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Tag: Cloud Managed Services

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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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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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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Why Use AWS Lambda in a Custom VPC?

By Akash Jain. Akash is a Partner Solutions Architect (SA) at AWS.  As a Partner Solutions Architect (SA), I work closely with APN Partners as they look to use AWS services in innovative ways to address their customers’ use cases. Recently, I came across an interesting use case with an APN Partner who configured an […]

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Announcing Three New APN Marketing Central Campaigns for AWS MSP Partners

In response to APN Partner requests, we have expanded the benefits of the AWS MSP Program to include exclusive APN Marketing Central campaigns that highlight the advantages of working with a validated AWS MSP Partner. These new marketing campaigns are available exclusively to APN Partners in the AWS MSP Program and focus on topics core […]

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CloudHealth Technologies – Enabling Next-Generation MSPs

With the evolving cloud and managed services landscape, many ISVs are also quickly adapting and advancing their capabilities to better enable service providers. These ISVs can provide robust billing & cost management, policy governance, compliance, advanced monitoring, logging & analytics, migration assessments, and more, that allow service providers to rapidly incorporate enhanced services into their […]

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