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Benefits for AWS Service Delivery Partners Help You Increase Visibility with Customers

AWS Service Delivery Partners pass a high technical bar in order to participate in the AWS Service Delivery Program. To achieve this designation, we validate APN Consulting Partners who have deep expertise with specific AWS services, such as AWS Lambda. Once in the program, AWS Service Delivery Partners receive core program benefits that increase visibility with customers, offer chances to engage with AWS service teams, and provide access to deeper learning events and opportunities related to AWS services.

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How the AWS Well-Architected Program Helps APN Partners Build Better Applications

The AWS Well-Architected Partner Program trains APN Consulting Partners on how to perform Well-Architected workload reviews, enabling you to help AWS customers establish good architectural habits, eliminate risk, and respond faster to changes that affect designs, applications, and workloads. AWS Well-Architected Partners gain the expertise needed to build high-quality solutions, implement best practices, check the state of workloads, and make improvements when and where customers need assistance.

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How APN Partners Can Help You Build a Digital Workplace on AWS

The Digital Workplace program at AWS identifies APN Partners and AWS solutions that can help you build a digital workplace. All the partners and AWS solutions that we showcase have passed a Technical Baseline Review with AWS, and some of our APN Partners have also created AWS Quick Starts. These accelerators that reduce hundreds of manual procedures into just a few steps, so you can build your production environment quickly and start using it immediately.

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Building a Data Processing and Training Pipeline with Amazon SageMaker

Next Caller uses machine learning on AWS to drive data analysis and the processing pipeline. Amazon SageMaker helps Next Caller understand call pathways through the telephone network, rendering analysis in approximately 125 milliseconds with the VeriCall analysis engine. VeriCall verifies that a phone call is coming from the physical device that owns the phone number, and flags spoofed calls and other suspicious interactions in real-time.

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Q/Kdb+ on AWS Lambda: Serverless Time-Series Analytics at Scale

AWS Lambda is a particularly desirable environment for HPC applications because of the high level of parallelization it supports. Kx, an APN Advanced Technology Partner, created a q/kdb+ runtime that enables financial institutions to optimize their applications for the serverless environment of AWS Lambda. Q/kdb+ has been widely adopted by the financial services industry because of its small footprint, high performance, and high volume time-series analytics capabilities.

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Monitoring Your Palo Alto Networks VM-Series Firewall with a Syslog Sidecar

By hosting a Palo Alto Networks VM-Series firewall in an Amazon VPC, you can use AWS native cloud services—such as Amazon CloudWatch, Amazon Kinesis Data Streams, and AWS Lambda—to monitor your firewall for changes in configuration. This post explains why that’s desirable and walks you through the steps required to do it. You now have a way to monitor your Palo Alto Networks firewall that is very similar to how you monitor your AWS environment with AWS Config.

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Architecting Successful SaaS: Understanding Cloud-Based Software-as-a-Service Models

As the old saying goes, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” Customer trust is hard-earned and easily lost. Properly architecting a scalable and secure SaaS-based product is just as important as feature development and sales. No one wants to fail on Day 1— you worked too hard to get there. Get a comprehensive introduction to the common ways in which customers consume cloud-based SaaS models, and explore the different ways in which ISVs sell their software products to customers.

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5 Adaptive IT Principles to Get Digital Transformation Right

Adapting to the digitally disrupted world is high on the agenda for organizations everywhere. DevOps is a response to this challenge. It lowers internal transaction costs, flattens hierarchies, and makes the IT function more responsive. DevOpsGroup, an AWS DevOps Competency Partner, is addressing this need with the Adaptive IT Framework. It draws on learnings gained helping organizations implement DevOps methodologies, as well as established best practice principles.

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Velocity Technology Solutions Helps Change Healthcare Migrate SAP and Oracle Workloads to AWS

Velocity Technology Solutions is an APN Premier Consulting Partner with AWS Competencies in SAP and Oracle. They provide enterprise application management, including cloud management for all of the Tier 1 applications, including SAP, Infor Lawson, JD Edwards, Oracle E-Business Suite, PeopleSoft, Kronos, and Hyperion. Velocity recently helped Change Healthcare with their IT needs and migrated their SAP and Oracle workloads to AWS.

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Commercial Lenders Will Emerge from COVID-19 in a New Light by Embracing Digital Transformation

Small businesses need support from bankers that understand their business. Lenders, overwhelmed with demand, need help cutting through all of the noise to focus on the most at-risk parts of their portfolio and prioritize engaging those customers. Together, banks, credit unions, and fintechs such as OakNorth can deploy capital more effectively and save the jobs and small and medium-sized businesses that power our economies. OakNorth is s a next-generation credit analysis and monitoring platform powered by AWS.

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