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New Validation Checklists Clarify Requirements for the AWS Competency Program

To receive the AWS Competency designation, APN Partners must undergo rigorous technical validation and assessment of the security, performance, and reliability of their AWS solutions. To help APN Consulting Partners better understand this process and our validation requirements, we are releasing new versions of the AWS Competency Validation Checklists. The checklists highlighted in this post are for APN Consulting Partners, who in many cases undergo technical validation through ISSI, a third-party auditor.

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AWS Service Catalog Launches Solution Blueprints in GitHub for APN Partners to Leverage

A number of APN Consulting Partners have told us they would like to have access to a repository of solution blueprints that address common business patterns. To meet this need, AWS Service Catalog is now providing easy access to common and foundational AWS-based solutions and reference architectures in GitHub. There are currently five blueprints from AWS solutions architects on GitHub, and we plan to establish a formal process for APN Consulting Partners to submit reference architectures.

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APN Marketing Central is Now Available in Simplified Chinese

We are excited to announce that APN Marketing Central is now available in Simplified Chinese. If you are an APN Partner in China, or a global APN Partner with a presence in China, the assets available in APN Marketing Central can help you go-to-market with approved messaging from AWS. We have launched two new campaigns in Simplified Chinese—Big Data and Cloud Migration. APN Marketing Central is a benefit for all Standard-tier and above APN Partners and is available at no additional cost via Partner Central.

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Re-Hosting Mainframe Applications to AWS with NTT DATA Services

NTT DATA Services provides a mainframe re-host solution that minimizes application code change while benefiting from the agility AWS offers. NTT DATA’s re-hosting reference architecture, migration best practices, and extensive technology feature set streamline mainframe migrations to AWS. NTT DATA is an APN Advanced Consulting Partner that helps clients navigate and simplify the modern complexities of business and technology, delivering the insights, solutions, and outcomes that matter most to their objectives.

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New Alexa Flash Briefing Skill Available for APN Partners

We are excited to announce a new Alexa Flash Briefing Skill for APN Partners. Adding this Alexa Flash Briefing Skill to your Alexa app lets you easily access weekly news, APN Blog posts, and event announcements for APN Partners. It’s a great way to stay up-to-date with the APN. Be sure to check in regularly for new updates and announcements for APN Partners. You can also create your own Alexa Flash Briefing Skills in the Amazon developer console.

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New Validation Checklists Clarify Requirements for the AWS Service Delivery Program

As part of the onboarding process when joining the AWS Service Delivery Program, APN Partners must go through a technical audit of their experience delivering AWS services to end customers. This audit is conducted by internal technical experts who validate the APN Partner’s knowledge and capabilities for a specific AWS service. To help APN Partners better understand this process, we are introducing Validation Checklists that provide visibility into the criteria we use during an organization’s technical validation.

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How APN Partner Infosys Uses AWS to Provide a Boundaryless Architecture Solution

In an era where always-on connectivity, IoT, and unstructured data in the public domain are the new normal, the ability of companies to compete and differentiate rests on their ability to leverage data and analytics. In this post, we explore how Infosys is leveraging AWS to provide clients with a solution based on Boundaryless Architecture. Infosys is an APN Premier Consulting Partner and Managed Service Provider with AWS Competencies in both Migration and Financial Services.

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Introducing AWS Navigate: A Blueprint for APN Partners to Build a Specialized Practice on AWS

Based on high demand from our APN Partners, we are excited to introduce the AWS Navigate Program, which provides a prescriptive path for APN Partners to build a specialized practice on AWS. It offers APN Partners the guidance to become AWS experts and deploy innovative solutions on behalf of AWS customers. We are launching AWS Navigate for Contact Center, Microsoft Workloads, End User Computing, and Financial Services, with more tracks coming later this year.

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How to Unleash Mainframe Data with AWS and Attunity Replicate

Historically, mainframes have hosted core-business processes, applications, and data, all of which are blocked in these rigid and expensive systems. AWS and Attunity can liberate mainframe data in real-time, enabling customers to exploit its full business value for data lakes, analytics, innovation, or modernization purposes. In this post, we describe how customers use Attunity Replicate real-time data streaming to put mainframe core-business data onto AWS.

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Building an AWS Consulting Practice That Offers Desktop and Application Streaming Services

The time has never been better to build a thriving business on AWS, and APN Partners have the opportunity to see a 6X – 11X+ multiplier uplift over AWS spend when delivering a comprehensive suite of value-added services to customers. In this post, we give APN Consulting Partners an overview of why specializing in Desktop and Application Streaming Services helps customers who are looking to migrate to AWS. We also explore some of the offerings APN Consulting Partners can build into their practice.

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