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Tag: Validation Checklists

How to Ace the AWS MSP Partner Program Validation Audit with CloudHealth by VMware

In addition to delivering value-adding products and services, next-gen MSPs are increasingly expected to provide validation that they can meet all of your cloud needs. For AWS Managed Service Providers, learn how using CloudHealth by VMware can help you meet many of the requirements to become an AWS MSP Partner. CloudHealth makes it possible for enterprises to control and analyze the costs, compliance, and performance of their computing environments.

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The Journey to AWS MSP: An Auditor’s Advice for Partners

One of the top requests we hear from our AWS MSP Partners is to learn more about the audit process and how to successfully prepare for it. In the first of a two-part APN Blog series, we invited Chang Leong, Global Head of Auditing at ISSI, our third-party auditing firm, to help us understand the audit journey from preparation and execution to practice evolution. The AWS MSP audit is a high bar to meet, so successful partners start preparing well ahead of the audit.

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AWS Public Safety & Disaster Response Competency Expands to Include Technology Partners

AWS helps first responders, public safety agencies, and emergency and disaster response organizations complete their mission and mitigate impact to communities affected by emergencies and disasters. In 2019, we announced the launch of the AWS Public Safety & Disaster Response Competency for AWS Consulting Partners. Now, we are excited to launch an additional track within this AWS Competency that showcases specialized and dedicated AWS Technology Partners.

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Team Up with AWS Partners Validated by Database Engine Type Through the Amazon RDS Service Delivery Program

Amazon RDS customers are looking for AWS Partners with specific database engine expertise to set up, operate, and scale relational databases in the cloud. To meet this need, we are relaunching the Amazon RDS Service Delivery Program, which now validates AWS Partners by database engine type. This allows customers to identify an Amazon RDS Partner that best meets their database engine-specific migration and implementation needs.

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Coming Soon: The AWS Mainframe Migration Competency

Recognizing the complexity of a mainframe migration, AWS customers seek proven methodologies, tools, and best practices to empower successful migrations. The APN plays a critical role in these efforts by providing proven technology products and services for customers’ mainframe migrations. We are excited to pre-announce the launch of the AWS Mainframe Migration category within the AWS Migration Competency. This validation gives customers confidence in choosing right right AWS Partners to team up with.

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AWS Partners Are Enthusiastic About Validating Their Solutions with AWS Outposts

While AWS Outposts enables customers to easily scale their on-premises applications using AWS services and tools, integrating with customer-owned, third-party solutions for storage, security, analytics, and DevOps is important to ensuring positive customer outcomes. Earlier this year, we launched the AWS Outposts Ready Program with 35 solution offerings across 32 AWS Technology Partners. Since then, enthusiasm for the program has only grown with partners and customers alike.

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Introducing AWS Digital Workplace Competency Partners Who Enable Secure Remote Work from Anywhere, Anytime

The new AWS Digital Workplace Competency helps customers reduce security risks and meet compliance requirements, while freeing end users from the office and enabling them to work securely on any device, from anywhere, at any time. The AWS Digital Workplace Competency takes on the heavy lifting of identifying and validating industry leaders with proven customer success and technical proficiency in endpoint management, application management, and collaboration platforms.

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Simplify and Protect Your AWS Outposts Deployment and Accelerate Access to Insights with AWS Partner Solutions

As customers adopt AWS Outposts, they need the right solutions to help deploy, monitor, secure, and integrate their Outposts-based workloads. The new AWS Outposts Ready Program makes it easy for customers to find integrated storage, networking, security, and industry-specific solutions that have been validated by AWS and tested on Outposts. This enables customers to easily identify solutions that will integrate with their Outposts deployments.

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How to Leverage APN Navigate to Prepare for the AWS Machine Learning Competency

Machine learning is a core component of tomorrow’s technology solutions. That’s why we are working with customers and APN Partners to drive this transformation journey. AWS has developed several partner programs to accelerate the process and enable you to create value for customers. This post explores APN Navigate, a comprehensive enablement program for APN Partners, and the AWS Machine Learning Competency, which validates and promotes a partner’s expertise in ML.

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New-Look AWS Service Delivery Validation Checklists for APN Consulting Partners

To receive the AWS Service Delivery designation, organizations must undergo rigorous technical validation. They are also assessed on the security, performance, and reliability of their AWS solutions. To help APN Consulting Partners better understand this process and our validation requirements, we are releasing new versions of the AWS Service Delivery Validation Checklists. These outline for the customer case study and technical criteria needed to achieve the AWS Service Delivery designation.

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