leveraged its MindSphere IoT platform to connect production machines at a factory in Monterrey, Mexico, to the AWS cloud in less than eight weeks, which will help it to double efficiency. AWS announced at Hannover Messe 2018 that Siemens PLM, a business unit of the Siemens Digital Factory Division, is a pre-qualified launch partner in the AWS Industrial Software Competency Program, which launches later in 2018.
Partners Can Take the New AWS Certified Security – Specialty Exam
The new AWS Certified Security – Specialty exam allows experienced cloud security professionals to demonstrate and validate their knowledge of how to secure the AWS platform. The security exam covers incident response, logging and monitoring, infrastructure security, identity and access management, and data protection. It is open to anyone who currently holds an Associate or Cloud Practitioner certification. We also have trainings and other resources to help you prepare for the exam.
AWS Pre-Announces the Industrial Software Competency Program
At Hannover Messe 2018, the world’s largest trade show for industrial technology, we announced the AWS Industrial Software Competency Program will launch later in 2018 and help customers find highly qualified APN Partners to effectively solve their business challenges. Hannover Messe features insights from industrial thought leaders, as well as AWS product announcements in the Industrial IoT and Machine Learning spaces.
Announcing the New AWS PartnerCast Webinar Series
We are excited to announce AWS PartnerCast—a free webinar series starting April 30, 2018. We created this weekly series to give APN Partners at all levels an interactive and full overview of training topics in AWS areas of interest. We will host two hours of content each week: a one-hour business topic and a one-hour technical topic. Each session is designed to help APN Partners create new customer opportunities, enhance professional relationships, and develop training interests.
Updated Red Hat OpenShift on AWS Quick Start with AWS Service Broker
A new update for the Red Hat OpenShift on AWS Quick Start improves usability by simplifying the management of certificates and domain names, and provides customers with the ability to scale workloads. Users can also enable AWS Service Broker via a parameter input during stack launch. AWS Service Broker is a new open source project directly integrated into OpenShift, allowing you to deploy AWS services without leaving the application platform. Red Hat is an APN Advanced Technology Partner.
Harnessing the Power of AWS for SAP Workloads with APN Partner Linke
With Linke, an APN Premier Consulting Partner with the AWS SAP Competency, enterprises can execute SAP-centric digital transformation strategies including SAP deployments and database migrations to SAP HANA. Linke executed 44 SAP migrations to AWS in 2017, and they currently manage more than 300 SAP instances on AWS with a team of engineers certified on both AWS and SAP. Linke helps enterprises leverage the best of AWS for SAP workloads so they can achieve new levels of agility and performance.
Securing and Managing Secrets with HashiCorp Vault Enterprise
Data security is a concern for all enterprises and HashiCorp’s Vault Enterprise helps you achieve strong data security and scalability. Vault is a trusted secrets management tool designed to enable collaboration and governance across organizations. It enables developers, operators, and security professionals to deploy applications in zero-trust environments across public and private datacenters. Through a unified API and AWS integration, Vault can be integrated into your development at any stage.
Why icare Chose APN Partner Cloudten to Implement a Scalable Outbound Gateway on AWS
When one of Australia’s largest general insurers, Insurance & Care NSW (icare), was looking for an urgent solution to relieve pressure on their constrained internal network and Internet links, they turned to Cloudten Industries, an APN Advanced Consulting Partner with the AWS Government Competency. Cloudten helped alleviate the load on icare’s internal network while allowing the business to meet its project deadlines for Office 365 migration.