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Say Hello to 41 New AWS Competency Partners Added in May

The AWS Competency Program admitted 41 new APN Partners in May—spanning workload, solution, and industry designations. The AWS Competency Program helps customers identify and choose top APN Partners that have demonstrated technical proficiency and proven customer success in specialized solution areas. This validation gives customers complete confidence in choosing APN Partner solutions from the tens of thousands in the AWS Partner Network.

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The Value of Customer References for Maintaining APN Tier Compliance

Public references are commonly noted as one of the top APN elements that AWS customers look to when selecting an APN Partner. Customers can view validated public references within your AWS Partner Solutions Finder listing under the “Case Studies” tab, and they use these public references to review an organization’s previous success delivering AWS workloads. References not only enhance your visibility with customers, they can prepare your organization to apply for APN Programs such as the AWS Competency Program.

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Using the Partner Scorecard to Stay Compliant with APN Tier Requirements

Throughout the month of June, we are highlighting best practices designed to help APN Partners maintain tier compliance. We’re calling this series “Achieve the Green” because our goal is to help you get green check marks throughout your Partner Scorecard Review. To kick off our series, we focus here on the Partner Scorecard view that is accessible in APN Partner Central. This is an integral tool for tracking and managing your APN tier status and to view eligibility requirements for upgrading to the next level.

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Data-Driven DevOps Powered by Real-Time Streaming and Operational Intelligence with SignalFx

SignalFx is an APN Advanced Technology Partner with the AWS DevOps Competency that provides AWS customers with a real-time monitoring solution supporting every stage of the cloud journey. SignalFx offers a consistent, comprehensive view of your elastic, distributed environment; noise-free, actionable alerts on all classes of metrics powered by real-time analytics; and the operational intelligence—including workload and usage patterns—to run your digital applications as a business.

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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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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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AWS Pre-Announces the Industrial Software Competency Program

At Hannover Messe 2018, the world’s largest trade show for industrial technology, we announced the AWS Industrial Software Competency Program will launch later in 2018 and help customers find highly qualified APN Partners to effectively solve their business challenges. Hannover Messe features insights from industrial thought leaders, as well as AWS product announcements in the Industrial IoT and Machine Learning spaces.

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Securing and Managing Secrets with HashiCorp Vault Enterprise

Data security is a concern for all enterprises and HashiCorp’s Vault Enterprise helps you achieve strong data security and scalability. Vault is a trusted secrets management tool designed to enable collaboration and governance across organizations. It enables developers, operators, and security professionals to deploy applications in zero-trust environments across public and private datacenters. Through a unified API and AWS integration, Vault can be integrated into your development at any stage.

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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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Transforming SAP-Centric Organizations with MiCloud from APN Partner Lemongrass

SAP is known for having mission-critical software at the heart of large enterprises worldwide. Many of our customers have been running their key SAP productive systems on AWS for years. Lemongrass, an APN Advanced Consulting Partner with the AWS SAP Competency, has focused exclusively on SAP on AWS since 2010. They consistently produce great outcomes by taking customers through migration and deployment, and then providing a managed service offering using their suite of MiCloud applications.

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