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Tag: AWS Service Delivery Program

AWS Partner Network

Using the Partner Scorecard to Stay Compliant with APN Tier Requirements

In this new series, we are highlighting best practices designed to help APN Partners maintain tier compliance. We’re calling this series “Achieve the Green” because our goal is to help you get green check marks throughout your Partner Scorecard Review. To kick off our series, we focus here on the Partner Scorecard view that is accessible in APN Partner Central. This is an integral tool for tracking and managing your APN tier status and to view eligibility requirements for upgrading to the next level.

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Validation Checklists Clarify Requirements for the AWS Service Delivery Program

As part of the onboarding process when joining the AWS Service Delivery Program, APN Partners must go through a technical audit of their experience delivering AWS services to end customers. This audit is conducted by internal technical experts who validate the APN Partner’s knowledge and capabilities for a specific AWS service. To help APN Partners better understand this process, we are introducing Validation Checklists that provide visibility into the criteria we use during an organization’s technical validation.

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Navigate is an APN Partner’s Path to Specialization on AWS

The APN Navigate Program provides a prescriptive path for APN Partners to build a specialized practice on AWS and deploy innovative solutions on behalf of customers. We have Navigate tracks for Blockchain, Contact Center, Database Services, DevOps, End User Computing, Financial Services, High-Performance Computing, IoT, Machine Learning, Microsoft Workloads, Migration, Serverless, SAP on AWS, VMware Cloud on AWS, and the AWS Managed Service Provider (MSP) Partner Program.

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New APN How-To Guides for Architecture Diagrams, Case Studies, Building Microsites

We are excited to share three new how-to guides featuring best practices for creating and uploading architecture diagrams, case studies and customer references, and microsites. Each guide provides clear benefits to Partners for building these assets and explains why the APN asks for them in applications for AWS Service Delivery, AWS Competency, and AWS Managed Service Provider (MSP) Programs. The how-to guides also detail how the APN uses Partner-submitted documentation and gives a few examples approved by the APN.

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Complete Mainframe to AWS Migration with Candid Partners

Migrating a mainframe is a complex project, and Candid Partners is focused on solving the toughest business problems using AWS. They have successfully completed a legacy mainframe to AWS migration for a global enterprise client and are actively working on similar initiatives. In this post, Candid shares their experience and describes the approach, architecture, and lessons learned from this real-life mainframe migration. Candid Partners is an APN Advanced Consulting Partner with the AWS Migration Competency.

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New APN Programs Available for AWS for Windows Partners

For APN Partners helping customers migrate, manage, or deploy Microsoft Workloads to AWS, we are introducing an Application Modernization category within the AWS Microsoft Workloads Competency, as well as the Amazon EC2 for Windows Service Delivery designation. Through our Microsoft Workloads Partners’ investment in developing a Windows on AWS practice, we know customers will have an exceptional experience and the most efficient deployment running Windows applications on AWS.

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Deploying a Data Lake in Minutes with Cloudwick’s Data Lake Foundation on AWS

To gain the insights needed to fuel business growth, organizations need to collect more data and do more with it. That’s where a data lake can help—it’s a repository that holds a large amount of raw data in its native (structured or unstructured) format until that data is needed, enabling you to accommodate virtually any use case. Check out Cloudwick’s Data Lake Foundation on AWS Quick Start, and then drill down a bit deeper into the workings and value of the data catalog.

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Innovations in Backup and Restore, AWS Lambda Monitoring, and Natural Language Generation

We see many AWS Partners doing great things and innovating on the AWS Cloud. Veeam is bringing backup technology to the cloud; IOpipe helps you get better insight into your AWS Lambda functions; and Narrative Science uses machine learning to generate auto reports from your big data. These are just a few of the innovations being driven by members of the AWS Partner Network (APN), the global partner program for AWS that is focused on helping you build a successful AWS-based business.

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ClearScale Implements Large AWS Data Lake to Help C4ADS with Data Analysis

The Center for Advanced Defense Studies (C4ADS) is a nonprofit organization based in Washington D.C. that provides data-driven analysis and evidence-based reporting on global conflict and transnational security issues. Because their analysts must comb through extensive records from different sources, it became increasingly difficult to make use of all the data. ClearScale, an AWS Premier Consulting Partner, implemented a large data lake on AWS to make the data more user-friendly for C4ADS analysts.

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How to Use APN Badge Manager to Showcase Your APN Program Designations

The APN Badge Manager is a tool that allows Select tier and above APN Partners to access, manage, and create custom badges to showcase the APN Program designations and AWS Competencies that your company holds. With APN Badge Manager, APN Partners can build customized badges to suit different communications goals. The tool will dynamically create an APN Badge with up to five program components. To get started, login to APN Partner Central and select the Badge Manager link on the left menu.

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