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Introducing the AWS Direct Connect Service Delivery Program

AWS Direct Connect Service Delivery Partners are exclusively authorized to provision the new AWS Direct Connect Hosted Connections capacities greater than 500 Mbps. These top APN Partners have undergone service-specific validation of their technical capabilities and are approved to provide higher capacity Hosted Connections. They must also enable monitoring of the network link between the partner and AWS.

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Introducing the APN Navigate Foundations Path for New APN Partners

If your company is looking to register with the AWS Partner Network, or is new to APN, we are excited to introduce APN Navigate Foundations. This is your prescriptive path to defining your partner journey with AWS. APN Navigate Foundations walks you through the benefits, requirements, tools, and knowledge you’ll need to succeed as an APN Partner. Navigate introduces you to the fundamental building blocks of the APN, as well as the benefits you’ll receive as an APN Partner

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AWS Training and Certification Offers Expanded Options and More Functionality for APN Partners

We understand how important it is to easily find the AWS Training and Certification courses and schedules that are important to you. Our new training website for APN Partners provides added visibility into regional course schedules and the ability to customize your partner learning path. The new website has been completely redesigned with enhanced look, feel, navigation, and content. New sections have been added to show all training options and modalities, recommended courses, and benefits.

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Working with an AWS Distribution Partner Helps APN Partners Build a Successful Business

APN Partners often need support and guidance on go-to-market strategies, changes in financial models, and other areas that can differentiate their business. APN Consulting Partners such as systems integrators, MSPs, and value-added resellers can leverage an AWS Distributor to resell AWS services to end customers as part of a solution. AWS Distributors are validated members of the APN that offer innovative operations or billing support to fellow APN Partners

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AWS MSP Program

3 Things You Need to Shape Your Teams into a Next-Generation AWS Managed Service Provider (MSP)

In the AWS Managed Services Provider (MSP) Partner Program, many of our next-generation MSPs deliver hands-on, proactive, and consultant-level support that educates and enables customers’ cloud adoption journey on the AWS platform. It sounds easy enough to build a team and staff it with awesome people who can build, market, and support your managed services offering. But this actually is where things get tricky. Let’s look at three pillars to building great teams in your MSP practice.

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AWS Partner Network

5 Things You May Not Know About Your Market Development Funds (MDF) Benefits

The Market Development Funds (MDF) program is designed to help APN Partners drive demand generation and go-to-market activities. We strive to help APN Partners generate revenue by building awareness and pipeline for products, services, and solutions. Typical co-funded activity types include case studies, webinars, online or email marketing, or events like CIO roundtables. APN Partners can access MDF benefits today by logging in to APN Partner Central and navigating to the Acceleration Program page.

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Using AWS Serverless Technology as an Enabler for Cloud Adoption

When a national UK retailer undertook the challenge of replacing their e-commerce platform, the challenge was not inconsiderable. A heavily-customized WebSphere implementation had been the backbone of the organization for many years and was integrated throughout the business. Learn how BJSS leveraged the AWS Serverless Platform and an innovative delivery approach to deliver success for the customer.

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AWS Certification Teams Up with Pearson VUE to Make Testing Even More Convenient Across the World

AWS Certification has tripled its testing locations and is bringing the benefits of this recognized credential to more AWS customers and APN Partners globally. We are excited to announce that Pearson VUE will deliver AWS Certification exams through its extensive network of more than 5,000 testing centers in 180 countries worldwide. Now, you have even more choices and flexibility to distinguish your expertise. AWS Certifications builds credibility and confidence by validating individuals’ cloud expertise.

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How Arq Group Transformed Their Business to Become a Next-Generation AWS Managed Service Provider (MSP)

After joining the AWS Partner Network (APN), Arq Group quickly grew their business on AWS and became an APN Premier Consulting Partner and member of the AWS MSP Partner Program, which recognizes leading APN Partners that are highly skilled at providing full lifecycle solutions to customers. Next-generation AWS MSP Partners like Arq Group help enterprises invent tomorrow, solve business problems, and support initiatives by driving key outcomes.

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AWS Partner Network

APN Tier Changes: What’s New and What’s Different in 2019?

At AWS re:Invent 2018, the AWS Partner Network (APN) announced updates to the overall APN program. This includes updated APN Tier requirements and benefits for APN Partners, such as prescriptive funding based on current tier and program attainment. As of April 1, 2019, the new APN Tier requirements are in effect. Want to know what’s changing? Read on to see what requirements are new this year, and what remains the same. You can also learn more about how APN Partners can prepare for these changes.

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