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AWS Competency_featured

New Validation Checklists Clarify Requirements for the AWS Competency Program

To receive the AWS Competency designation, APN Partners must undergo rigorous technical validation and assessment of the security, performance, and reliability of their AWS solutions. To help APN Consulting Partners better understand this process and our validation requirements, we are releasing new versions of the AWS Competency Validation Checklists. The checklists highlighted in this post are for APN Consulting Partners, who in many cases undergo technical validation through ISSI, a third-party auditor.

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New Validation Checklists Clarify Requirements for the AWS Service Delivery Program

As part of the onboarding process when joining the AWS Service Delivery Program, APN Partners must go through a technical audit of their experience delivering AWS services to end customers. This audit is conducted by internal technical experts who validate the APN Partner’s knowledge and capabilities for a specific AWS service. To help APN Partners better understand this process, we are introducing Validation Checklists that provide visibility into the criteria we use during an organization’s technical validation.

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AWS DevOps

How APN Premier Partner Infosys Uses AWS to Provide a Boundaryless Architecture Solution

In an era where always-on connectivity, IoT, and unstructured data in the public domain are the new normal, the ability of companies to compete and differentiate rests on their ability to leverage data and analytics. In this post, we explore how Infosys is leveraging AWS to provide clients with a solution based on Boundaryless Architecture. Infosys is an APN Premier Consulting Partner and Managed Service Provider with AWS Competencies in both Migration and Financial Services.

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Introducing AWS Navigate: A Blueprint for APN Partners to Build a Specialized Practice on AWS

Based on high demand from our APN Partners, we are excited to introduce the AWS Navigate Program, which provides a prescriptive path for APN Partners to build a specialized practice on AWS. It offers APN Partners the guidance to become AWS experts and deploy innovative solutions on behalf of AWS customers. We have AWS Navigate tracks for Machine Learning, Contact Center, Microsoft Workloads, End User Computing, and Financial Services, with more coming later this year.

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Data Lakes

How to Unleash Mainframe Data with AWS and Attunity Replicate

Historically, mainframes have hosted core-business processes, applications, and data, all of which are blocked in these rigid and expensive systems. AWS and Attunity can liberate mainframe data in real-time, enabling customers to exploit its full business value for data lakes, analytics, innovation, or modernization purposes. In this post, we describe how customers use Attunity Replicate real-time data streaming to put mainframe core-business data onto AWS.

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Developers

Building an AWS Consulting Practice That Offers Desktop and Application Streaming Services

The time has never been better to build a thriving business on AWS, and APN Partners have the opportunity to see a 6X – 11X+ multiplier uplift over AWS spend when delivering a comprehensive suite of value-added services to customers. In this post, we give APN Consulting Partners an overview of why specializing in Desktop and Application Streaming Services helps customers who are looking to migrate to AWS. We also explore some of the offerings APN Consulting Partners can build into their practice.

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How APN Partner Bright Wolf Helps Pentair with AWS IoT Solutions

With assistance from Bright Wolf, an APN Advanced Technology Partner with the AWS IoT Competency, Pentair adopted a standardized IoT platform and tool set based on AWS. Bright Wolf helps companies develop connected product systems across a broad range of industries, including manufacturing, oil and gas, smart building, and heavy equipment. With its new IoT platform based on AWS, Pentair can quickly and flexibly deliver connected solutions for virtually any scenario across all business units.

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GuardiCore_AWS Solutions

Evaluate Network Security with GuardiCore’s Infection Monkey—a Breach and Attack Simulation Tool

Ensuring that proper security measures are in place calls for robust security testing mechanisms. GuardiCore’s Infection Monkey is an open source Breach and Attack Simulation (BAS) tool that tests and evaluates the effectiveness of your network security configurations during post-breach attacks. You can simulate a breach by “infecting” a server with a “Monkey” that runs around your network using various methods to enter propagation paths and attacks each point of vulnerability it discovers.

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AWS Partner Network

New APN How-To Guides for Architecture Diagrams, Case Studies, Building Microsites

We are excited to share three new how-to guides featuring best practices for creating and uploading architecture diagrams, case studies and customer references, and microsites. Each guide provides clear benefits to Partners for building these assets and explains why the APN asks for them in applications for AWS Service Delivery, AWS Competency, and AWS Managed Service Provider (MSP) Programs. The how-to guides also detail how the APN uses Partner-submitted documentation and gives a few examples approved by the APN.

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AWS IoT

Siemens Factory in Mexico Rolls Out MindSphere on AWS IoT Project in Less Than 8 Weeks

Siemens is Europe’s largest industrial manufacturing company and recently leveraged its MindSphere IoT platform to connect production machines at a factory in Monterrey, Mexico, to the AWS cloud in less than eight weeks, which will help it to double efficiency. AWS announced at Hannover Messe 2018 that Siemens PLM, a business unit of the Siemens Digital Factory Division, is a pre-qualified launch partner in the AWS Industrial Software Competency Program, which launches later in 2018.

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