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Updated MSP Partner Program Validation Checklist – Version 3.2

We are excited to share the latest updates to our AWS Managed Services Provider (MSP) Partner Program requirements in version 3.2 of the Validation Checklist. This version reflects our most recent program criteria, with improvements focused on raising the bar for both our MSP Partner and AWS customer experiences. It also reflects feedback from the MSP Partner community and our audit team. Download the updated Validation Checklist today!

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50% Discount on AWS Certified Security – Specialty Beta Exam

The AWS Training and Certification team is hosting a new beta for our AWS Certified Security – Specialty exam. This exam will only be available January 15 – March 2, 2018. It validates knowledge of effectively securing the AWS platform and covers incident response, logging and monitoring, infrastructure security, identity and access management, and data protection. We are offering the beta exam at only $150 USD—a 50% discount—until March 2.

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ClearScale Implements Large AWS Data Lake to Help C4ADS with Data Analysis

The Center for Advanced Defense Studies (C4ADS) is a nonprofit organization based in Washington D.C. that provides data-driven analysis and evidence-based reporting on global conflict and transnational security issues. Because their analysts must comb through extensive records from different sources, it became increasingly difficult to make use of all the data. ClearScale, an AWS Premier Consulting Partner, implemented a large data lake on AWS to make the data more user-friendly for C4ADS analysts.

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Say Hello to 7 New AWS Competency Partners Added in December

The AWS Competency Program admitted seven new APN Partners in December—spanning workload, solution, and industry designations. The AWS Competency Program provides customers with highlighted APN Partners that have demonstrated technical proficiency through an AWS Technical Validation and proven customer success in specialized solution areas. Please join us in welcoming our newest AWS Competency Partners.

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Thank You to All of Our AWS Partner Network (APN) Partners!

As we close out the year, our staff at AWS and in particular the AWS Partner Network (APN) want to say thank you to all of our APN Consulting and Technology Partners. Your support and dedication continue to strengthen our community, and together we are helping customers across the world by providing professional services and software solutions that build on the AWS Cloud. We look forward to more success and innovation in 2018. Happy New Year!

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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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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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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 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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