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How AWS Well-Architected Reviews Can Drive a Customer-First Culture

APN Premier Partner nClouds helps customers build and manage modern infrastructure solutions that deliver innovation faster. They have been conducting AWS Well-Architected Reviews since getting certified as an AWS Well-Architected Partner in January 2018. In this post, we explore the basics of Well-Architected and the value of a Well-Architected Review, as well as how this framework can support your business. You will find AWS Well-Architected essential to achieving a customer-first culture.

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AWS Migration

Automating Your AWS Landing Zone Deployment to Speed Up Large-Scale Migrations

In this post, we describe best practices and introduce the AWS Landing Zone solution that automates landing zone deployment and configuration. It all starts with a multi-account structure with security and governance controls and network settings. Based on customer business requirements, the initial AWS Landing Zone environment can be scaled up through capabilities like the Account Vending Machine functionality, Landing Zone Add-Ons, and automated resource baselining.

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Say Hello to 23 New AWS Competency, MSP, and Service Delivery Partners Added in December

We are excited to highlight 23 APN Partners that received new designations in December for our global AWS Competency, AWS Managed Service Provider (MSP), and AWS Service Delivery programs. These designations span workload, solution, and industry, and help customers identify specialized APN Partners that can deliver on core business objectives. Please join us in welcoming our newest APN Partner designees!

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How Banks Can Harness Data to Reinvent the Customer Experience

Digital banking has evolved significantly over the past decade, completely transforming the financial marketplace. It has become commonplace for banking customers to use mobile apps and online portals for many banking needs. Because of this digital transformation, banks have more data than ever. Vertical Trail’s Financial Data Hub gives banks the ability to obtain reliable insights from their data and convert them into transformative action.

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Gain Quick Insights to Data with Alteryx, a Highly Scalable Data Analytics Platform

Data is at the nucleus of informed decision-making. For many organizations, however, there are complicated processes that come into play before data can serve its true purpose. The Alteryx Platform is a self-service data science and analytics platform that enables organizations to take full advantage of their data and analytics assets through a drag-and-drop interface that is both code-free and code-friendly. The end-to-end platform empowers users to break data barriers and deliver business-critical insights faster.

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GameDay

How We Rebuilt a Mythical Startup at AWS GameDay

AWS GameDay is a learning exercise designed to familiarize players with an AWS environment, and challenge them to come up with ways to solve problems based on the AWS resources they have available. GameDay has been a showcase event for APN Partners and customers in the Americas, but we wanted to provide this immersive experience to folks working in India as well. At Cognizant’s event, teams used AWS services to track down the absconding CEO of a fictitious unicorn rental company.

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How to Securely Access Amazon Virtual Private Clouds Using Zscaler Private Access

When you’re enabling external access to an Amazon EC2 instance or Amazon VPC, there’s a need to expose some sort of inbound path from the users to the application, usually over the internet. Zscaler has been working with customers to redefine secure access to applications either on-premises or as they move to AWS. In this post, we discuss how you can implement a Zero Trust approach for access to workloads and services hosted on AWS with the aid of Zscaler Private Access.

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Using ‘athena-express’ to Simplify SQL Queries on Amazon Athena

Deloitte’s Gary Arora, an APN Ambassador, will show you how to integrate an application with Amazon Athena to execute SQL queries with ‘athena-express.’ This is a wrapper around the AWS SDK that can simplify executing SQL queries in Amazon Athena and fetch the JSON results in the same synchronous call—a capability well suited for many web applications. Developers can use ‘athena-express’ to help save time and effort in setting up the integration and focus on core application development.

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Building Foundational Security and Compliance Capabilities in 10 Minutes with the CIS AWS Quick Start

The Center for Internet Security (CIS) Benchmark on AWS Quick Start helps you to make securing and monitoring resources easier to implement and understand. The Quick Start was developed by Accenture, an APN Premier Partner and Managed Service Provider (MSP) with the AWS Security Competency. We also created a new video offering step-by-step best practice guidance on how to deploy the CIS Benchmark Quick Start and build foundational security capabilities into your account, in just 10 minutes.

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How to Monitor and Analyze AWS Managed Microsoft AD Security Logs Using Amazon CloudWatch and Splunk

AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory (AWS Managed Microsoft AD) makes it possible for you to monitor and analyze security events of your directory in near real-time. In this post, we show you an example of how to detect and respond to unauthorized or unusual activity. We’ll also explore how to monitor and create near-real-time alerts for account lockouts in your AWS Managed Microsoft AD using Amazon CloudWatch Logs and Splunk.

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