AWS Partner Network (APN) Blog
AWS and Forrester Study on Building a Next-Gen MSP
New research conducted by Forrester Consulting examines the value to our APN Partners in creating a next-generation AWS Managed Service Provider (MSP) practice. APN Partners can access the full study for a deep analysis of the revenues, margins, costs, and risks associated with developing this type of practice. Join us for a 1-hour webinar on Tuesday, December 12 from 10-11 a.m. PST. We’ll share an overview of the study and hold Q&A with APN staff and Forrester Consulting.
New Updates to AWS Training and Certification for Partners
We are excited to announce several updates to AWS Training and Certification that will make it easier for you to build your cloud skills on AWS and learn about the many new services we launched at AWS re:Invent 2017. New offerings include AWS digital training and a new entry-level certification called AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner. Plus, we have added several new Partner Training courses that are specifically designed to help APN Partners address customer needs with AWS solutions.
How to Use APN Badge Manager to Showcase Your APN Program Designations
The APN Badge Manager is a tool that allows Select tier and above APN Partners to access, manage, and create custom badges to showcase the APN Program designations and AWS Competencies that your company holds. With APN Badge Manager, APN Partners can build customized badges to suit different communications goals. The tool will dynamically create an APN Badge with up to five program components. To get started, login to APN Partner Central and select the Badge Manager link on the left menu.
AWS Service Broker: Bridging the Gulf Between On-Premises and AWS
The AWS Service Broker is a new open source project that allows APN Partners to integrate AWS services directly into their solutions. Customers can then deploy AWS services without leaving the application platform of choice. Built around the industry standard Open Service Broker API, the AWS Service Broker can be seamlessly integrated with any platform which has adopted the API specification. Currently, the AWS Service Broker supports 10 native AWS services with more to be added in the near future.
AWS Tweets from Global Partner Summit at re:Invent 2017
The Global Partner Summit at AWS re:Invent 2017 provides members of the APN opportunities to connect, collaborate, and discover. The keynote presentation on November 27 was emceed by Terry Wise, Vice President, Global Alliances, Ecosystem and Channels. Here are a few tweets from Terry’s keynote at the Global Partner Summit. You can follow along on Twitter throughout re:Invent by following @AWSreInvent, @AWS_Partners, @AWScloud, and the #reinvent hashtag.
New Machine Learning Discovery Page on AWS Marketplace
AWS Marketplace now has a machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) discovery page that makes it easier to buy software from vendors that are integrated with or running on AWS. The discovery page features software providers for a variety of data engineer, data scientist, and developer use cases, and helps you select the right products faster by showcasing products in data services, machine learning and data science tools, intelligent APIs and solutions.
Introducing the AWS Networking Competency
We are excited to introduce the AWS Networking Competency—a new program for APN Technology Partners that launched at the Global Partner Summit at AWS re:Invent 2017. AWS Networking Competency Partners provide network solutions and assist customers adopt, develop, and deploy applications on AWS. They offer a set of specialized solutions that auto-scale, are aligned with cloud design principles, and make it easier to use networking features in a Virtual Private Cloud (VPC).
Introducing the AWS Machine Learning Competency
Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are being applied to every imaginable use case—protecting users from fraud, improving customer experience, helping people discover entertainment easier, and predicting when maintenance is needed in industrial equipment. To help take this growing market forward, we are proud to launch the AWS Machine Learning Competency, showcasing industry-leading APN Partners that have deep expertise and proven customer success in AI and ML.
Level Up Your Cloud Skills and get AWS Certified at re:Invent 2017
If you are heading to AWS re:Invent 2017 or sending members of your team to Las Vegas for the sold-out conference, you can join our growing community of cloud experts with AWS Certification. Becoming AWS Certified helps you gain credibility for your AWS expertise and enables organizations to identify skilled professionals to lead IT initiatives. The AWS Certification Exam Testing Center is open throughout the week of re:Invent, but seats are limited. We strongly recommend reserving your spot in advance.
The Business Case for Next-Gen AWS Managed Services Providers
We are pleased to share new research conducted by Forrester Consulting that examines the APN Partner value in creating a next-generation AWS Managed Service Provider (MSP) practice. APN Partners now have access to a deep analysis of the revenues, margins, costs, and risks associated with developing this type of practice. Join us for a 1-hour webinar on Tuesday, December 12 from 10-11 a.m. PST for an overview of the study.