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Say Hello to 48 New AWS Competency Partners Added in July

The AWS Competency Program welcomed 48 new APN Partners in July—spanning workload, solution, and industry designations. The AWS Competency Program helps customers identify and choose the world’s top APN Partners that have demonstrated technical proficiency and proven customer success in specialized solution areas. Please join us in welcoming our newest AWS Competency Partners!

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Why AWS Partner Network Badges Matter for Customers and APN Partners

We launched new APN Badges in 2017 to help APN Partners highlight their partnership with AWS. These badges, in turn, help AWS customers identify and choose APN Partners by clearly showcasing the subject matter expertise offered by individual companies. As you start to explore opportunities with our APN Partners, take special note of the APN Program designations they have listed on their APN Badge.

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Tips for Becoming Certified on Amazon Web Services

Carlos Martell is a DevOps Engineer at Cloudreach, an APN Premier Consulting Partner. Carlos got his first AWS Certification in February 2017, and over the next year challenged himself to obtain all AWS Certifications. Learn about Carlos’s journey and benefit from his tips and tricks for becoming AWS Certified. He also shares best practices for preparing and studying for the exams, as well as how to approach exam day itself.

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Introducing the AWS Nonprofit Competency Program

Now more than ever, nonprofits are using IT to reduce costs and maximize operational efficiency. We are excited to announce the new AWS Nonprofit Competency Program, highlighting our top APN Partners that have built solutions on AWS that support the unique missions of the nonprofits they serve. With the help of AWS Nonprofit Competency Partners, AWS customers can quickly, cost-effiectively, and securely leverage technology to scale mission impact and drive social change.

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How AWS Nonprofit Competency Partners Help Customers Drive Social Change

To give you an idea how AWS Nonprofit Competency Partners are driving social change, learn about the work of APN Partners ClearScale, Civis Analytics, and Megazone. APN Premier Partner ClearScale helped SF Match eliminate single points of failure and provide quality, high availability service to their users. Civis partnered with Robin Hood Foundation to model SNAP and EITC participation rates in New York City. Megazone helped GCCEI overcome a lack of IT management staff to implement and service a new website with global reach.

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How to Build a Secure-by-Default Kubernetes Cluster with Basic CI/CD Pipeline on AWS

Kubernetes is an open-source platform to automate deploying, scaling, and operating application containers. But in itself, Kubernetes is not enough to achieve this goal. To fully empower our engineers, we need to build a CI/CD pipeline around Kubernetes. Using this tutorial from APN Partner Slalom Consulting, we have built a Kubernetes cluster with a good set of security defaults and then wrapped a simple CI/CD pipeline around it.

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AWS Blockchain Partner Program

A Modern Approach to Seafood Traceability with Blockchain Technology from Sawtooth

Hyperledger Sawtooth is an enterprise blockchain platform for building distributed ledger applications and networks. Built by Intel, Sawtooth simplifies blockchain application development by separating the core system from the application domain. Application developers can specify the business rules appropriate for their application, using the language of their choice, without needing to know the underlying design of the core system. Sawtooth validators can be run from pre-built Docker containers and launched on AWS.

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Hosting SAP Hybris Commerce on AWS with Piksel Retail

In many retail environments, SAP Hybris Commerce is deployed into production in what could best be described as a traditional way. Some organizations have opted to migrate SAP Hybris Commerce to the cloud, but have done so through “lift and shift” methods. Piksel Retail, a Piksel Group company, created the Digital Commerce Channel (DC2) to address these challenges. DC2 is their SAP Hybris-based e-commerce solution, deployed on AWS. Piksel Group is an APN Advanced Consulting Partner.

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How Musicians Use AWS to Go from Big Data to Their Big Break

Despite advances in music-sharing technology, touring and live shows remain staples for emerging artists. How do artists and promoters align the reach of streaming services with fans’ physical locations to better plan, promote, and manage live shows? To answer this question, Vertical Trail partnered with Gigable to create a music platform and app that uses curated playlists, geo-based concert discovery, and online ticketing to close the gap between artists and their fans—all while building a formidable big data asset.

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4 Steps to Train and Deploy Machine Learning Models on AWS Using H2O

H2O is an open source data machine learning platform that provides a flexible, user-friendly tool to help data scientists and machine learning practitioners. It was created by H2O.ai, an APN Advanced Partner with the AWS Machine Learning Competency. In this post, we look at setting up an H2O cluster, import data from Amazon S3, create an AWS Lambda deployment package from the model, and finally deploy a RESTful endpoint. Following these steps, you can migrate your H2O Flows to AWS in about 10 minutes.

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