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AWS MSP Program

The Business Case for Next-Gen AWS Managed Services Providers

We are pleased to share new research conducted by Forrester Consulting that examines the APN Partner value in creating a next-generation AWS Managed Service Provider (MSP) practice. APN Partners now have access to a deep analysis of the revenues, margins, costs, and risks associated with developing this type of practice. Join us for a 1-hour webinar on Tuesday, December 12 from 10-11 a.m. PST for an overview of the study.

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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 MSP Program

Solving Next-Gen Problems for Next-Gen Cloud Adopters

The first generation of cloud adopters had a massive advantage over the mid-market and enterprise customers who came after them—their applications were born in the cloud. They did not have years, even decades, of legacy infrastructure running these new apps, so they were largely unencumbered to go “all-in” on AWS. Today, a new generation of companies is navigating a journey to AWS, and those companies have a very different set of challenges to overcome.

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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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Getting the “Ops” Half of DevOps Right: Automation and Self-Service Infrastructure

Next generation Managed Services Providers (MSPs) are able to offer customers significant value today, above and beyond the basics of retroactive notifications or outsourced helpdesk services that were common with early, traditional MSPs. Today’s cloud evolved MSPs are able to drive revolutionizing business outcomes, even including DevOps transformations. This week in the MSP Partner Spotlight […]

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Managed Security and Continuous Compliance

As we continue our MSP Partner Spotlight series, let’s dive into managed security, continuous compliance, and the convergence of what have traditionally been the separate focuses of Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs). A next-generation MSP must have a deep understanding of their customers’ security and compliance needs and possess the […]

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Automation in the Cloud

Continuing our MSP Partner Spotlight series from last week’s post, Unlocking Hybrid Architecture’s Potential with DevOps, automation is another critical area of capability for next generation Managed Service Providers (MSPs). Automation incorporating elements such as configuration templates, code deployment automation, and self-healing infrastructure reduces the need for manual interventions, the potential for errors, and the […]

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

Editor’s note: This version of the MSP Validation Checklist is out-of-date. For the latest version, visit APN Partner Central >> 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 on […]

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