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Identify APN Partners to Help You Build Innovative IoT Solutions on AWS

AWS provides essential building blocks to help virtually any company build and deploy an Internet of Things (IoT) solution.  Building on AWS, you have access to a broad array of services including AWS IoT, a managed cloud platform that lets connected devices easily and securely interact with cloud applications and other devices, and low-cost data storage with high durability and availability for backup, archiving, and disaster recovery options to meet virtually an infinite number of scenarios and use cases. For example, Amazon S3 provides scalable storage in the cloud, Amazon Glacier provides low cost archive storage, and AWS Snowball enables large volume data transfers.  No solution is complete without information being generated from the system data collected. Here, you can utilize Amazon Machine Learning for predictive capabilities which can enable you to gain business insights from the data you’ve collected. We strive to offer services commonly used to build solutions today, and regularly release new services purposely built to help you meet your IoT business needs today and in the future.

We are currently witnessing a major shift in how customers view their business. Customers across industries, including Financial Services, Manufacturing, Energy, Transportation, Industrial and Banking, are on a business transformation journey and are seeking guidance to help transform from product-centric to service-orientated companies, taking advantage of actionable insights they can drive through IoT.  Early adopters have already deployed a wide range of cloud-based IoT solutions, and many are seeking to optimize existing solutions. Some companies are just getting started.  Regardless of where your company is in your IoT journey, working with industry-leading AWS Partner Network (APN) Partners who offer value-added services and solutions on AWS can help you accelerate your success.

Today, we launched the AWS IoT Competency to help you easily connect to APN Partners with proven expertise and customer success to help meet your specific business needs.

What’s the value of the AWS IoT Competency for your firm?

The IoT value chain is complex, and has many “actors.” Successful IoT implementations require services and technologies not traditionally part of the Enterprise DNA. As you seek to find best-in-breed partners for your specific needs, whether they be identifying edge or gateway devices or software, a platform to acquire, analyze, and act on IoT data, connectivity for edge and gateway devices, or consulting services to help you architect and deploy your solution, we want to make sure we help you easily connect with Consulting and Technology Partners who can help.

APN Partners who have achieved the AWS IoT Competency have been vetted by AWS solutions architects, and have passed a high bar of requirements such as providing evidence of deep technical and consulting expertise helping enterprises adopt, develop, and deploy complex IoT projects and solutions. IoT Competency Partners provide proven technology and/or implementation capabilities for a variety of use cases including (though not limited to) intelligent factories, smart cities, energy, automotive, transportation, and healthcare.  Lastly, public customer references and proven customer success are a core requirement for any APN Partner to achieve the AWS IoT Competency.

Use Cases and Launch Partners

Congratulations to our launch IoT Technology Competency Partners in the following categories:

Edge:  Partners who provide hardware and software ingredients used to build IoT devices, or finished products used in IoT solutions or applications.  Examples include: sensors, microprocessors and microcontrollers, operating systems, secure communication modules, evaluation and demo kits.

  • Intel
  • Microchip Technology

Gateway: Partners who provide data aggregation hardware and/or software connecting edge devices to the cloud and providing on premise intelligence as well as connecting to enterprise IT systems.  Examples include hardware gateways, software components to translate protocols, and platforms running on-premises to support local decision making.

  • MachineShop

Platform Providers: Independent software vendors (ISVs) who’ve developed a cloud-based platform to acquire, analyze, and act on IoT data. Examples include device management systems, visualization tools, predictive maintenance applications, data analytics, and machine learning software.

  • Bsquare Corporation
  • C3 IoT
  • Splunk
  • PTC
  • Thinglogix

Connectivity: Partners who provide systems to manage wide-area connectivity for edge and gateway devices.  Examples include device and subscription management platforms, billing and rating systems, device provisioning systems, and Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) and Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)

  • Amdocs, Inc.
  • Asavie
  • Eseye

Congratulations to our launch IoT Consulting Competency Partners!

  • Accenture
  • Aricent
  • Cloud Technology Partners
  • Mobiquity, Inc.
  • Luxoft
  • Solstice
  • Sturdy
  • Trek10

Learn More

Hear from two of our launch AWS IoT Competency Partners, MachineShop and C3 IoT, as they discuss why they work with AWS, and the value of the AWS IoT Competency for customers:

C3 IoT:


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