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AWS MSP Partner Program Validation Checklist Update – Version 5

The goal of the AWS Managed Service Provider (MSP) Partner Program is to recognize partners that provide the best AWS Cloud managed service experience for their customers. To this effect, we periodically publish updates to the AWS MSP Partner Program Validation Checklist which defines the criteria and requirements for the AWS MSP Partner Program. We’re pleased to share the latest updates in version 5.0 of the validation checklist.

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Introducing the Amazon CloudFront Ready Program

As customers shift to building applications in the cloud, they require the right tools and software solutions to help them build and distribute scalable, highly engaging applications and online experiences for customers. Amazon CloudFront Ready Partners provide solutions-focused offerings in the end-to-end media management, security, monitoring and analytics, and transfer acceleration space. Their solutions help complement and augment existing AWS services in order to help customers optimize their use of CloudFront.

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AWS DevOps Competency Expands to Include DevSecOps Category

With proper DevSecOps implementation, security becomes an integral part of the application delivery pipeline, allowing developers to receive rapid and contextual feedback as they build new features. The new DevSecOps category for the AWS DevOps Competency makes it easy for customers to find validated AWS Partners with DevSecOps products. These partners can help customers build secure applications by integrating security controls and policies into their application delivery pipelines.

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AWS Container Competency Expands to Include Enterprise Container Management Category

The AWS Container Competency validates and promotes AWS Partners with software products that integrate with AWS services in ways that improve customers’ ability to run workloads on containers on AWS. With the Container Competency’s new Enterprise Container Management category, you can find products that will help manage container infrastructure (networks, load balancers, perimeter security) and containerized workloads (tasks, pods, services, namespaces, quotas) across different environments.

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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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Introducing AWS Migration and Modernization Competency Partners

Application modernization is an important and growing migration strategy for many businesses. To make it easier for AWS customers to find partners with validated migration and modernization software offerings, we are excited to announce the AWS Migration and Modernization Competency. This designation features AWS Partners that have validated expertise developing and implementing solutions for customers across key areas, including business case analysis and application mobility.

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Introducing the AWS Energy Competency Partners

AWS is committed to supporting the global energy industry in safely meeting the energy demands of the world today, while accelerating the industry’s transition to a more balanced and sustainable energy future. The new AWS Energy Competency Program differentiates highly specialized partners who have demonstrated technical expertise and repeat customer success. These AWS Partners enable energy producers to build and operate assets efficiently and safely, while working to transition to a lower carbon world.

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Introducing the AWS Graviton Ready Program for Graviton-Enabled Software Products

AWS Graviton processors are custom-built to enable the best price performance for workloads in Amazon EC2. As customers adopt AWS Graviton-based EC2 instances, they need the right software solutions to help integrate, deploy, monitor, and secure their Linux-based and containerized workloads. We are excited to announce the new AWS Graviton Ready Program, part of the AWS Service Ready Program which validates software products built by AWS Partners that integrate with specific services such as AWS Graviton.

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Amazon Linux Ready Program Updated to Include the Next-Generation Amazon Linux Operating System

The updated Amazon Linux Ready Program will now validate AWS Partner software products that run on Amazon Linux 2 as well as the next-generation Amazon Linux 2022. Amazon Linux 2 Partner software products have been technically validated by AWS, and with this program update AWS customers will be able find validated ISV products on Amazon Linux 2, Amazon Linux 2022, or both, with the confidence that these applications have been vetted through a robust technical review by AWS.

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AWS Managed Services Provider (MSP) Partner Program Validation Checklist Update – Version 4.2.1

As customer needs grow and new capabilities emerge over time, we’re constantly evaluating and evolving what it means to be an AWS-designated Managed Service Provider (MSP). We want to ensure we continue to raise the bar on what it takes to become and maintain the AWS MSP designation. As such, we periodically publish updates to the Validation Checklist which define the criteria and requirements for the AWS MSP Partner Program. We are pleased to share the latest updates in version 4.2.1 of the MSP checklist.

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