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APN Tier Changes: What’s New and What’s Different in 2019?

At AWS re:Invent 2018, the AWS Partner Network (APN) announced updates to the overall APN program. This includes updated APN Tier requirements and benefits for APN Partners, such as prescriptive funding based on current tier and program attainment. As of April 1, 2019, the new APN Tier requirements are in effect. Want to know what’s changing? Read on to see what requirements are new this year, and what remains the same. You can also learn more about how APN Partners can prepare for these changes.

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Announcing Our Regional 2019 APN Partners of the Year

Each year, we honor APN Partners who are leaders in the channel and play key roles in helping customers drive innovation and build solutions on AWS. Announced during our annual AWS Partner Summits, APN Partner Awards recognize a wide range of born-in-the-cloud and traditional APN Consulting and Technology Partners whose business models have embraced specialization and collaboration. Please join us in congratulating these leading APN Partners for their 2018-2019 success!

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Storing and Sharing Files with Amazon FSx in a VMware Cloud on AWS Environment

One advantage of VMware Cloud on AWS is being able to leverage native AWS services and integrating them back into your software defined data center (SDDC). Amazon FSx automates administration tasks such as hardware provisioning, software configuration, patching, and backups. This post describes how you can take advantage of Amazon FSx in your SDDC. We’ll deploy a fully managed, shared Windows file system with Amazon FSx for Windows File Server and mount it to virtual machines running in your SDDC.

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Troubleshooting, Monitoring, and Cost Tracking for Serverless Applications

Serverless applications are becoming more and more popular as organizations seek to increase developer velocity, shorten time-to-market, and reduce infrastructure costs. Epsagon offers a holistic approach to monitoring and troubleshooting serverless applications. By leveraging distributed tracing and automated alerting, AWS Lambda users can get an auto-discovery view of their entire architecture, with a minimal setup effort and no code changes.

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Building a Cloud-Based Contact Center with Amazon Connect Service Delivery Partners

Amazon Connect is a self-service, cloud-based contact center service that makes it easy for any business to deliver better customer service at lower cost. It’s based on the same contact center technology used by 70,000 Amazon customer service associates around the world to power millions of customer conversations. Amazon Connect Service Delivery Partners can help you identify business objectives and design contact center solutions that are optimized for cost, reliability, security, performance, and scalability.

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Say Hello to 34 New AWS Competency, MSP, and Service Delivery Partners Added in April

We are excited to highlight 34 APN Partners that received new designations in April for our global AWS Competency, AWS Managed Service Provider (MSP), and AWS Service Delivery programs. These designations span workload, solution, and industry, and help AWS customers identify top APN Partners that can deliver on core business objectives. APN Partners are focused on your success, helping customers take full advantage of the business benefits AWS has to offer.

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Automating AWS Migration and Reducing Issues with CloudEndure Scripts

Many AWS customers use tools like CloudEndure to migrate their on-premises servers to AWS. In this post, we’ll show you how to automate AWS migration with CloudEndure, and provide you with an automation script. With this script and YAML configuration file, you can manage the AWS migration as code, relaunch your machines in just a few minutes, and avoid a lot of potential mistakes during the cutover process.

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Introducing the AWS Direct Connect Service Delivery Program

AWS Direct Connect Service Delivery Partners are exclusively authorized to provision the new AWS Direct Connect Hosted Connections capacities greater than 500 Mbps. These top APN Partners have undergone service-specific validation of their technical capabilities and are approved to provide higher capacity Hosted Connections. They must also enable monitoring of the network link between the partner and AWS.

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Introducing the APN Navigate Foundations Path for New APN Partners

If your company is looking to register with the AWS Partner Network, or is new to APN, we are excited to introduce APN Navigate Foundations. This is your prescriptive path to defining your partner journey with AWS. APN Navigate Foundations walks you through the benefits, requirements, tools, and knowledge you’ll need to succeed as an APN Partner. Navigate introduces you to the fundamental building blocks of the APN, as well as the benefits you’ll receive as an APN Partner

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VMware Cloud on AWS is Now Available to Purchase Through AWS and APN Partners

Customer momentum for VMware Cloud on AWS continues to accelerate with AWS and VMware delivering major new capabilities every month. With a new purchase agreement in place, customers can now buy VMware Cloud on AWS directly through AWS and APN Partners in the AWS Solution Provider Program. Through our partnership, customers can use additional services like Amazon RDS for VMware, AWS Outposts for VMware, and new Amazon EC2 R5 Instance types.

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Migrating Workloads to VMware Cloud on AWS with Hybrid Cloud Extension (HCX)

When it comes to migration or bi-directional workload mobility, software and network incompatibilities between on-premises and cloud environments can complicate your migration process. VMware Hybrid Cloud Extension (HCX) helps overcome those challenges by building an abstraction layer on top of existing site-specific implementations, allowing customers to extend their networks and environments to the cloud seamlessly without the need for extensive reconfiguration and upgrades.

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