When I talk to enterprises and mid-sized companies about their plans to gain
agility and cost-effectiveness by their workloads and applications to the Cloud,
they are eager to move forward and often want to seek the assistance of
solution providers with AWS expertise. We created the AWS Partner Network (APN) a couple of
years ago to provide business, technical, marketing, GTM (go to market)
support for companies that find themselves in this situation.
With the continued growth and speciation of AWS, along with the increasing
diversity of AWS use cases,
we have begun to recognize partners that have demonstrated their competence
in specialized solution area such as
New Storage and Life Sciences Competencies
We recently launched new APN Competencies for Storage and Life Sciences.
Storage Competency Partners
can help you to evaluate and use techniques and technologies that
allow you to effectively store data in the AWS Cloud. You can
search for APN Storage Partners based on primary use case such as Backup,
Archive, Disaster Recovery, and Primary File Storage / Cloud NAS. Our
initial Storage Competency Partners are
Sciences Competency Partners can help you conduct drug
discovery, manage clinical trials, initiate manufacturing and distribution
activities, and do R&D of genetic-based treatments and
companion diagnostics. Our initial Life Science Competency Partners includes
both Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and System Integrators (SIs).
The initial ISV partners are
Seven Bridges Genomics,
Medidata Solutions Worldwide,
Core Informatics, and
Applying for Additional Competencies
If your organization is already an ISV or SI member of the Amazon Partner Network and are interested in
gaining these new competencies, log in to the APN Portal, examine your
scorecard, and click on Apply for APN Competencies to get started. You will, of course,
need to share some of your customer successes and demonstrate your technical readiness!