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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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Updated Validation Checklists for AWS Competency, AWS Service Delivery, and AWS Service Ready Partners

To receive program validations in the AWS Partner Network (APN), organizations must undergo rigorous technical validation and are assessed on the security, performance, and reliability of their AWS solutions. To help AWS Partners better understand this process and our validation requirements, we are releasing new versions of validation checklists for the AWS Competency, AWS Service Delivery, and AWS Service Ready programs.

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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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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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AWS Machine Learning Competency Expands to Include Applied AI and MLOps Partners

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are maturing rapidly. According to Gartner, 75% of enterprises will shift from piloting to operationalizing AI by 2024. That’s why we are expanding the AWS Machine Learning Competency to help customers identify and engage qualified AWS Partners that have deep technical expertise and proven customer success in the areas of Applied AI and Machine Learning Operations (MLOps).

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AWS High Performance Computing (HPC) Competency Partners Are Fueling Fast, Secure, and Cost-Effective Innovation

To help customers run the most compute-intensive workloads across industry verticals, we are excited to introduce the new AWS High Performance Computing (HPC) Competency featuring AWS Partners who are focused on the important aspects of HPC in the cloud, including security, cost management, and performance. These trusted AWS Partners are uniquely positioned to help customers innovate faster and become more agile and flexible while controlling costs.

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