AWS Partner Network (APN) Blog
The Cost Optimization Pillar of the SaaS Lens for the AWS Well-Architected Framework emphasizes the need for expenditure awareness by measuring tenant consumption and correlating it to tenant costs. This can prove challenging in SaaS solutions, where resources are shared across tenants. Learn how to leverage CloudZero to gain visibility into tenant consumption, and how you can gain insights into tenant cost using CloudZero’s Enhanced Unit Cost Analytics.
Multi-region architectures improve latency for applications with global user bases and optimize RTO across the broadest set of potential failure events. However, creating and maintaining these architectures can add significant cost and complexity. Learn how to build and deploy a multi-region serverless application while minimizing cost and complexity using AWS Step Functions and Fauna, an AWS Partner and distributed document-relational database delivered as a cloud API.
Federation using SAML 2.0 enables customers to use their existing external IdP and avoid managing multiple sources of identities when accessing AWS accounts. This post builds on the recommendation of using regional SAML endpoints for failover by showing how you can configure Okta‘s federation with IAM to increase its availability. Learn how to configure Okta, an AWS Security Competency Partner, to utilize multiple regional AWS SAML sign-in endpoints that can be deployed at setup by the Okta admin.
Being digital requires DevOps at scale to rapidly adopt new technologies, transform legacy applications, innovate faster, and respond swiftly to ever-changing customer needs. Learn how DevOps can be implemented via tools like LTI’s Infinity DevOps, a self-service, scalable DevOps platform designed to provide faster, stable, and continuous deliveries to create leaner automated processes and accelerate delivery and productivity.
Since the release of Amazon EC2 Mac instances, AWS customers have been able to access on-demand Apple Mac devices in the AWS Cloud. In collaboration with Jamf, an AWS Partner and leader in Apple device management, AWS has developed integration between the Amazon EC2 Mac instances and Jamf Pro to simplify managing, securing, and configuring EC2 Mac instances. Learn how to configure AWS and Jamf accounts to automatically enroll EC2 Mac into Jamf Pro EC2 Mac instances when they are launched.
Appian is a low-code software development platform for building applications and business processes with little to no coding, and Appian Government Cloud (AGC) accelerates timelines to go live by ensuring mission-critical applications’ underlying infrastructure and backend processes are secure. With AGC, learn how mission owners at the U.S Department of Defense can place their focus on the missions at hand, with the confidence their cloud workloads will be managed properly.
AWS and its backup partners continue to innovate to meet customer needs, and one example is the Amazon EBS direct APIs. Learn more about these APIs and how they transformed the Clumio solution. This post discusses issues the EBS direct APIs were created to solve and how Clumio used them to improve its cloud backup solution. We’ll show how Clumio and the EBS direct APIs work together to provide a powerful solution to solve customer data protection challenges.
Every SaaS architecture must introduce mechanisms and policies that prevent noisy neighbor conditions. Getting these policies right is essential to building a robust SaaS solution that delivers a consistent experience to customers. This post looks at the different strategies that can be used to introduce the throttles (transaction rate) and quotas (transaction volume) that manage each tenant’s activity, exploring the various AWS services that can be used to bring these concepts to life.
Next in our “10 Years of Success” series is Appian, an AWS Competency Partner whose unified low-code platform combines process mining, workflows, and automation to help customers build cloud-native applications and workflows. We spoke with Marc Wilson, Founder and Chief Partner Officer at Appian, about the company’s 10-year transformation, its role as key players in the low-code platform market, and what APN resources Appian has found most valuable as an AWS Partner.
We are thrilled to announce the AWS Smart City Competency, which will deliver world-class AWS Partner recommendations to customers searching to build and deploy innovative smart city solutions. The AWS Smart City Competency will differentiate highly specialized AWS Partners with a demonstrated deep technical expertise and proven track record of customer success within the Smart City use cases.