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Tag: MSP Partner Spotlight

How 2nd Watch Built a Born-in-the-Cloud AWS Managed Service Provider (MSP) Practice

Making the customer’s life easier has always been 2nd Watch’s top priority. As one of the first APN Consulting Partners, they chose to focus exclusively on the cloud and have been helping enterprises across the globe take advantage of cloud computing since its founding. Today, 2nd Watch is an APN Premier Consulting Partner and member of the AWS Managed Services Provider (MSP) Partner Program. They are focused on providing value to customers throughout the full customer lifecycle on AWS.

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How Arq Group Transformed Their Business to Become a Next-Generation AWS Managed Service Provider (MSP)

After joining the AWS Partner Network (APN), Arq Group quickly grew their business on AWS and became an APN Premier Consulting Partner and member of the AWS MSP Partner Program, which recognizes leading APN Partners that are highly skilled at providing full lifecycle solutions to customers. Next-generation AWS MSP Partners like Arq Group help enterprises invent tomorrow, solve business problems, and support initiatives by driving key outcomes.

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How to Optimize Your AWS Workload Cost with Capgemini and Metricly

If your organization suddenly had a quarter-million dollars freed up in your engineering budget without having to sacrifice on performance, what would you do with it? For a vacation-experience customer at Capgemini, the decision was easy—reinvest in the roll-out of new applications. It took just 10 days for the customer to realize 30 percent savings on overlooked AWS assets, resulting in an overall 10 percent optimization in AWS cost.

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What Exactly is a Next-Generation AWS Managed Service Provider (MSP)?

The concept of a Managed Service Provider (MSP) isn’t necessarily new, but it can be difficult for organizations to grasp. What does it take to become a next-generation MSP? How does an organization begin that process on AWS? At a high level, a next-gen MSP educates customers on a proactive, ongoing basis; leads with AWS Professional Services; and advocates to customers the use of and evolution of AWS services. In this post, explore why you should care about next-gen MSPs and what’s in it for your organization.

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How AWS Well-Architected Reviews Can Drive a Customer-First Culture

APN Premier Partner nClouds helps customers build and manage modern infrastructure solutions that deliver innovation faster. They have been conducting AWS Well-Architected Reviews since getting certified as an AWS Well-Architected Partner in January 2018. In this post, we explore the basics of Well-Architected and the value of a Well-Architected Review, as well as how this framework can support your business. You will find AWS Well-Architected essential to achieving a customer-first culture.

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Automating Your AWS Landing Zone Deployment to Speed Up Large-Scale Migrations

In this post, we describe best practices and introduce the AWS Landing Zone solution that automates landing zone deployment and configuration. It all starts with a multi-account structure with security and governance controls and network settings. Based on customer business requirements, the initial AWS Landing Zone environment can be scaled up through capabilities like the Account Vending Machine functionality, Landing Zone Add-Ons, and automated resource baselining.

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How We Rebuilt a Mythical Startup at AWS GameDay

AWS GameDay is a learning exercise designed to familiarize players with an AWS environment, and challenge them to come up with ways to solve problems based on the AWS resources they have available. GameDay has been a showcase event for APN Partners and customers in the Americas, but we wanted to provide this immersive experience to folks working in India as well. At Cognizant’s event, teams used AWS services to track down the absconding CEO of a fictitious unicorn rental company.

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Using ‘athena-express’ to Simplify SQL Queries on Amazon Athena

Deloitte’s Gary Arora, an APN Ambassador, will show you how to integrate an application with Amazon Athena to execute SQL queries with ‘athena-express.’ This is a wrapper around the AWS SDK that can simplify executing SQL queries in Amazon Athena and fetch the JSON results in the same synchronous call—a capability well suited for many web applications. Developers can use ‘athena-express’ to help save time and effort in setting up the integration and focus on core application development.

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Reinventing Relational Data Management Using AWS Big Data Services

Today’s businesses deal with many different varieties of data, including structured datasets stored in various repositories like a relational databse management system (RDBMS) or enterprise resource planning (ERP); semi-structured datasets like web logs and click-stream datasets; and unstructured datasets like images and videos. AWS provides a secure, scalable, comprehensive, and cost-effective portfolio of services that enable customers to build their data lake in the cloud.

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Cognizant’s InCatalyst is an Insurance Innovation Platform Built on AWS for Rapid Prototyping

Cognizant recognized the need to give customers in the insurance industry the ability to industrialize innovation with a platform allowing them to test ideas, innovate, fail fast, and reduce time-to-market. With this vision in mind, they set out to build InCatalyst, an insurance innovation platform. This post provides a detailed overview of InCatalyst, how it’s architected and implemented on AWS, and explore the benefits realized by InCatalyst after moving the platform to the AWS Cloud.

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