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How the AWS Competency Program Helps You Find the Right MSP
Brett Moss - July 11, 2017

Amazon Web Services Partner Network (APN) is a global partner program focused on helping AWS Partners improve their provision of AWS-based solutions by providing them business, technical, marketing and go-to-market support. Aside from providing resources for partners, Amazon Web Services also makes a point of highlighting standout partners for solutions and services.

To recognize APN Partners who demonstrate high proficiency and consistent success in specialized solution areas, Amazon Web Services has the AWS Competency Program. From government to healthcare, mobile to Big Data, and SAP to Microsoft, through it, specialties within industries, solutions and workloads are formally acknowledged.

AWS Competencies: validation and peace of mind
Managed Service Partners, have already undergone AWS’s strict third-party audit to achieve the status. But to be awarded an AWS Competency requires an additional audit, including client references on demonstrated specialism, that provides further validation of efforts for both MSPs and APN Partners alike.

If an organization’s AWS infrastructure is being managed by an MSP, they have already thoroughly recognized the quality of their services and the value they generate. What an AWS Competency does for businesses still considering working with an MSP, however, is provide added assurance.

Whether it be migrating heavy workloads, strengthening security, or optimizing performance of enterprise applications, when you work with an AWS Competency Partner or MSP, you gain peace of mind they provide high-value managed services.

In short, AWS Competencies give both customers and MSPs confidence and assurance to continue pursuing the development and acquisition of quality solutions.

Recently, Ensono was recently recognized for the AWS Microsoft Workloads Competency. Read more here.

About the Author

Brett is a senior executive driving successful sales results in the information services and technology space. He leads a team of sales and business development professionals who identify and assist new and potential clients with their IT outsourcing needs. Brett joined Ensono in 2015 after prior sales leadership positions with Savvis, now part of CenturyLink, and iXL. Brett received a BS in Mass Communications and Marketing from Emerson College and holds an MBA in Marketing and Strategic Planning from Northeastern University.