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Say Hello to 90 New AWS Competency, Service Delivery, Service Ready, and MSP Partners Added in April

We are excited to highlight 90 APN Partners that received new designations in April for our global AWS Competency, AWS Managed Service Provider (MSP), AWS Service Delivery, and AWS Service Ready programs. These designations span workload, solution, and industry, and help AWS customers identify top APN Partners that can deliver on core business objectives. APN Partners are focused on your success, helping customers take full advantage of the business benefits AWS has to offer.

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Integrating Third-Party Solutions to AWS Config Rule Evaluations

AWS Config continuously monitors and records your AWS resource configurations, and allows you to automate the evaluation of recorded configurations against desired configurations. This post aims to assist you on deploying a set of custom AWS Config Rules that leverages third-party REST APIs to evaluate AWS resources in an automated fashion. The AWS Config evaluations represented in this guide show the reporting status of Amazon EC2 instances against TrendMicro and Qualys.

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How Mactores Tripled Performance by Migrating from Oracle to Amazon Redshift with Zero Downtime

Mactores used a five-step approach to migrate, with zero downtime, a large manufacturing company from an Oracle on-premises data warehouse to Amazon Redshift. The result was lower total cost of ownership and triple the performance for dependent business processes and reports. The migration tripled the customer’s performance of reports, dashboards, and business processes, and lowered TCO by 30 percent. Data refresh rates dropped from 48 hours to three hours.

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How APN Partners Can Help You Build a Digital Workplace on AWS

The Digital Workplace program at AWS identifies APN Partners and AWS solutions that can help you build a digital workplace. All the partners and AWS solutions that we showcase have passed a Technical Baseline Review with AWS, and some of our APN Partners have also created AWS Quick Starts. These accelerators that reduce hundreds of manual procedures into just a few steps, so you can build your production environment quickly and start using it immediately.

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Monitoring Your Palo Alto Networks VM-Series Firewall with a Syslog Sidecar

By hosting a Palo Alto Networks VM-Series firewall in an Amazon VPC, you can use AWS native cloud services—such as Amazon CloudWatch, Amazon Kinesis Data Streams, and AWS Lambda—to monitor your firewall for changes in configuration. This post explains why that’s desirable and walks you through the steps required to do it. You now have a way to monitor your Palo Alto Networks firewall that is very similar to how you monitor your AWS environment with AWS Config.

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5 Adaptive IT Principles to Get Digital Transformation Right

Adapting to the digitally disrupted world is high on the agenda for organizations everywhere. DevOps is a response to this challenge. It lowers internal transaction costs, flattens hierarchies, and makes the IT function more responsive. DevOpsGroup, an AWS DevOps Competency Partner, is addressing this need with the Adaptive IT Framework. It draws on learnings gained helping organizations implement DevOps methodologies, as well as established best practice principles.

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Velocity Technology Solutions Helps Change Healthcare Migrate SAP and Oracle Workloads to AWS

Velocity Technology Solutions is an APN Premier Consulting Partner with AWS Competencies in SAP and Oracle. They provide enterprise application management, including cloud management for all of the Tier 1 applications, including SAP, Infor Lawson, JD Edwards, Oracle E-Business Suite, PeopleSoft, Kronos, and Hyperion. Velocity recently helped Change Healthcare with their IT needs and migrated their SAP and Oracle workloads to AWS.

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Commercial Lenders Will Emerge from COVID-19 in a New Light by Embracing Digital Transformation

Small businesses need support from bankers that understand their business. Lenders, overwhelmed with demand, need help cutting through all of the noise to focus on the most at-risk parts of their portfolio and prioritize engaging those customers. Together, banks, credit unions, and fintechs such as OakNorth can deploy capital more effectively and save the jobs and small and medium-sized businesses that power our economies. OakNorth is s a next-generation credit analysis and monitoring platform powered by AWS.

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AWS SaaS Competency Partners Assist Customers with Designing and Building SaaS Solutions on AWS

The AWS SaaS Competency helps customers find top APN Consulting Partners with deep specialization and experience in designing and building SaaS solutions on AWS. Our Competency Partners follow AWS best practices for designing and building SaaS solutions through their professional services practices. To qualify for the AWS Competency designation, organizations have undergone rigorous technical validation by AWS Partner Solutions Architects and demonstrated proven customer success.

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Accelerating Machine Learning with Qubole and Amazon SageMaker Integration

Data scientists creating enterprise machine learning models to process large volumes of data spend a significant portion of their time managing the infrastructure required to process the data, rather than exploring the data and building ML models. You can reduce this overhead by running Qubole data processing tools and Amazon SageMaker. An open data lake platform, Qubole automates the administration and management of your resources on AWS.

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