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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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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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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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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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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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Unlocking Hybrid Architecture’s Potential with DevOps

Last week in our MSP Partner Spotlight series, we heard from Jeff Aden at 2nd Watch and learned about the value that next gen MSPs can bring to their customers through well managed migrations and through 2nd Watch’s Four Key Steps of Optimizing Your IT Resources. Another area of new value that AWS MSPs can […]

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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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Coming Together for AWS Customers: Cloudnexa, AppDynamics, Sumo Logic and Trend Micro

We work with a diverse APN Partner ecosystem who often come together to enrich their own services and solutions on AWS and develop dynamic offerings for end customers. Today, we’d like to tell you about four APN Partners, Cloudnexa (a Premier APN Consulting Partner) and Trend Micro, AppDynamics, and Sumo Logic (Advanced APN Technology Partners) […]

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