AWS Partner Network (APN) Blog
Migrating a Mainframe to AWS in 5 Steps with Astadia
When carefully planned, managed, and executed, the rewards of moving Mainframe workloads to AWS are numerous. Besides the cost savings of the pay-as-you-go model, once your Mainframe application set has been fully deployed on AWS, you will have the freedom to integrate proven business logic with modern technologies for data analytics or mobile enablement. With that in mind, migrating Mainframe applications to the cloud seems more like a necessity than a luxury.
AWS Solution Space Expands with Solutions for Amazon Connect
With seven new integrations launched on AWS Solution Space, you can optimize your customer experience and contact center efficiency with pre-integrated solutions and pre-defined consulting services from APN Partners with validated capabilities in this area. The contact center solutions we just launched include integrations in sales and service, workforce optimization, speech analysis, fraud detection, and messaging. In addition, customers can find consulting offers from validated Amazon Connect partners.
Enabling New SaaS Strategies with AWS PrivateLink
Networking is often viewed as a foundational element of a system’s architecture. The reality is there are plenty of scenarios where the networking footprint of a SaaS application can influence the functionality, extensibility, and management profile of your SaaS environment. While there are plenty of creative ways developers leverage AWS networking constructs to refine SaaS solutions, the introduction of AWS PrivateLink adds new opportunities in the SaaS networking landscape.
Understanding Amazon VPC from a VMware NSX Engineer’s Perspective
With VMware Cloud on AWS, you can deploy applications in a fully-managed VMware environment. Organizations can simplify their hybrid IT operations by using the same VMware technologies—including vSphere, vSAN, NSX, and vCenter—across their on-premises datacenters and on the AWS cloud. In this post, and my follow-up, we explore the major components of Amazon VPC for engineers and architects who build and operate VMware NSX networks, and who are building solutions on VMware Cloud on AWS.
New AWS Solutions Training for Partners: Desktop and Application Streaming
We are excited to announce two new training opportunities for APN Partners—Amazon Desktop and Application Streaming for Technical and Business Professionals. These courses are intended for Partners who work with desktop applications hosted on AWS. They are delivered through a mix of web-based training and demonstrations of product features and functionality, and includes an assessment to validate what was covered.
Say Hello to 10 New and 9 Renewed AWS Competency Partners Added in February
The AWS Competency Program admitted 10 new and 9 renewed APN Partners in February—spanning workload, solution, and industry designations. The AWS Competency Program provides customers with highlighted APN Partners that have demonstrated technical proficiency through an AWS Technical Validation and proven customer success in specialized solution areas. Please join us in welcoming our newest AWS Competency Partners.
See What’s New for AWS Marketplace Sellers
AWS Marketplace released more than a dozen major features in 2017, as well as many other enhancements and updates. These releases make it easier for AWS customers to discover and procure software, and for ISVs to sell their products on AWS Marketplace, which currently offers more than 4,200 software listings from nearly 1,300 ISVs spanning 35 categories. In case you missed any announcements, here’s a recap of new features that are relevant to ISVs and AWS Partners.
How to Migrate Mainframe Batch to Cloud Microservices with AWS Blu Age
While modernizing customer mainframes, the team at AWS Blu Age discovered that Batch can be a complex aspect of a mainframe migration to AWS. It’s critical to design your AWS architecture to account for the key Batch stringent performance requirements such as intensive I/Os, large datasets, and short durations. Let’s explore how to migrate mainframe Batch to AWS microservices using AWS Blu Age automated transformation technology.
Using the New Amazon EC2 G3 Instances to Playout an IP-Based Ultra High Definition Channel on AWS
AWS Partner Cinegy has long been an advocate of IP-based video workflows and understands that maintaining visual quality whilst reducing bandwidth consumption is an ongoing challenge with the increasing data requirements of formats such as Ultra High Definition (UHD). In this post, Cinegy demonstrates how to deploy a fully-functional playout engine using Amazon EC2 resources and the Cinegy Amazon Machine Image (AMI) to deliver a UHD TV channel with graphics.
Testing AWS GameDay with the AWS Well-Architected Framework – Continued Remediation
This is the third post in our series documenting a project to fix issues with the AWS GameDay architecture by using tenets of the AWS Well-Architected Framework. In Part 2, we remediated the critical findings found in our initial review and here we’ll cover remediating the deficiencies found in our Disaster Recovery plan, as well as other optimizations we’ve made due to recent announcements. We will also discuss how to address another crucial component in our application development—testing.