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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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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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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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Updated AWS Service Ready Validation Checklists for AWS Technology Partners

To receive the AWS Service Ready designation, AWS Partners must undergo rigorous technical validation and are assessed on the security, performance, and reliability of their AWS solutions. To help AWS Technology Partners better understand this process, we are releasing new versions of the AWS Service Ready Validation Checklists (VCL). These Validation Checklists outline for AWS Technology Partners the customer case study and technical criteria needed to achieve an AWS Service Ready designation.

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The Journey to AWS MSP: Best Practices for Executing the AWS MSP Full Audit

An integral part of the AWS MSP journey is completing the full two-day audit with ISSI, our third-party auditing firm and an AWS Select Consulting Partner. In our first post in a two-part series, we had a Q&A with Chang Leong, Global Head of Auditing at ISSI, who shared best practices leading up to the AWS MSP audit. In this post, we continue the conversation with Chang and focus on what to expect for the two-day-long AWS MSP audit—as well as post-audit activities for AWS MSP Partners.

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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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