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AWS MSP Program

Updated MSP Partner Program Validation Checklist – Version 3.2

We are excited to share the latest updates to our AWS Managed Services Provider (MSP) Partner Program requirements in version 3.2 of the Validation Checklist. This version reflects our most recent program criteria, with improvements focused on raising the bar for both our MSP Partner and AWS customer experiences. It also reflects feedback from the MSP Partner community and our audit team. Download the updated Validation Checklist today!

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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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APN Premier Partner Onica to Focus Exclusively on AWS Services

CorpInfo, an APN Premier Consulting Partner and Managed Service Provider, has changed its name to Onica and announced a strategic shift to focus exclusively on AWS services and solutions. Onica joined the APN in 2013 and quickly became a Premier Consulting Partner. The company has since completed more than 400 AWS engagements and now boasts over 150 AWS certifications with customers spending more than $100 million a year on the cloud.

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AWS Security

Next-Gen Managed Services Security: Social Engineering

APN Partners new to managed services often have questions about how to protect their customers from social engineering attacks and how to best test themselves to meet APN Program requirements. In the same way a traditional MSP is responsible for the physical security of your datacenter, a next-gen MSP is a customer’s trusted resource for helping maintain their portion of the Shared Responsibility Model. Instead of physical keys, the MSP is their customer’s gatekeepers into the cloud.

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Why Next-Generation MSPs Need Next-Generation Monitoring

We wrote a couple of months ago about how ISVs are rapidly evolving their capabilities and products to meet the growing needs of next generation Managed Service Providers (MSPs), and we heard from Cloud Health Technologies about how they are Enabling Next-Generation MSPs with cloud management tools that span the breadth of customer engagements from […]

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Four Key Steps of Optimizing Your IT Resources

In past posts, we have written about The Evolution of Managed Services in Hyperscale Cloud Environments and discussed how AWS and our APN Partners are Raising the Bar in light of this progression. Let’s now hear directly from a few of our MSP Partners who have embraced this new ideology in managed services and who […]

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Why Use AWS Lambda in a Custom VPC?

By Akash Jain. Akash is a Partner Solutions Architect (SA) at AWS.  As a Partner Solutions Architect (SA), I work closely with APN Partners as they look to use AWS services in innovative ways to address their customers’ use cases. Recently, I came across an interesting use case with an APN Partner who configured an […]

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CloudHealth Technologies – Enabling Next-Generation MSPs

With the evolving cloud and managed services landscape, many ISVs are also quickly adapting and advancing their capabilities to better enable service providers. These ISVs can provide robust billing & cost management, policy governance, compliance, advanced monitoring, logging & analytics, migration assessments, and more, that allow service providers to rapidly incorporate enhanced services into their […]

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Updated AWS Managed Service Provider (MSP) Partner Program Validation Checklist – Version 3.1

Editor’s note: Version 3.2 of the MSP Validation Checklist was released on January 19, 2018. Click here to view >> We have exciting news to share with our existing and aspiring Managed Services Provider (MSP) Partners. We are launching the updated AWS MSP Partner Program Validation Checklist – Version 3.1. The checklist has been updated based […]

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