AWS to intensify cooperation with partners for cloud migration and the public sector

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AWS wants to work more intensively with partners and is now introducing two new programmes for this purpose. The ISV Workload Migration Program is intended for partners who help enterprise customers migrate applications to AWS. In addition, the Authority to Operate on AWS programme is intended for companies that develop IT solutions and applications for governments.

SilliconAngle writes that the main reason for the cloud giant to create these two partner programs is that the company increasingly relies on partners to help large business customers with their cloud projects. The segments for which partner ecosystems have been announced are becoming increasingly important for AWS’ business.

Information and tools for migration to AWS

Specifically, the ISV Workload Migration Program provides the cloud giant with the necessary information and tools for participating partners to help their customers move their on-premise applications to the AWS cloud platform.

In addition, the cloud giant offers these partners a number of other attractive advantages. Most importantly, Amazon.com’s subsidiary offers up to 15 percent of the predicted annual revenue from an application brought to the cloud in this special partner program. This should then serve as compensation for the costs that partners incur to actually migrate this application to AWS. Ultimately, this means lower project costs for the partners, which in turn means that they can generate more profit for the customer.

Within the ISV Workload Migration Program, AWS will also work with its partners to develop technical best practices to make migration processes more efficient. By giving the partners more tools, the cloud giant hopes that end users will get a better migration experience and therefore roll out even more applications on the cloud platform.

Assistance with security and compliance regulations

The second announced partner programme, Authority to Operate on AWS, has the same objectives and focuses specifically on companies that develop IT solutions and applications for the public sector.

AWS wants to help them with legislation and regulations for compliance. These companies must be able to prove that the infrastructure on which they store government data complies with all relevant security and compliance regulations. If this infrastructure runs on AWS, Authority to Operate on AWS can be used to demonstrate this compliance.

More specifically, companies participating in the program can seek help from the cloud giant’s in-house regulatory expertise and security experts. They also have access to a number of advisory partners that AWS uses to check at an earlier stage whether the participants have the right conditions.

It is not yet known when both partner programmes will be available.

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