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KQED Reduces Atlassian Run Cost by 65% After Migrating to AWS

To reduce expenses and accelerate time to market, KQED looked to APN Partners Atlassian and iTMethods to migrate its services to the AWS Cloud. KQED’s television, radio, digital media, and educational services serve the people of Northern California with a community-supported alternative to commercial media. It enabled software development though the use of Atlassian Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket, and Bamboo on-premises, but KQED lacked in-house expertise to manage Atlassian solutions in the cloud.

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VMware Cloud on AWS

Securing Workloads on VMware Cloud on AWS Using Native AWS Services

With the recent launch of VMware Cloud on AWS, you can now run workloads on VMware-managed SDDC clusters installed on special bare metal hardware provided by Amazon Amazon EC2 services. This post describes a solution for securing workloads on VMware Cloud on AWS that we demonstrated at VMworld 2017. VMware workloads that run in the SDDC cluster can leverage different levels of AWS network and application protection capabilities with minimum to no changes to their application settings.

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Say Hello to 57 New AWS Competency Partners Added in November

The AWS Competency Program admitted 57 new APN Partners in November—spanning workload, solution, and industry designations. Included in this list are the APN Launch Partners for our new AWS Networking Competency and AWS Machine Learning Competency. Both were announced at AWS re:Invent 2017 during the Global Partner Summit. Please join us in welcoming our newest AWS Competency Partners.

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VMware Cloud on AWS

Best Practices for Virtualizing Oracle RAC with VMware Cloud on AWS

VMware Cloud on AWS brings VMware’s Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) to the AWS Cloud, and now many Business Critical Application workloads that were previously difficult to deploy in the cloud no longer require significant platform modifications. A Better Together demonstration that AWS and VMware co-presented at VMworld 2017 using an Oracle RAC database. Enterprises using Oracle RAC now have a seamless transition path to cloud with VMware Cloud on AWS.

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AWS Government Competency

Why Become an AWS Competency Partner for Government and Education?

We understand that our government and education customers have unique challenges they must overcome to improve the lives of citizens and students around the world. The AWS Competency Program spotlights APN Partners that have demonstrated technical proficiency and proven customer success in specialized solution areas. We launched the AWS Government Competency in 2016, and in 2017 announced the AWS Education Competency. Learn how these programs help you reach AWS customers and prospects.

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Global Partner Summit

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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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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AWS Migration

Blu Genius for Mainframe to AWS Cloud-Native Transformation

Many organizations face mainframe challenges—decades-old mainframe-centric application portfolio is expensive, monolithic, rigid, and slow to evolve. Blu Genius is a legacy-COBOL-to-Cloud portal powered by Blu Age Velocity. It automates the transformation from mainframe legacy languages, databases, and file-systems to agile service-oriented applications on AWS. You can try Blu Genius live and for free with preloaded code and data samples by registering at blugenius.com.

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AWS Quick Starts

New Auto Scaling Support for NGINX Plus on AWS

The updated NGINX Plus on AWS Quick Start uses customizable AWS CloudFormation templates to automate design, configuration, and setup tasks, and deploys NGINX Plus on AWS in less than 30 minutes. It’s designed to kick-start application migrations by deploying a turn-key NGINX Plus application delivery infrastructure. The AWS Quick Start enables you to spin up an entire NGINX Plus load-balancing and application delivery infrastructure with minimal effort.

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