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Amazon FSx for Windows File Server Partners Help You Realize the Benefits of Windows File Storage

Amazon FSx for Windows File Server delivers that experience for Windows file shares. Launched at AWS re:Invent 2018, FSx provides a fully managed native Microsoft Windows file system that makes it easy to set up a highly scalable and available Windows file share. APN Partners can help you quickly and easily move Windows-based applications that require file storage to AWS, eliminating the typical administration overhead of managing Windows file servers.

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On the Ground: Daily Updates from Global Partner Summit 2018

We are thrilled to be in Las Vegas for AWS re:Invent 2018 and our annual Global Partner Summit. This year’s event provides APN Partners with opportunities to connect, collaborate, and discover. Keep reading this blog post throughout the week as we share on-the-ground updates, details of APN program launches, and things to check out from re:Invent, including the GPS keynote, breakout sessions, program launches, and more.

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APN Program Launches and Updates Announced at AWS re:Invent 2018

The annual Global Partner Summit was held November 26-30 at AWS re:Invent 2018, and we are excited to introduce key initiatives and program launches. Announcements include APN Tier changes and updates to the overall APN benefits structure, as well as new programs like the AWS Well-Architected Partner Program, AWS IoT Service Delivery designations, the AWS Container Competency, and AWS Device Qualification Program.

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Announcing Changes to APN Tiers, Benefits, and Requirements for 2019 and Beyond

We announced at AWS re:Invent 2018 updates to the overall APN program that will further recognize and support the growth, investment, and innovation of our evolving APN Partner community, and better align APN Partners to more structured program benefits. These changes include renaming the Standard Tier to Select Tier and updating APN requirements to measure each APN Partner’s knowledge, experience, and customer success.

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Introducing the AWS Well-Architected Partner Program

The AWS Well-Architected Framework helps cloud architects build secure, high-performing, resilient, and efficient infrastructure for their applications. At AWS re:Invent 2018, we announced the AWS Well-Architected Partner Program that enables APN Partners to establish good architectural habits, eliminate risk, and assist customers in building and responding faster to changes that affect their designs, applications, and workloads.

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Introducing New AWS IoT Service Delivery Designations

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the next phase of digital transformation, and AWS IoT Service Delivery Partners are driving this evolution. They are improving customer experiences and outcomes by choosing the best approach for the design and implementation of IoT solutions that are optimized for cost, reliability, security, performance, and scalability. At AWS re:Invent 2018, we introduced AWS IoT Service Delivery Partners in three key areas: AWS IoT Core, AWS IoT Greengrass, and AWS IoT Analytics.

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Introducing the AWS Container Competency Program

Containers are an increasingly important way for developers to package and deploy their applications. AWS customers use containers as the fundamental unit of compute to deploy both existing and net-new workloads like microservices, big data, machine learning models, and batch jobs. At AWS re:Invent 2018, we announced the AWS Container Competency Program to highlight top APN Partner solutions that offer support to run workloads on containers on AWS.

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Introducing the AWS Device Qualification Program

The new AWS Device Qualification Program makes it easier for APN Partners to qualify their devices on AWS IoT Greengrass, Amazon FreeRTOS, AWS IoT Core, and/or Amazon Kinesis Video Streams so that customers can find and purchase hardware they can trust for their IoT projects. With AWS IoT along with our APN Partners and their qualified hardware, customers will have the intelligence needed to build new services and business models, improve products and services, and strengthen the customer experiences.

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New Feature Simplifies SaaS Procurement in AWS Marketplace

Over the last two years, AWS has launched SaaS Subscriptions and SaaS Contracts for AWS Marketplace, two procurement capabilities that enable you to offer SaaS solutions directly to AWS Customers. We’re excited to announce an enhancement to SaaS Contracts that allows your customers to pay-as-they-go if they need additional services above the original contract. Customers can now combine the discounts from committed usage and the flexibility of pay-as-you-go pricing.

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Consulting Partners Can Now Resell Software Solutions in AWS Marketplace

Many customers prefer to purchase software solutions through Consulting Partners, benefiting from their knowledge of the customer’s business, localized support, and expertise. This new feature enables Consulting Partners to work with more than 1,400 ISVs and expand the ways customers can purchase software in AWS Marketplace. Consulting Partners can now work with customers from the start of their procurement process all the way to purchase.

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