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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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New Updates to AWS Training and Certification for Partners

We are excited to announce several updates to AWS Training and Certification that will make it easier for you to build your cloud skills on AWS and learn about the many new services we launched at AWS re:Invent 2017. New offerings include AWS digital training and a new entry-level certification called AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner. Plus, we have added several new Partner Training courses that are specifically designed to help APN Partners address customer needs with AWS solutions.

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How to Use the New APN Badge Manager

We are proud to announce the launch of APN Badge Manager—a tool that allows Standard-tier and above APN Partners to access, manage, and create custom badges to showcase the APN Program designations and AWS Competencies that your company holds. With APN Badge Manager, APN Partners can build customized badges to suit different communications goals. The tool will dynamically create an APN Badge with up to five program components.

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Introducing the AWS Networking Competency

We are excited to introduce the AWS Networking Competency—a new program for APN Technology Partners that launched at the Global Partner Summit at AWS re:Invent 2017. AWS Networking Competency Partners provide network solutions and assist customers adopt, develop, and deploy applications on AWS. They offer a set of specialized solutions that auto-scale, are aligned with cloud design principles, and make it easier to use networking features in a Virtual Private Cloud (VPC).

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Introducing the AWS Machine Learning Competency

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are being applied to every imaginable use case—protecting users from fraud, improving customer experience, helping people discover entertainment easier, and predicting when maintenance is needed in industrial equipment. To help take this growing market forward, we are proud to launch the AWS Machine Learning Competency, showcasing industry-leading APN Partners that have deep expertise and proven customer success in AI and ML.

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The Business Case for Next-Gen AWS Managed Services Providers

We are pleased to share new research conducted by Forrester Consulting that examines the APN Partner value in creating a next-generation AWS Managed Service Provider (MSP) practice. APN Partners now have access to 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 for an overview of the study.

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AWS Strengthens Support for Microsoft SQL Server Customers

There are many innovations that help customers run Microsoft SQL Server workloads on AWS. We recently released a Quick Start featuring SIOS DataKeeper Cluster Edition, and we increased the maximum storage capacity for Amazon RDS instances running Microsoft SQL Server from 4 TB to 16 TB. In addition, Amazon RDS for Microsoft SQL Server gained the ability to reconfigure volume type and Provisioned IOPS (PIOPS) upon snapshot restore.

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AWS Marketplace Announces the Availability of Seller Private Offers

As AWS Marketplace customers make larger commitments, they often request special pricing or end-user license terms. AWS now makes it possible for customers to receive private offers with pre-negotiated pricing and end-user license terms directly through AWS Marketplace. This new feature is available to any AWS Marketplace software seller participating in the Enhanced Data Sharing (EDS) program that compensates their sales team for AWS Marketplace sales.

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Partner SA Roundup – October

AWS Partner Solutions Architects highlight offerings from APN Technology Partners. Cesanta provides streamlined tools that simplify the onboarding process and unblocks developers. GorillaStack enables customers to apply simple rules to managing cloud resources across all AWS accounts and regions. GuardiCore offers the Centra Security Platform to help bridge the gaps of customers’ security configuration in the AWS cloud.

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SaaS Quick Start Highlights Identity and Isolation with Amazon Cognito

Identity is not a new concept. There’s a large list of useful tools and technologies that effectively address the authentication and authorization needs of applications. However, for software as a service (SaaS) providers, the identity universe becomes a bit more complicated. SaaS extends the notion of identity, adding new kinds of roles and access considerations […]

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