AWS Partners Tout New Cloud Offerings at re:InventBy Gina Roos | Print
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Amazon Web Services partners and supporters leveraged the re:Invent show to introduce new products, capabilities and services.
At the annual AWS re:Invent conference, partners and supporters of Amazon Web Services (AWS) leveraged the show to introduce new products, capabilities and services. The AWS Marketplace is a channel for independent software vendors (ISVs), system integrators (SIs) and VARs to sell their software as integrated solutions on AWS, helping them grow their recurring revenue stream.
AWS also unveiled several new programs and initiatives to support its partner network. These include expanded APN Partner benefits, new managed service and software-as-a-service (SaaS) partner programs, and APN partner-specific training for its AWS Partner Network (APN) program.
The conference also was an opportunity for AWS to release several new services, including Amazon Aurora, a MySQL-compatible database engine for Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) that leverages the benefits of both high-end commercial databases and open-source databases; AWS Key Management Service, a fully managed service for enterprise security and governance; AWS Config, which gives customers full visibility into their AWS resources; AWS Service Catalog, which allows administrators to create and share catalogs of customized products that use company-approved standard architectures and configurations, and AWS CodeDeploy, new application lifecycle management services.
Here's a roundup of 12 key product offerings, capabilities, and services (in alphabetical order) from AWS partners announced during the show, all designed to ease cloud deployments and management.
Accenture Speeds Migration to the Cloud
Accenture collaborated with AWS on new end-to-end cloud migration and management services to help enterprises move from cloud pilots to enterprise-wide deployments in the AWS Cloud. The Accenture Enterprise Application Migration Service for the AWS Cloud helps clients evaluate which applications should be moved to the cloud, and when they should be moved.
The new cloud management services for AWS is available via the Accenture Cloud Platform. The company also announced the Accenture Center of Excellence for AWS Cloud, which will be dedicated to developing assets and skills to ease adoption of cloud computing in the enterprise market.
ATS Introduces Avnet Cloud Toolset
Avnet Technology Solutions, a global IT solutions distributor, launched the Avnet Cloud Toolset (ACT). A component of Avnet Cloud Solutions, ACT helps managed service provider (MSP) and VAR partners in the U.S. and Canada govern, consolidate, manage and track cloud accounts across multiple cloud providers.
The new tool will provide AWS and IBM SoftLayer customers with visibility into cloud spending and invoices that track individual and aggregate cloud usage for their organizations. This will help customers optimize their enterprise-wide AWS and SoftLayer spend.
Cloud Technology Partners Debuts CTP Labs for AWS
Cloud Technology Partners, a cloud services and software company, has launched CTP Labs for Amazon Web Services (AWS), which is designed to help ISVs and enterprises transition legacy software products and systems into multi-tenant, auto-scaling cloud services.
CTP Labs provides a proven approach to defining, architecting, building, testing and deploying cloud-based services on AWS, said the company. The expanded services will help ISVs and enterprises cloud-enable traditional software and services on AWS, speed up time to market with pre-packaged frameworks and toolsets, and reduce risk with the right cloud technologies for the businesses, taking into account technology needs such as multi-tenancy, auto-scaling, provisioning, use-based accounting, governance, management, and API development, said the company.
CTP Labs also offers business consulting services, including market analysis, business modeling and product planning, to ensure new cloud services meet marketplace requirements and customer expectations. Cloud Technology Partners also announced a new partnership with cloud services provider Cloudnexa to deliver expanded AWS offerings.
Cloudnexa Offers Cloud Management Platform for AWS Config
Cloudnexa, a cloud managed services provider, has announced the availability of AWS Config through Cloudnexa's vNOC cloud management platform.
AWS Config is a fully managed service from AWS that provides customers with visibility into their AWS resources and existing relationships. It allows them to audit resource configuration history, and notifies them of resource configuration changes.
Cloudnexa also announced a limited free version of its vNOC product to AWS customers. AWS usage fees apply.