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On the Ground: Daily Updates from Global Partner Summit 2018

We are thrilled to be in Las Vegas for AWS re:Invent 2018 and our annual Global Partner Summit. This year’s event provides APN Partners with opportunities to connect, collaborate, and discover. Keep reading this blog post throughout the week as we share on-the-ground updates, details of APN program launches, and things to check out from re:Invent, including the GPS keynote, breakout sessions, program launches, and more.

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APN Program Launches and Updates Announced at AWS re:Invent 2018

The annual Global Partner Summit was held November 26-30 at AWS re:Invent 2018, and we are excited to introduce key initiatives and program launches. Announcements include APN Tier changes and updates to the overall APN benefits structure, as well as new programs like the AWS Well-Architected Partner Program, AWS IoT Service Delivery designations, the AWS Container Competency, and AWS Device Qualification Program.

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AWS Partner Network

Announcing Changes to APN Tiers, Benefits, and Requirements for 2019 and Beyond

We announced at AWS re:Invent 2018 updates to the overall APN program that will further recognize and support the growth, investment, and innovation of our evolving APN Partner community, and better align APN Partners to more structured program benefits. These changes include renaming the Standard Tier to Select Tier and updating APN requirements to measure each APN Partner’s knowledge, experience, and customer success.

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AWS MSP Program

The Business Case for Next-Generation AWS Managed Service Providers (MSPs)

Managed services have historically been tied to infrastructure, but next-generation MSPs are involved at a much deeper level on the AWS Cloud. It’s not just about managing the infrastructure anymore. It’s about managing the full lifecycle of services—from planning and designing to building and optimizing workloads for AWS Customers. The AWS MSP Partner Program recognizes leading APN Consulting Partners that are highly skilled at providing full lifecycle solutions to AWS Customers.

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How Spring Venture Group Uses AWS Service Catalog to Launch Amazon ECS Clusters

Spring Venture Group reached out to APN Premier Partner Logicworks to architect and manage their AWS deployment. Their developers were comfortable building and deploying containers in their on-premises environment, but were eager to get greater agility and flexibility on AWS. Running AWS Service Catalog and Amazon ECS has created a reliable, stable deployment pipeline, resulting in hundreds of hours saved for their engineering team each month.

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Why AWS Partner Network Badges Matter for Customers and APN Partners

We launched new APN Badges in 2017 to help APN Partners highlight their partnership with AWS. These badges, in turn, help AWS customers identify and choose APN Partners by clearly showcasing the subject matter expertise offered by individual companies. As you start to explore opportunities with our APN Partners, take special note of the APN Program designations they have listed on their APN Badge.

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Tips for Becoming Certified on Amazon Web Services

Carlos Martell is a DevOps Engineer at Cloudreach, an APN Premier Consulting Partner. Carlos got his first AWS Certification in February 2017, and over the next year challenged himself to obtain all AWS Certifications. Learn about Carlos’s journey and benefit from his tips and tricks for becoming AWS Certified. He also shares best practices for preparing and studying for the exams, as well as how to approach exam day itself.

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Why APN Partners Should Register for AWS Training and Certification Through APN Partner Central

We strongly encourage APN Partners to register for AWS Training and Certification through APN Partner Central so those achievements count towards your APN tier requirements. By registering through APN Partner Central, your organization receives credit toward APN tier eligibility and compliance requirements. Employees should make sure all registrations are made using their corporate email address. To register, log in to APN Partner Central and access the Training portal via the link at the top of the home page.

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Updated MSP Partner Program Validation Checklist – Version 3.3

We are pleased to share the latest updates to our AWS Managed Services Provider (MSP) Partner Program requirements in version 3.3 of the Validation Checklist. This version reflects our most recent program criteria, with improvements focused on raising the bar for MSP Partners and the AWS customer experience. APN Partners entering the program, or MSP Partners renewing their program status, will be required to meet Version 3.3 requirements for all audits and renewals as of October 1, 2018.

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Deploy Jupiter on AWS with New Quick Start from APN Premier Partner Cognizant

This new AWS Quick Start deploys Jupiter on AWS in about one hour. Jupiter is Cognizant’s continuous data testing accelerator and a component of Cognizant’s Adaptive Data Foundation offering. Jupiter enables data test automation and quality engineering at scale by aligning to a DevOps delivery mode. The Jupiter on AWS Quick Start automates the design, setup, and configuration of hardware and software to implement continuous data testing in less time than with traditional approaches.

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