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Introducing AWS Migration and Modernization Competency Partners

By Santosh Dubey, Sr. Migration Automation Lead – AWS
By Ramesh Jadhav, Sr. PSA Manager, Migration – AWS
By Christin Voytko, Competency Launch Product Manager – AWS

Application modernization is an important and growing migration strategy for many businesses.

When customers modernize their applications, either before or after they move to Amazon Web Services (AWS), they can reduce and eliminate licensing costs, optimize operational costs, gain developer productivity, and improve application agility, performance, and resiliency.

Lack of legacy application knowledge, business criticality, specialized skill requirement, and unstandardized processes around application modernization prevent customers from modernizing at scale.

To make it easier for AWS customers to find partners with validated migration and modernization software offerings, we are excited to announce the AWS Migration and Modernization Competency.

This designation features AWS Partners that have validated expertise developing and implementing solutions for customers across key areas:

  • Discovery, planning, and recommendation
  • Business case analysis
  • Application mobility
  • Data mobility
  • Application monitoring and orchestration

AWS Migration and Modernization Competency Partners have demonstrated technical proficiency and proven customer success in application modernization, delivering for customers:

  • Faster and automated application portfolio assessments for modernization, cutting weeks of effort needed for modernization assessments.
  • Automated business case for application modernization using containers and serverless if customers are already running the legacy application workloads on AWS.
  • Tools to do automated replatforming, automated refactoring, and augmented refactoring by developers.
  • Manage and govern the application while being modernized.


AWS Partners Have Experience in Migration and Modernization

The AWS Competency Program is designed to identify, validate, and promote AWS Partners with demonstrated technical expertise and proven customer success.

The Competency designation helps AWS Partners differentiate their business to customers by showcasing their products and services in specialized areas across industries, use cases, and workloads.

To achieve the AWS Migration and Modernization Competency, partner offerings are validated against AWS best practices by migration and modernization experts.

Launch Partners

Discovery, Planning, and Recommendation

Business Case Analysis

Application Mobility

Data Mobility

Application Monitoring and Orchestration

Customers: Procuring Migration and Modernization Offerings

AWS Migration and Modernization Competency Partners offer software that allows customers to perform application portfolio assessment and recommend applications that are candidates for migration and modernization to AWS. They also offer software to automatically migrate and modernize applications and databases at scale.

We invite you to find offerings from AWS Migration and Modernization Competency Partners!

Partners: How to Join the Competency Program

AWS Partners with experience in migration and modernization tooling can learn more about becoming an AWS Competency Partner. The AWS Migration and Modernization Competency Validation Checklist provides the criteria necessary to achieve the AWS Competency designation.