New APN Competencies – Storage and Life Sciences
When I talk to enterprises and mid-sized companies about their plans to gain agility and cost-effectiveness by their workloads and applications to the Cloud, they are eager to move forward and often want to seek the assistance of solution providers with AWS expertise. We created the AWS Partner Network (APN) a couple of years ago to provide business, technical, marketing, GTM (go to market) support for companies that find themselves in this situation.
With the continued growth and speciation of AWS, along with the increasing diversity of AWS use cases, we have begun to recognize partners that have demonstrated their competence in specialized solution area such as Big Data, Managed Services, Microsoft, SAP, and Oracle.
New Storage and Life Sciences Competencies
We recently launched new APN Competencies for Storage and Life Sciences.
The Storage Competency Partners can help you to evaluate and use techniques and technologies that allow you to effectively store data in the AWS Cloud. You can search for APN Storage Partners based on primary use case such as Backup, Archive, Disaster Recovery, and Primary File Storage / Cloud NAS. Our initial Storage Competency Partners are Avere Systems, CommVault Systems, CTERA Networks, Druva, Panzura, Riverbed, and Zadara Storage.
The Life Sciences Competency Partners can help you conduct drug discovery, manage clinical trials, initiate manufacturing and distribution activities, and do R&D of genetic-based treatments and companion diagnostics. Our initial Life Science Competency Partners includes both Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and System Integrators (SIs). The initial ISV partners are Seven Bridges Genomics, DNAnexus, Cycle Computing, Medidata Solutions Worldwide, Core Informatics, and Syapse. The initial SI partners are BioTeam, Booz Allen Hamilton, Cognizant, G2 Technology Group, HCL Technologies, Infosys, and Wipro.
Applying for Additional Competencies
If your organization is already an ISV or SI member of the Amazon Partner Network and are interested in gaining these new competencies, log in to the APN Portal, examine your scorecard, and click on Apply for APN Competencies to get started. You will, of course, need to share some of your customer successes and demonstrate your technical readiness!