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Accelerate Your SaaS Journey with Help from AWS SaaS Competency Partners

While SaaS remains a huge growth driver and provides benefits to end customers and software providers, the transition to this model can be challenging as technology and operations take on new responsibilities in an “as-a-service” environment. To be successful, organizations need to rethink every dimension of how they build, sell, manage, support, and operate their solution. Learn how to accelerate your SaaS journey with help from AWS SaaS Competency Partners.

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Exasol Accelerates Customers’ Migration to Cloud with Support of AWS SaaS Factory

Exasol provides a high performance in-memory analytics database to give organizations the power to transform how they work with data. Working with AWS SaaS Factory, Exasol launched their analytics database through a SaaS model and navigated technical and business decisions for launch and beyond. In this Q&A, Peter Jackson, Chief Data and Analytics Officer at Exasol, shares insights on their journey and advice for organizations who are in the process of building SaaS on AWS.

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Getting Out of Your Own Way: How to Avoid Common SaaS Pitfalls

SaaS transformations are full of unknowns for those who navigate these issues for the first time. The AWS SaaS Factory team has observed many organizations transforming to a SaaS delivery model, and we have witnessed many that succeeded and some who haven’t. Explore five common challenges faced in the Business Planning phase of the SaaS Journey Framework, and dive deep on SaaS transformation pitfalls that are hindering companies’ success.

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Optimizing the Cost of Your SaaS Environment with the AWS Well-Architected SaaS Lens

Capturing, managing, and analyzing costs is an essential part of any SaaS business. Without a firm grasp on the cost profile of your SaaS environment, it will be difficult to assess the tiering and pricing models of your solution. Learn how the Cost Optimization pillar of the AWS Well-Architected SaaS Lens identifies specific best practices that can help you improve the cost profile of a SaaS application. These play a key role in shaping the operational and scaling experience of your SaaS environment.

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New AWS Partner Program Launches and Updates Announced at re:Invent 2020

We hope you enjoyed all of the educational content and big announcements at AWS re:Invent 2020! If you missed anything or just want to recap, we have rounded up the most relevant launches, program updates, and educational content available for AWS Partners. This post showcases the new programs that AWS Partners can take advantage of today, including AWS ISV Accelerate, SaaS Boost, and several new AWS Competency designations.

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Cohesity Pioneers Data Management as a Service in Collaboration with AWS

Managing backups, archiving, and disaster recovery traditionally required piecing together multiple software solutions across physical locations and network topologies. Trying to balance these disparate systems can result in expensive solutions, operational inefficiencies, and fragmented data. Learn how Cohesity worked with the AWS SaaS Factory team to released Data Management as a Service (DMaaS) as a solution on AWS that will radically simplify data management.

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Watch Interviews from theCUBE Detailing re:Invent Announcements for AWS Partners

Throughout AWS re:Invent 2020, theCUBE delivered news desk style coverage in a unique conversational video interview format. They captured impactful and engaging discussions with AWS executives, customers, partners, and subject matter experts. Following the AWS Partner Keynote on Dec. 3, AWS Partner leaders joined theCUBE to discuss some of the new programs announced at re:Invent, as well as the global partner strategy for VMware Cloud on AWS and SAP on AWS.

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BMC Launches BMC Helix Control-M on AWS with Support from AWS SaaS Factory

The AWS SaaS Factory team worked with BMC Software to support the launch of their new “application workflow orchestration as a service” platform: BMC Helix Control-M. This solution allows customers to simplify application and data workflow complexity in production through a single end-to-end view with interfaces for developers, IT operations, and business users. Hear from BMC’s Tim Eusterman about the recent launch.

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AWS Well-Architected SaaS Lens Helps Customers Transform to a Software-as-a-Service Model

To help accelerate firms building SaaS solutions on AWS, the SaaS Factory team led an effort to build a new AWS Well-Architected SaaS Lens. With this release, AWS Partners have another tool to help customers with SaaS workloads on AWS. The SaaS Lens can be applied to existing workloads, or used for new workloads you define in the tool. There are no costs in using the Well-Architected Tool. Developers and architects can use it to improve their applications or get visibility into multiple workloads.

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AWS SaaS Factory Insights Hub Provides SaaS Thought Leadership and Guidance 

Since the AWS SaaS Factory started in 2017, we have provided organizations building software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions with guidance through direct engagements, webinars, bootcamps, conferences, and events. Based on what we’ve learned from AWS Partners throughout these engagements, we are excited to announce the launch of AWS SaaS Factory Insights Hub, a central directory that makes resources and best practices available to organizations seeking extensive SaaS knowledge.