AWS Partner Network (APN) Blog
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Say Hello to 48 New AWS Competency Partners Added in July
The AWS Competency Program welcomed 48 new APN Partners in July—spanning workload, solution, and industry designations. The AWS Competency Program helps customers identify and choose the world’s top APN Partners that have demonstrated technical proficiency and proven customer success in specialized solution areas. Please join us in welcoming our newest AWS Competency Partners!
Introducing the AWS Nonprofit Competency Program
Now more than ever, nonprofits are using IT to reduce costs and maximize operational efficiency. We are excited to announce the new AWS Nonprofit Competency Program, highlighting our top APN Partners that have built solutions on AWS that support the unique missions of the nonprofits they serve. With the help of AWS Nonprofit Competency Partners, AWS customers can quickly, cost-effiectively, and securely leverage technology to scale mission impact and drive social change.
How AWS Nonprofit Competency Partners Help Customers Drive Social Change
To give you an idea how AWS Nonprofit Competency Partners are driving social change, learn about the work of APN Partners ClearScale, Civis Analytics, and Megazone. APN Premier Partner ClearScale helped SF Match eliminate single points of failure and provide quality, high availability service to their users. Civis partnered with Robin Hood Foundation to model SNAP and EITC participation rates in New York City. Megazone helped GCCEI overcome a lack of IT management staff to implement and service a new website with global reach.
How to Build a Secure-by-Default Kubernetes Cluster with Basic CI/CD Pipeline on AWS
Kubernetes is an open-source platform to automate deploying, scaling, and operating application containers. But in itself, Kubernetes is not enough to achieve this goal. To fully empower our engineers, we need to build a CI/CD pipeline around Kubernetes. Using this tutorial from APN Partner Slalom Consulting, we have built a Kubernetes cluster with a good set of security defaults and then wrapped a simple CI/CD pipeline around it.
How Musicians Use AWS to Go from Big Data to Their Big Break
Despite advances in music-sharing technology, touring and live shows remain staples for emerging artists. How do artists and promoters align the reach of streaming services with fans’ physical locations to better plan, promote, and manage live shows? To answer this question, Vertical Trail partnered with Gigable to create a music platform and app that uses curated playlists, geo-based concert discovery, and online ticketing to close the gap between artists and their fans—all while building a formidable big data asset.
Say Hello to 22 New AWS Competency Partners Added in June
The AWS Competency Program welcomed 22 new APN Partners in June—spanning workload, solution, and industry designations. The AWS Competency Program helps customers identify and choose top APN Partners that have demonstrated technical proficiency and proven customer success in specialized solution areas. This validation gives customers complete confidence in choosing APN Partner solutions from the tens of thousands in the AWS Partner Network.
How AWS Blockchain Partners Are Enabling New Ways of Doing Business
At AWS, we believe distributed ledger technology (DLT) such as blockchain can help customers simplify transactions and conduct efficient, secure interactions with different parties around the globe. Fortunately, the large and growing APN blockchain community shares our passion for putting customers first and driving innovation. Together, we are setting out to discover how blockchain solutions on AWS can address customer pain points and enable new ways of doing business.
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.
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.
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.