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Complete Mainframe to AWS Migration with Candid Partners

Migrating a mainframe is a complex project, and Candid Partners is focused on solving the toughest business problems using AWS. They have successfully completed a legacy mainframe to AWS migration for a global enterprise client and are actively working on similar initiatives. In this post, Candid shares their experience and describes the approach, architecture, and lessons learned from this real-life mainframe migration. Candid Partners is an APN Advanced Consulting Partner with the AWS DevOps Competency.

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Say Hello to 17 New AWS Competency Partners Added in March

The AWS Competency Program admitted 17 new APN Partners in March—spanning workload, solution, and industry designations. The AWS Competency Program helps customers identify and choose the best APN Partner for their AWS projects and workloads. AWS Competency Partners have demonstrated proven customer success and deep specialization in unique market segments. Please join us in welcoming our newest AWS Competency Partners!

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Transforming SAP-Centric Organizations with MiCloud from APN Partner Lemongrass

SAP is known for having mission-critical software at the heart of large enterprises worldwide. Many of our customers have been running their key SAP productive systems on AWS for years. Lemongrass, an APN Advanced Consulting Partner with the AWS SAP Competency, has focused exclusively on SAP on AWS since 2010. They consistently produce great outcomes by taking customers through migration and deployment, and then providing a managed service offering using their suite of MiCloud applications.

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Customer Satisfaction Data is Now Available for APN Partners

To help businesses gather feedback and understand the impacts they’ve had on AWS customers, we launched a “Rate this Partner” button in the AWS Partner Solutions Finder last year. The APN Customer Satisfaction program (CSAT) provides Partners with meaningful data that you can use to better understand your customers. Ask your APN representative if you have customer reviews already, and note that to unlock APN CSAT data you must have received at least 10 Customer Reviews.

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New APN Programs Available for AWS for Windows Partners

For APN Partners helping customers migrate, manage, or deploy Microsoft Workloads to AWS, we are introducing an Application Modernization category within the AWS Microsoft Workloads Competency, as well as the Amazon EC2 for Windows Service Delivery designation. Through our Microsoft Workloads Partners’ investment in developing a Windows on AWS practice, we know customers will have an exceptional experience and the most efficient deployment running Windows applications on AWS.

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Search for AWS Public Sector Partners by Contract Vehicles and Socioeconomic Status

We are excited to announce the addition of Public Sector Contract Vehicles as a new search option in the AWS Partner Solutions Finder. We have also added the ability to search by U.S. government socioeconomic status. The AWS Public Sector Partner Program helps organizations reach government, education, or nonprofit customers around the world. We enable partners to accelerate their business growth on AWS through alignment with our public sector sales, marketing, partner, and bid teams.

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Join Our Solutions Architects for AWS ISV Acceleration Days at 8 Locations Across the U.S.

We are excited to announce a series of one-day events taking place across the U.S. this spring—AWS ISV Acceleration Days. If you are leveraging AWS to build new applications, modernize existing apps for a cloud-native world, or driving business transformation, this is the event for you. Join us for a free, one-day workshop run by our AWS Partner Solutions Architects and learn about building, deploying, configuring, and managing your workloads on AWS.

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Introducing the AWS Solution Provider Program for APN Consulting Partners

The new AWS Solution Provider Program is designed for APN Consulting Partners to resell authorized services to end customers. Authorized Solution Providers benefit from a tiered discount structure that rewards APN Partners for their technical investments on AWS and their ability to bring in new business. This program enables Authorized Solution Providers to manage, service, support, and bill AWS accounts for end customers, and enables end customers to have their own terms with AWS.

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Partners Can Take the New AWS Service Catalog Accreditation

We are excited to announce that AWS Partner Network (APN) Partners can take the new AWS Service Catalog Accreditation. You can take the accreditation in-person at AWS Global Summits in San Francisco, Sydney, London, Berlin, New York, and Chicago. Online accreditation will be available soon, and we will update this post when it’s available to you. The AWS Service Catalog Accreditation is the first in the AWS Management Tools series.

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Architecting Multi-Region SaaS Solutions on AWS

As SaaS organizations grow and begin to extend their global reach, they must consider how their larger geographic footprint will shape and influence the architecture of their systems. Operations, deployment, agility, security, and scale all can be impacted by the move to a geographically distributed SaaS model. The more complexity that is added to a system’s operational and deployment profile, the more challenging it becomes to maintain the agility goals that are often associated SaaS delivery models.

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