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AWS Honored with 5-Star Rating in the 2021 CRN Partner Program Guide

AWS earned a 5-Star rating by CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, in its 2021 Partner Program Guide. This annual guide provides a conclusive list of the most distinguished partner programs from leading technology companies. The 5-Star rating is awarded to an exclusive group of companies that go above and beyond with their partner programs. AWS was honored based on a range of investments made by the AWS Partner Network (APN) to help businesses build, market, and sell their products, services, and solutions.

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Using AWS CloudFormation Modules to Improve Enterprise Security

Dive deep on AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) permissions and how the principle of least privilege can be best achieved when using AWS CloudFormation, and more specifically CloudFormation Modules, to provision resources on AWS. CloudFormation Modules are a way to package resource configurations for inclusion across stack templates, in a transparent, manageable, and repeatable way.

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Top Recommendations for IAM from Our AWS Heroes – Part 2: The Visual Editor and Federation

AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)‘s 10th anniversary continues with Part 2 of our blog series. Writing an IAM policy can be tricky, but don’t feel overwhelmed. Learn how the IAM visual editor helps you create policies by providing helpful documentation and the correct syntax. You’ll also learn why you should use federation due to the short-term credentials made possible by IAM roles. More tips like these can be found throughout our 4-part blog series.

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Leveraging Amazon EC2 F1 Instances for Development and Red Teaming in DARPA’s First-Ever Bug Bounty Program

Learn how DARPA engaged AWS Premier Consulting Partner Effectual to ensure a secure and reliable AWS environment, as well as to develop a serverless web application that allowed click-button FPGA SoC provisioning to red team researchers for the different processor variants. The result was DARPA’s first public bug bounty program, which enabled research teams to improve their hardware defenses by addressing any discovered weaknesses or bugs.

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Automate Your AWS DevOps Validation Pipeline with the Infosys Cloud Infrastructure Validation Solution

An often-overlooked aspect of migration is the configuration checks on the underlying cloud infrastructure. In order to make sure the foundational infrastructure is safe, secure and compliant, there’s a need to validate the cloud configuration early in the migration cycle. Infosys has developed an innovative automation solution that addresses the need for secure configuration reviews, while ensuring agility and reliability through the migration journey.

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7 Tips for AWS Consulting Partners Conducting Well-Architected Reviews for Customers

For AWS Consulting Partners, running highly impactful Well-Architected Reviews can be key to building long-term relationships with customers. Effective use of the AWS Well-Architected Framework educates customers on best practices and how to measure and improve their workloads. Based on feedback we have received over the past 2+ years, here are some tips which consultants can include in their reviews to ensure customer success.

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Early Engagement with an AWS Well-Architected Review Accelerates SaaS Time to Market

Fintech startup Personetics offers data-driven personalization for financial services. By using artificial intelligence-powered technology to analyze financial data, Personetics examines individuals’ financial behaviors in real-time, anticipating their needs and acting on their behalf. The company recently conducted an AWS Well-Architected Review as it extended their product offering from an on-premises model to include a SaaS delivery model as well.

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Managing SAP HANA Database Backups on AWS with Linke’s Emory Cloud Backup

A top priority for customers running SAP workloads on AWS is to regularly back up their databases to recover them in case of failure. Regarding where to ship the backups, Amazon S3 is a cost-effective, highly durable, and reliable storage service. Dive deep on one of the SAP-certified third-party backup solutions: Emory Cloud Backup, developed by Linke. Emory Cloud Backup allows you to manage and store SAP databases backups—like SAP HANA, Oracle, and SAP ASE (Sybase)—directly on Amazon S3.

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AWS Cloud Economics: Where Every Dollar Counts

Organizations hosting workloads on the cloud are more flexible and scalable, but this also comes with varying costs and the onus is on the organization to choose the appropriate service and cost. Cloud cost optimization should be an integral part of the transformation process and not just an operations task. Learn about Cognizant’s AWS economics service offering and how cost optimization techniques can be incorporated into AWS across the different stages of cloud transformation.

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How Onica’s Elastic Engineering Team Automated Disaster Recovery for Amazon RDS Instances

As organizations move to AWS, ensuring you have an effective disaster recovery (DR) strategy in place to manage outages is paramount. Through defining a common understanding of RTO and RPO requirements, organizations can adequately design for DR solutions. Learn how Onica’s Elastic Engineering team co-created a solution with a client that leverages serverless architecture and enables an automated backup and restore for Amazon RDS instances.

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