AWS Partner Network (APN) Blog
Edmunds began moving data to the AWS cloud shortly before deciding to use software from Tableau for data visualization and analysis. The combination of AWS and Tableau is helping Edmunds continue to thrive, and even grow, while making smart decisions for the business that serve its customers and partners well. Tableau is an APN Advanced Technology Partner with AWS Competencies in both Big Data and Mobile.
A next-generation Global Transit Hub is part of a second generation of networking technology, combining a traditional Global Transit Hub with additional security, scale, and operational functionalities. Aviatrix is an APN Advanced Technology Partner and one of the first APN Partners to earn the AWS Networking Competency. Now, you can use the Aviatrix Global Transit Hub on AWS Quick Start to connect multiple geographically-dispersed VPCs and remote networks faster than ever.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.