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New AWS Partner Program Launches and Updates Announced at re:Invent 2021

Thank you for joining us in Las Vegas for AWS re:Invent 2021. We hope you are enjoying all of the educational content and big announcements. If you missed anything from our Global Partner Summit or just want to recap, we have rounded up the most relevant launches, program updates, and educational content available for the AWS Partner community. Reminder that virtual options for re:Invent breakout sessions will be available December 6-10.

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AWS Partner Paths: A New Way to Accelerate Engagement with AWS

AWS Partner Paths are a flexible way to engage with AWS, providing a curated journey through partner resources, benefits, and programs while simplifying the engagement model for partners, expanding access to benefits, and providing a more intuitive and streamlined experience. AWS Partner Paths replace technology and consulting partner type models—evolving to an offering type model. Partners can enroll in one or multiple Paths based on their unique customer offerings.

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New Foundational Technical Review Process for Partner Hosted Solutions

The AWS Foundational Technical Review (FTR) helps identify and mitigate technical risks in solutions built by AWS ISV Partners. The FTR focuses on a subset of AWS Well-Architected best practices and defines objective criteria for each requirement. In October 2021, we updated the FTR process for Partner Hosted solutions to make it faster, easier, and more accurate than before. In this post, learn how the updated FTR process works, benefits of the new process, and how you can get started.

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Forrester TEI: The Partner Opportunity for Building SaaS on Amazon Web Services

A new independent Forrester Total Economic Impact (TEI) study shows how SaaS companies have realized a 70% ROI within 18 months, while allowing their teams to focus on customer experience and how to differentiate their offerings. Forrester also found that SaaS providers reduce the risk of failed launches and time to launch by 69-77%. AWS invests in partner success for both business and technical transformation through programs like AWS SaaS Factory, AWS Marketplace, AWS ISV Accelerate, among others.

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Amazon RDS Ready Program Expands to Include Partner Business Application Product Category

With the new Amazon RDS Ready for Business Applications category, part of the AWS Service Ready Program, customers can now find business application products that follow AWS security, availability, reliability, performance, and other architecture best practices while integrating with Amazon RDS. Amazon RDS Ready business applications are deployed within a customer’s account or provided as SaaS deployed in AWS Partners’ accounts. Learn more about Amazon RDS Ready Ready Partners!

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AWS Startup Showcase Highlights Innovators in AI, Security, and Life Sciences

From pre-seed to IPO, the world’s most innovative startups build on AWS. This month, we’re excited to show our support through the next AWS Startup Showcase, a virtual AWS Loft-style event we’re hosting in partnership with theCUBE. The event is geared towards an audience of business decision makers, developers, and IT professionals. It features some of the most innovative companies from the APN Global Startup Program showcasing their latest offerings and innovations in AI, security, and life sciences.

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Learn How AWS ISV Partner Solutions Can Help You Level Up Your Well-Architected Reviews

For AWS Consulting Partners, join us for a 5-part weekly series of virtual sessions and learn how you can utilize ISVs to deliver Well-Architected Reviews faster through hundreds of automated best practice checks. You’ll see a demo of each solution and have an opportunity to try them yourself by requesting access for an extended free trial. The AWS Well-Architected Tool that allow Partners to extend Well-Architected functionality, best practices, measurements, and learnings into their existing architecture governance.

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Introducing the New AWS Mainframe Migration Competency Featuring Validated AWS Partners

Recognizing the complexity of a mainframe migration, AWS customers seek proven methodologies, tools, and best practices to empower successful migrations. The AWS Partner Network (APN) plays a critical role in these efforts by providing validated technology products and services for customers’ mainframe migrations. We are excited to announce the launch of the AWS Mainframe Migration category within the AWS Migration Competency.

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The Most Viewed APN Blog Posts in 2020

From SaaS to ISVs, here’s a look at the most popular APN Blog posts in 2020. Our goal with this blog is to share timely and relevant news, technical solutions, partner success stories, and more from Amazon Web Services and the AWS Partner Network (APN) specifically. The APN is the global partner program for AWS and helps tens of thousands of organizations across the world build, market, and sell their AWS-based offerings.

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Ridgeline Leverages AWS SaaS Factory to Launch Enterprise Platform for Investment Managers

The AWS SaaS Factory team had the chance to work with Ridgeline, a privately funded fintech startup determined to modernize investment management software, and help build their purpose-built enterprise platform on AWS. We speak with Chris Petrunik, Director of Engineering at Ridgeline, to learn how their platform works and what advice they have for other businesses building SaaS solutions on AWS.

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