Partner Programs are designed to support the unique business models of APN members by providing them with increased prominence and additional support from AWS partner teams. In addition, partners can apply to attain APN Competencies based on their specialization in key AWS solution areas.

In order to apply for Partner Programs, Partners must be in good standing with AWS and meet specific program criteria. Learn more about program benefits, requirements, and how to get started below.

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APN Consulting Partners are professional services firms that help customers design, architect, build, migrate, and manage their workloads and applications on AWS. The Partner Programs below are designed to support Consulting Partners in building out their practice and go-to-market with AWS.

APN Technology Partners provide software solutions that are either hosted on, or integrated with, the AWS platform. The Partner Programs below are designed to support Technology Partners in building and marketing their solutions on AWS.

  • AWS Competency Program

    AWS Competencies are granted to APN Partners who have demonstrated technical proficiency and proven customer success in specialized solution areas. Attaining an AWS Competency allows APN members to differentiate themselves to customers by showcasing expertise in a particular solution area.

  • AWS SaaS Partner Program

    The AWS SaaS Partner Program provides APN Partners with support as they build, launch, and grow SaaS solutions on AWS. APN Technology Partners who develop SaaS solutions and utilize a SaaS-based software licensing and delivery model are encouraged to apply for the Program.

  • AWS Marketplace

    The AWS Marketplace enables qualified partners to market and sell their software to AWS Customers. AWS Marketplace is an online software store that helps customers find, buy, and immediately start using the software and services that run on AWS.

  • AWS Government Program

    The AWS Government Partner Program provides high-value, government-focused marketing, technical, and business enablement tools to support partners who serve the unique needs of government customers. The program targets Standard and higher tier APN Consulting and Technology partners with a strong emphasis in government.

  • AWS Direct Connect Program

    The AWS Direct Connect Program supports AWS Customers establish network connectivity between AWS Direct Connect locations and their datacenter, office, or colocation environment. Direct Connect Partners improve customer experience by providing flexibility and choices on how to connect with AWS.

  • AWS Test Drive

    The AWS Test Drive Program enables AWS Customers to quickly launch popular enterprise workloads by utilizing AWS' scalable, agile, and flexible infrastructure. In minutes, customers can deploy and evaluate enterprise solutions using Test Drives designed by partners.

  • AWS China Region Program

    The AWS China Region Partner program provides high-valued marketing, technical, and business enablement tools to support APN partners at standard and advanced level who are registered in China as a legal entity, to serve the unique needs of customers in China on AWS China’s infrastructure.

  • AWS IoT Hardware Program

    The AWS IoT Hardware Program helps AWS customers getting started with their next connected hardware project. AWS IoT Hardware partners provide products for the IoT Starter Kit, Powered by AWS, which are validated and ready to connect to the AWS IoT Services. With those kits, customers can feel confident that their project is secure and scalable from proof-of-concept to production.