AWS Introduces Three New Competencies to Support Rapidly Expanding
Global Partner Network
AWS also announces AWS Marketplace now offers more than 2,300
software listings for the AWS Cloud
Forty-six partners from around the world named as 2016 Premier
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 6, 2015--
At AWS re:Invent, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company
(NASDAQ:AMZN), introduced three new AWS Partner Network (APN)
Competencies that enable and promote partners who have demonstrated
expertise and proven success in DevOps, Cloud Migration, and Internet of
Things (IoT). In addition, AWS announced the 2016 Premier Consulting
Partners, a designation that recognizes 46 APN partners that provide
superior customer service and expertise in building and migrating
customer solutions on AWS. AWS also announced that AWS Marketplace has
grown to more than 2,300 software listings that are pre-configured for
the AWS Cloud and available across 35 different categories that
customers can purchase and launch, many with 1-Click functionality. For
more information, visit http://aws.amazon.com/partners.
With the continued adoption of AWS services across geographies,
industries, and organizations of all sizes, customers are increasingly
relying on tens of thousands of APN Partners across the globe for deep
expertise, specialized technology, and proven success to help them move
to the AWS Cloud for a wide range of applications and initiatives. These
customers are turning to the APN Competency Program to find complete
solutions, and enabling products across categories that include Big
Data, Security, Storage, Digital Media, Healthcare, Life Sciences,
Microsoft Solutions, SAP Solutions, Oracle Solutions, Marketing &
Commerce, and Mobile. AWS customers are also turning to AWS Marketplace
for their software needs, and today customers around the world are using
143 million hours of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) each
month to run AWS Marketplace products.
“Customers are accelerating their journey to AWS as they transform their
businesses, and they require a broad range of solutions and partner
expertise,” said Dorothy Copeland, Head of Global Partner Programs, AWS.
“We are excited to see the growth of innovative partner solutions that
leverage AWS and are expanding our investments in the APN across
training, solutions development, and go-to-market programs. In the past
year, we’ve seen that, on average, AWS Premier, Competency, and Managed
Service Provider partners have grown their AWS revenue more than a
hundred percent faster than the rest of the ecosystem. Our new DevOps,
Cloud Migration, and IoT Competencies will offer even more opportunities
for partners to deepen their AWS capabilities and grow their businesses.”
New APN DevOps Competency launches today with 27 qualified partners
offering software, services, and solutions to enable customers in
their transformation to agile service delivery using the AWS platform
and DevOps principles, including continuous integration, continuous
delivery, and configuration management. APN Technology Partners with
the DevOps Competency include: Ansible, Apica, Atlassian, Blazemeter,
Chef, Cloudbees, Codeship, GitHub, HashiCorp, Puppet, Salt Stack,
Solano Labs, Travis CI, and Xebia Labs. APN Consulting Partners with
the DevOps Competency underwent a rigorous validation audit to achieve
the competency, and they include: 2nd Watch, Cascadeo, ClearScale,
Cloud Technology Partners, Cloudreach, Flux7, Logicworks, Pythian,
REAN Cloud, Slalom Consulting, Smartonix, Stelligent, and TriNimbus.
The APN Migration Competency will launch in the coming months
to enable and support partners who have deep expertise and experience
helping customers migrate applications and entire data centers to AWS.
Migration Competency partners will offer technologies and services for
infrastructure and application discovery, server migration, service
monitoring, mass infrastructure migration, data migration and
synchronization, enterprise application security and availability, and
The APN IoT Competency will launch in the coming months
and include partners that provide IoT platforms, analytics,
connectivity infrastructure, developer tools, operating systems,
professional services, and vertical-focused IoT solutions.
Partners who qualify for APN Competencies are eligible for a number of
marketing, business, and technical benefits, including preferred access
to AWS private betas, AWS roadmap briefings, and preferred access to
Market Development and Customer Proof-of-Concept Funding.
Forty-six Consulting Partners Named 2016 Premier Partners
The AWS Premier Consulting Partner designation highlights the top APN
Consulting Partners globally that have distinguished themselves by
investing significantly in their AWS practice, providing exceptional
customer service, developing a broad bench of employees with deep AWS
skills, and driving significant AWS business with enterprise customers
around the world. The 2016 Premier Partners include: 2nd
Watch, Accenture, Aquilent, Apps Associates, Blazeclan, Booz Allen
Hamilton, Bulletproof Networks, Capgemini, Clearscale, Cloud Technology
Partners, Class Method, Cloudnexa, Cloudpack, Cloudreach, CorpInfo,
Cognizant, CredibilIT, CSC, Datapipe, Dedalus, DLT Solutions, Edifixio,
emind, GS Neotek, Infosys, Latinedge, Logicworks, Matrix IT, Megazone,
Melbourne IT, Minjar, Mobiquity, Nordcloud, NRI, Orion, Pariveda, REAN
Cloud, Serverworks, Slalom, Smart 421, Smartronix, Storm Reply,
Techracer, TIS, Trinimbus, and Wipro.
Customers Use 143 Million Hours of Amazon EC2 for AWS Marketplace
Products Each Month
AWS Marketplace provides a way for customers around the globe to find,
buy, and immediately start using software that runs on AWS by
simplifying licensing, purchasing, and deployment of software to the AWS
Cloud. With more than 2,300 software listings, AWS Marketplace includes
an array of enterprise, open source, and business software products
provided by APN Partners. This year, AWS has added more than 500 new
listings across 800 independent software vendors (ISVs), including:
Avere, Calgary Scientific, Chef, Docker, Fortinet, Haivision, HP,
Imperva, Kony, MapR, SAP, Tableau, TerraPixel, and TIBCO. And, through
the new AWS Marketplace Consulting Partner Program, ISV channel partners
can become APN Consulting Partners and offer software configuration and
management support to customers deploying software from AWS Marketplace.
For further details on APN programs, benefits, and terms, see http://aws.amazon.com/partners/programs/.
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technology infrastructure platform in the cloud comprised of a broad set
of compute, storage, database, analytics, application, and deployment
services from data center locations in the
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More than a million customers, including fast-growing startups, large
enterprises, and government agencies across 190 countries, rely on AWS
services to innovate quickly, lower IT costs and scale applications
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