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AWS Travel and Hospitality Competency Partners Help Customers Build Resilience for the Long Run

It has undoubtedly been a challenging year for the travel and hospitality industry. At AWS, we are keenly aware of this and are committed to helping our customers build resilience for the long run. To support customers at this crucial time, we are proud to announce the launch of the new AWS Travel and Hospitality Competency. This designation takes on the heavy lifting of identifying and validating the most experienced AWS Partners who can help industry customers succeed—specifically at times of disruption.

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AWS Public Safety & Disaster Response Competency Expands to Include Technology Partners

AWS helps first responders, public safety agencies, and emergency and disaster response organizations complete their mission and mitigate impact to communities affected by emergencies and disasters. In 2019, we announced the launch of the AWS Public Safety & Disaster Response Competency for AWS Consulting Partners. Now, we are excited to launch an additional track within this AWS Competency that showcases specialized and dedicated AWS Technology Partners.

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Transforming Your Monolith to SaaS with AWS SaaS Boost

While the move to a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model is appealing to many organizations, the time, effort, and investment that’s required to transition to a new multi-tenant architecture can represent a significant hurdle. To address this need for AWS Partners and customers, we have introduced AWS SaaS Boost, an open-source reference environment that provides developers with a low-friction way to transform existing applications into SaaS products.

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AWS SaaS Factory Insights Hub Provides SaaS Thought Leadership and Guidance 

Since the AWS SaaS Factory started in 2017, we have provided organizations building software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions with guidance through direct engagements, webinars, bootcamps, conferences, and events. Based on what we’ve learned from AWS Partners throughout these engagements, we are excited to announce the launch of AWS SaaS Factory Insights Hub, a central directory that makes resources and best practices available to organizations seeking extensive SaaS knowledge.

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New AWS Foundational Technical Review Lens Helps Partners Unlock Benefits to Differentiate and Co-Sell with AWS

The AWS Foundational Technical Review (FTR), formerly known as the Technical Baseline Review, enables AWS Partners to identify and remediate risks in products or solutions. With the new FTR Lens in the AWS Well-Architected Tool, AWS Partners can review a workload against each FTR requirement and select the best practices they are following. Once complete, AWS Partners receive an improvement plan on how to mitigate risks.

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Team Up with AWS Partners Validated by Database Engine Type Through the Amazon RDS Service Delivery Program

Amazon RDS customers are looking for AWS Partners with specific database engine expertise to set up, operate, and scale relational databases in the cloud. To meet this need, we are relaunching the Amazon RDS Service Delivery Program, which now validates AWS Partners by database engine type. This allows customers to identify an Amazon RDS Partner that best meets their database engine-specific migration and implementation needs.

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Coming Soon: The AWS Energy Competency

At AWS, we are committed to supporting the global energy industry in safely meeting the energy demands the world needs today, while accelerating their transition to a more balanced and sustainable energy future. The AWS Energy Competency will formally launch in 2021 and introduce AWS Partners who have achieved this high-bar designation. Through the AWS Energy Competency, customers will have access to highly specialized AWS Partners for assistance in accelerating their digital transformation.

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Coming Soon: The AWS Mainframe Modernization Competency

Recognizing the complexity of a mainframe migration, AWS customers seek proven methodologies, tools, and best practices to empower successful migrations. The APN plays a critical role in these efforts by providing proven technology products and services for customers’ mainframe migrations. We are excited to pre-announce the launch of the AWS Mainframe Modernization Competency which gives customers confidence in choosing right right AWS Partners to team up with.

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Explore the SaaS Journey Framework in New AWS Whitepaper

The SaaS delivery model has become increasingly appealing to a wide range of companies. For many, the move to SaaS represents a significant transformational event that requires companies to examine all the moving parts of their business. Based upon our experience with thousands of AWS Partners across the world, we have created a new SaaS Journey Framework whitepaper that introduces a prescriptive framework to guide you through a SaaS journey on AWS.

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Commercial Partners Can Accelerate Their AWS Practice with the AWS Partner Transformation Program

The AWS Partner Transformation Program (PTP) helps partners expedite cloud readiness in key business areas so they can help customers migrate to the AWS Cloud. The result is partner transformation, building an innovative cloud business for partners to better serve the ultimate customer. The PTP is now open to commercial sector partners that are either new to cloud and need help with planning for cloud migration, or have started the process but need help in accelerating their journey.

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