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Why icare Chose APN Partner Cloudten to Implement a Scalable Outbound Gateway on AWS

When one of Australia’s largest general insurers, Insurance & Care NSW (icare), was looking for an urgent solution to relieve pressure on their constrained internal network and Internet links, they turned to Cloudten Industries, an APN Advanced Consulting Partner with the AWS Government Competency. Cloudten helped alleviate the load on icare’s internal network while allowing the business to meet its project deadlines for Office 365 migration.

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Complete Mainframe to AWS Migration with Candid Partners

Migrating a mainframe is a complex project, and Candid Partners is focused on solving the toughest business problems using AWS. They have successfully completed a legacy mainframe to AWS migration for a global enterprise client and are actively working on similar initiatives. In this post, Candid shares their experience and describes the approach, architecture, and lessons learned from this real-life mainframe migration. Candid Partners is an APN Advanced Consulting Partner with the AWS DevOps Competency.

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New APN Programs Available for AWS for Windows Partners

For APN Partners helping customers migrate, manage, or deploy Microsoft Workloads to AWS, we are introducing an Application Modernization category within the AWS Microsoft Workloads Competency, as well as the Amazon EC2 for Windows Service Delivery designation. Through our Microsoft Workloads Partners’ investment in developing a Windows on AWS practice, we know customers will have an exceptional experience and the most efficient deployment running Windows applications on AWS.

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Introducing the AWS Solution Provider Program for APN Consulting Partners

The new AWS Solution Provider Program is designed for APN Consulting Partners to resell authorized services to end customers. Authorized Solution Providers benefit from a tiered discount structure that rewards APN Partners for their technical investments on AWS and their ability to bring in new business. This program enables Authorized Solution Providers to manage, service, support, and bill AWS accounts for end customers, and enables end customers to have their own terms with AWS.

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Architecting Multi-Region SaaS Solutions on AWS

As SaaS organizations grow and begin to extend their global reach, they must consider how their larger geographic footprint will shape and influence the architecture of their systems. Operations, deployment, agility, security, and scale all can be impacted by the move to a geographically distributed SaaS model. The more complexity that is added to a system’s operational and deployment profile, the more challenging it becomes to maintain the agility goals that are often associated SaaS delivery models.

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Enabling New SaaS Strategies with AWS PrivateLink

Networking is often viewed as a foundational element of a system’s architecture. The reality is there are plenty of scenarios where the networking footprint of a SaaS application can influence the functionality, extensibility, and management profile of your SaaS environment. While there are plenty of creative ways developers leverage AWS networking constructs to refine SaaS solutions, the introduction of AWS PrivateLink adds new opportunities in the SaaS networking landscape.

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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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Managing SaaS Identity Through Custom Attributes and Amazon Cognito

Identity is a fundamental design decision that software as a service (SaaS) architects must consider when developing a multi-tenant system. Developers who are building SaaS applications must be able to identify a user, the tenant associated with the user, the user’s permissions, and the relationship a tenant has with the provider, such as usage plan or tier. In this post for SaaS Technology Partners, I will explore how to architect a multi-tenant system and identify tenant context and role using Amazon Cognito.

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