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AWS Partner Network

How to Submit APN Customer Reviews

If you’re an AWS customer and have worked with an APN Partner, reviewing your engagements provides AWS with key insights we use to monitor and improve the quality of APN Programs. AWS customers are encouraged to leave reviews on APN Partner engagements that have been launched for more than two (2) weeks. This gives your organization some time to adjust to the new solution or workload delivered by the APN Partner, resulting in a more detailed, thorough review.

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AWS Professional Certification

Expanded APN Partner Learning Paths Now Include AWS Professional Services

We have expanded and updated our APN Partner Learning Paths to make it easier for you to find the right training for your role. APN Partners can choose from AWS Business Professional, AWS Technical Professional Path, or a new AWS Professional Services learning path. Each path highlights where to get started, and then directs you where to find and enroll in the relevant training courses and AWS Certification to achieve your learning objectives.

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AWS Quick Starts

Updated SAP HANA on AWS Quick Start Supports Multi-AZ, Single-Node Configurations

We are excited to release a major update to the SAP HANA on AWS Quick Start that supports Multi-AZ, single-node configurations with high availability. The SAP HANA on AWS Quick Start helps you deploy fully functional SAP HANA systems on the AWS Cloud, following best practices from AWS and SAP. The Multi-AZ option uses two Availability Zones for the SAP HANA environment on AWS and provisions two SAP HANA servers—primary and secondary—in separate, private subnets and configures them for high availability.

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Why APN Partners Should Register for AWS Training and Certification Through APN Partner Central

We strongly encourage APN Partners to register for AWS Training and Certification through APN Partner Central so those achievements count towards your APN tier requirements. By registering through APN Partner Central, your organization receives credit toward APN tier eligibility and compliance requirements. Employees should make sure all registrations are made using their corporate email address. To register, log in to APN Partner Central and access the Training portal via the link at the top of the home page.

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AWS MSP Program

Updated MSP Partner Program Validation Checklist – Version 3.3

We are pleased to share the latest updates to our AWS Managed Services Provider (MSP) Partner Program requirements in version 3.3 of the Validation Checklist. This version reflects our most recent program criteria, with improvements focused on raising the bar for MSP Partners and the AWS customer experience. APN Partners entering the program, or MSP Partners renewing their program status, will be required to meet Version 3.3 requirements for all audits and renewals as of October 1, 2018.

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Introducing the APN Customer Engagements (ACE) Program

We are excited to introduce the APN Customer Engagements (ACE) Program to help APN Partners drive successful customer engagements on AWS. While our APN Opportunity Management Program has been available to APN Partners since September of 2017, the new ACE Program makes Standard-tier and above APN Partners eligible to receive engagements from AWS. We provide APN Partners with resources, tools, sales, and technical support to help drive successful engagements with AWS customers.

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AWS Quick Starts

Deploy Jupiter on AWS with New Quick Start from APN Premier Partner Cognizant

This new AWS Quick Start deploys Jupiter on AWS in about one hour. Jupiter is Cognizant’s continuous data testing accelerator and a component of Cognizant’s Adaptive Data Foundation offering. Jupiter enables data test automation and quality engineering at scale by aligning to a DevOps delivery mode. The Jupiter on AWS Quick Start automates the design, setup, and configuration of hardware and software to implement continuous data testing in less time than with traditional approaches.

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SaaS Storage Partitioning with Amazon Aurora Serverless

With the introduction of Amazon Aurora Serverless (currently in preview), SaaS providers are now equipped with a model to bring the scale and cost efficiency of serverless computing directly to storage partitioning models of SaaS solutions. We take a closer look at how Aurora Serverless works and how it influences your approach to storage partitioning in SaaS environments. The goal here is to highlight the implications of the serverless storage model, identifying key areas that will be of particular interest to SaaS developers.

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Announcing 7 New Exam Readiness Courses for AWS Certifications

We are excited to announce the launch of seven Exam Readiness Courses to help you prepare for AWS Certification. These courses complement our technical training courses and focus on helping you to validate your technical expertise. We’ll teach you how to interpret exam questions, apply concepts being tested by the exam, and allocate your study time. You’ll also have a chance to work through sample questions to understand the rationale behind correct and incorrect answer choices.

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New Features for APN Partners in the AWS Public Sector Contract Center

We are excited to announce an expansion of the AWS Public Sector Contract Center. The new AWS Public Sector Contract Center includes a broader set of APN Partner contract vehicles and related information that can be used by public sector organizations to procure AWS services. We’ve also expanded the Contract Center’s focus by going global—the page now includes contract vehicles for international public sector organizations.

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