Amazon Web Services has changed its cloud partner program, asking its partners to qualify for levels of expertise to receive added benefits, including marketing and sales support, and more technical information.
Called the AWS Partner Network (APN), the program, now in beta, invites partners to qualify for "standard" or "advanced" tiers when the beta closes later this year.
An Amazon spokesperson said the APN program builds on the existing program.
"AWS has been working with partners for years, but as our business has grown to working with thousands of partners around the world, we've restructured to establish a standard global set of partner tiers," the spokesperson said.
The program includes independent software vendors (ISVs), SaaS and PaaS providers, developers and security vendors, as well as professional services firms that help customers design, architect, migrate, or build new applications on AWS, the company said.
This article originally appeared at crn.com
Issue: 315 | May 2013
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