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SaaS Solutions on AWS: A New Whitepaper for APN Partners

As building Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions on AWS increasingly becomes an area of focus for APN Partners like you, we want to ensure we’re providing you with both business and technical documents and resources to help you as you get started.

To that end, I’m excited to announce that we’ve just released a new document on the APN Portal available exclusively to APN Partners entitled, “SaaS Solutions on AWS: Tenant Isolation Architectures”. This whitepaper, written by one of our AWS Partner Solutions Architects (SAs), covers the different SaaS deployment models and the combination of AWS Services and APN Partner solutions that can be used to achieve a scalable, available, secure, performant, and cost-effective SaaS offering. Though there is a lot of variety in terms of solutions that can be deployed in a SaaS model, there are a number of similarities and common patterns across solutions, which can be applied. In this paper we discuss:

Common solution components – There are a number of aspects that we recommend be handled apart from the core solution related functional components, such as billing, monitoring, and analytics. We discuss these components in detail.

SaaS solution AWS architecture patterns – A solution can be deployed in multiple ways on AWS. We discuss typical models that help with the requirements around a multi-tenant SaaS deployment, along with considerations for each of those cases.

This whitepaper focuses on the technology / architecture, and doesn’t address business and process-related aspects, such as software vendor licensing, SLAs, pricing models, and DevOps practice considerations.

To download the document on the APN Portal, click here.

If you’re an APN Partner building SaaS solutions on AWS, we recommend that you apply for the AWS SaaS Partner Program, which officially launched at the AWS Summit in New York. Learn more about the AWS SaaS Partner Program here.