AWS Partner Network (APN) Blog

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KQED Reduces Atlassian Run Cost by 65% After Migrating to AWS

To reduce expenses and accelerate time to market, KQED looked to APN Partners Atlassian and iTMethods to migrate its services to the AWS Cloud. KQED’s television, radio, digital media, and educational services serve the people of Northern California with a community-supported alternative to commercial media. It enabled software development though the use of Atlassian Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket, and Bamboo on-premises, but KQED lacked in-house expertise to manage Atlassian solutions in the cloud.

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New Intro Course for Healthcare and Life Sciences Compliance on AWS

We are excited to announce a new eLearning course for healthcare and life sciences (HCLS) compliance in the cloud. Developed in cooperation with Intel, this self-paced digital training consists of four modules that introduce the fundamentals of cloud computing under HCLS compliance regimes such as HIPAA, GxP, and international data privacy requirements. Each module takes roughly 20 minutes to complete and are available to APN Partners and AWS customers.

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VMware Cloud on AWS

Securing Workloads on VMware Cloud on AWS Using Native AWS Services

With the recent launch of VMware Cloud on AWS, you can now run workloads on VMware-managed SDDC clusters installed on special bare metal hardware provided by Amazon Amazon EC2 services. This post describes a solution for securing workloads on VMware Cloud on AWS that we demonstrated at VMworld 2017. VMware workloads that run in the SDDC cluster can leverage different levels of AWS network and application protection capabilities with minimum to no changes to their application settings.

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AWS Blockchain Partner Program

AWS is Investing in Blockchain Through Our Partner Community

AWS provides the broadest and deepest capabilities with the largest global infrastructure for building end-to-end blockchain solutions. We are excited to announce the AWS Blockchain Partners Portal that supports customers’ integration of blockchain solutions with systems built on AWS, and we invite you to check out current blockchains and review reference architecture, deployment strategies, and development tools. You can also sign up for our blockchain mailing list.

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Say Hello to 57 New AWS Competency Partners Added in November

The AWS Competency Program admitted 57 new APN Partners in November—spanning workload, solution, and industry designations. Included in this list are the APN Launch Partners for our new AWS Networking Competency and AWS Machine Learning Competency. Both were announced at AWS re:Invent 2017 during the Global Partner Summit. Please join us in welcoming our newest AWS Competency Partners.

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VMware Cloud on AWS

Best Practices for Virtualizing Oracle RAC with VMware Cloud on AWS

VMware Cloud on AWS brings VMware’s Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) to the AWS Cloud, and now many Business Critical Application workloads that were previously difficult to deploy in the cloud no longer require significant platform modifications. A Better Together demonstration that AWS and VMware co-presented at VMworld 2017 using an Oracle RAC database. Enterprises using Oracle RAC now have a seamless transition path to cloud with VMware Cloud on AWS.

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AWS Government Competency

Why Become an AWS Competency Partner for Government and Education?

We understand that our government and education customers have unique challenges they must overcome to improve the lives of citizens and students around the world. The AWS Competency Program spotlights APN Partners that have demonstrated technical proficiency and proven customer success in specialized solution areas. We launched the AWS Government Competency in 2016, and in 2017 announced the AWS Education Competency. Learn how these programs help you reach AWS customers and prospects.

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Global Partner Summit

Global Partner Summit 2017 Recap

Our team was especially proud to represent the AWS Partner Network (APN) at the sixth annual Global Partner Summit, held in Las Vegas during AWS re:Invent 2017. Global Partner Summit included a keynote by Terry Wise, Vice President of Global Alliances, Ecosystem, and Channels, as well as dozens of breakout sessions over two days featuring business and technical topics to help you grow your AWS-based practice.

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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.

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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.

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