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Introducing the New AWS Mainframe Migration Competency Featuring Validated AWS Partners

Recognizing the complexity of a mainframe migration, AWS customers seek proven methodologies, tools, and best practices to empower successful migrations. The AWS Partner Network (APN) plays a critical role in these efforts by providing validated technology products and services for customers’ mainframe migrations. We are excited to announce the launch of the AWS Mainframe Migration category within the AWS Migration Competency.

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Discover What’s New with AWS PartnerCast First Look On-Demand Webinars

With the AWS PartnerCast First Look series of webinars, you are first in line for the latest launch news, program updates, and just-in-time learning. We understand the importance of being able to provide your customers with the latest and greatest information, which is why we’ve created First Look as a fast, convenient way to learn directly from AWS experts. Ideal for both business and technical learners, First Look webinars are available in a format that works with your busy schedule.

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Assessing the Reliability of Your SaaS Environment with the AWS Well-Architected SaaS Lens

The reliability pillar of the AWS Well-Architected SaaS Lens focuses on the reliability posture of your SaaS solution. The SaaS Lens helps AWS customers assess the overall reliability of their SaaS architecture, providing prescriptive guidance that enables better alignment of their architecture. There are several considerations to keep in mind when building or optimizing a SaaS solution for reliability. While some apply to all modern solutions, others are specific to SaaS and that’s the focus of this post.

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See What Our APN Ambassadors Have Been Up To and Meet Some New Faces

The APN Ambassador Program is a vibrant worldwide community of technical experts from AWS Partner Network (APN) Consulting and ISV Partners. Local AWS communities are a vital resource for cloud professionals around the world, and many of these are hosted by APN Ambassadors. Members of local communities look to their leaders to provide guidance and mentorship on how to build AWS skills, solve technical problems, and grow their careers.

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AWS Managed Services Provider (MSP) Partner Program Validation Checklist Update – Version 4.2

We are pleased to share the latest updates to our AWS Managed Services Provider (MSP) Partner Program in version 4.2 of the Validation Checklist. This version reflects our most recent program criteria and requirements, with improvements focused on raising the bar for both MSP Partners and AWS customers. The changes in version 4.2 primarily focus on clarifying requirements and removing ambiguity based on feedback and questions we’ve received from our MSP Partner community.

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How Atos Transformed a Customer’s SAP Landscape with Minimal Downtime and Low Risk

Like many SAP customers, one of Atos’ customers had a large, on-premises environment, encompassing a combination of virtual and physical servers and traditional storage. Learn about the migration process used to move the customer from their on-premises estate to AWS. We’ll also describe the target architecture used within AWS, along with the benefits the customer has achieved both during and post migration.

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Making Blockchains Interoperable and Agile with HCL CoTrust Platform and AWS

Blockchain is being compared with the “network of networks,” and rightly so as the traits between both are similar. The introduction of more technology platforms gives users choice but also increases the siloes. To make a blockchain network work in an enterprise, there has to be a glue which sticks all of these platforms together. Learn how AWS Premier Consulting Partner HCL Technologies built a highly scalable, cost-effective, and easy-to-integrate blockchain platform called CoTrust that is architected to deploy on AWS.

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How to Enable 360-Degree Analytics and Innovate Faster on AWS with Datavard Glue for SAP

Today’s enterprises are dealing with more than structured data that’s being exponentially generated. Customers are looking for effective ways to capture, store, curate, and analyze structured data, as well as semi-structured and unstructured data. Learn how Datavard Glue’s extraction capabilities help organizations enable a data-driven culture. Datavard Glue provides integration technology to build a highly scalable, available, secure, and flexible data lake powered by AWS.

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Integrating Zendesk with AWS and Other SaaS Services Using Amazon AppFlow

Organizations are rapidly adopting SaaS solutions to better serve their end customers using specialized software, but using SaaS services can lock key business data in different “data islands” that are hard to integrate. AWS recently announced the extension of support for Zendesk as both source and destination in Amazon AppFlow. This expanded integration enables customers to transfer data bi-directionally between Zendesk and other AWS and SaaS services in just a few clicks.

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Governance in the AWS Cloud: The Right Balance Between Agility and Safety

Cloud infrastructure provides more agility than traditional IT, meaning organizations must think differently about how they design, build, and manage applications. Cloud resources need a stronger integration between IT and organizational governance, as builders need to be able to operate in a cloud environment that’s agile and safe. Hear from APN Ambassador Paolo Latella, who introduces a decentralized model of cloud governance that can help you strike the right balance between agility and safety.

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