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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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AWS Thank You

Thank You to All of Our AWS Partner Network (APN) Partners!

As we close out the year, our staff at AWS and in particular the AWS Partner Network (APN) want to say thank you to all of our APN Consulting and Technology Partners. Your support and dedication continue to strengthen our community, and together we are helping customers across the world by providing professional services and software solutions that build on the AWS Cloud. We look forward to more success and innovation in 2018. Happy New Year!

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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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AWS and Forrester Study on Building a Next-Gen MSP

New research conducted by Forrester Consulting examines the value to our APN Partners in creating a next-generation AWS Managed Service Provider (MSP) practice. APN Partners can access the full study for 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. We’ll share an overview of the study and hold Q&A with APN staff and Forrester Consulting.

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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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