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New Validation Checklists Clarify Requirements for the AWS Service Delivery Program

As part of the onboarding process when joining the AWS Service Delivery Program, APN Partners must go through a technical audit of their experience delivering AWS services to end customers. This audit is conducted by internal technical experts who validate the APN Partner’s knowledge and capabilities for a specific AWS service. To help APN Partners better understand this process, we are introducing Validation Checklists that provide visibility into the criteria we use during an organization’s technical validation.

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Watch Our APN Digital Summit Sessions on YouTube

We recently hosted our first-ever APN Digital Summit with 20 sessions covering seven different AWS service areas. The all-day virtual summit gave APN Partners the chance to dive deep in areas without having to leave their office. We also hosted a virtual GameDay for APN Partners to apply their knowledge of the services covered during the session tracks. On our new APN YouTube channel, you can watch some of our sessions from the APN Digital Summit.

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Introducing Our AWS Competency Ad Campaign: The Next Smart

If you want to be successful in today’s complex IT environment, and remain that way tomorrow and into the future, you need AWS Competency Partners you can team up with. AWS Competency Partners are experts who have demonstrated technical proficiency and proven customer success in specialized solution areas. Guidance from these skilled professionals can lead to better business and bigger results. Teaming up with an AWS Competency Partner is The Next Smart.

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Say Hello to 47 New AWS Competency Partners Added in September

The AWS Competency Program welcomed 47 new APN Partners in September—spanning workload, solution, and industry designations. The AWS Competency Program helps customers identify and choose the world’s top APN Partners that have demonstrated technical proficiency and proven customer success in specialized solution areas. Please join us in welcoming our newest AWS Competency Partners!

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How Spring Venture Group Uses AWS Service Catalog to Launch Amazon ECS Clusters

Spring Venture Group reached out to APN Premier Partner Logicworks to architect and manage their AWS deployment. Their developers were comfortable building and deploying containers in their on-premises environment, but were eager to get greater agility and flexibility on AWS. Running AWS Service Catalog and Amazon ECS has created a reliable, stable deployment pipeline, resulting in hundreds of hours saved for their engineering team each month.

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Consulting Partners Can Now Resell Software Solutions in AWS Marketplace

Many customers prefer to purchase software solutions through Consulting Partners, benefiting from their knowledge of the customer’s business, localized support, and expertise. This new feature enables Consulting Partners to work with more than 1,400 ISVs and expand the ways customers can purchase software in AWS Marketplace. Consulting Partners can now work with customers from the start of their procurement process all the way to purchase.

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Reviewing DNS Mechanisms for Routing Traffic and Enabling Failover for AWS PrivateLink Deployments

Customers looking to consume AWS PrivateLink-enabled services from service providers need a mechanism to route traffic from their VPCs and on-premises networks to PrivateLink VPC endpoints. The service providers, in turn, want to make it easy to consume their PrivateLink-enabled services by managing such routing mechanisms. In this post, we describe four DNS mechanisms to route traffic from customer networks to the PrivateLink VPC endpoints.

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Tips for Becoming an AWS Migration Consulting and Delivery Competency Partner

All across the world, APN Partners are helping customers realize their digital transformation by migrating datacenter infrastructure and applications to AWS. To highlight our APN Partners that have demonstrated technical proficiency and proven customer success in the migration area, we established the AWS Migration Competency. Explore the key elements of the AWS Migration Competency Validation Checklist for APN Consulting and Delivery Partners, and understand the principles and rationales behind the requirements.

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Transforming Your Desktop to Amazon WorkSpaces with Nuvens and Liquidware

To ensure the transformation to Amazon WorkSpaces is as seamless as possible for organizations and end users, APN Partners Nuvens and Liquidware have partnered to build a solution allowing users to access their desktop anywhere, anytime, and using any device. Companies can easily provision desktops for users in just a few mouse clicks and deliver global user access to applications, documents, and other resources. Check out the Nuvens Consulting Offer on AWS Solution Space.

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Connecting AWS and Salesforce Enables Enterprises to Do More with Customer Data

As organizations seek to innovate and build customer experiences faster by leveraging data about their customers, a closer integration of Salesforce and AWS opens up a lot of possibilities. In this post, we’ll explore some specific Salesforce integration scenarios that customers often ask about. The announcement from AWS and Salesforce about our extended strategic alliance and how we’re integrating our products underscores the opportunity to help enterprises get more out of their customer data.

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New Research From TSO Logic Shows AWS Costs Get Lower Every Year

It’s never been less expensive to move to Amazon Web Services, and new research from TSO Logic shows AWS prices keep getting lower. The more resources you move to the AWS Cloud, and the longer you keep them there, the more value you can expect. Go inside the research TSO Logic conducted to quantify year-over-year cost declines of AWS services—the first study of its kind to put actual numbers behind the trend.

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