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Amazon Launches New Partner Competency To Target Enterprise Cloud Migrations

Amazon has been adding new competencies to the AWS Partner Networkto encourage existing and new partners to acquire additional capabilities. The latest competency that it announced targets the opportunity to migrate large enterprise workloads to AWS. Along with it, AWS has also added new competencies to recognize partners with skills and technologies related to cloud migration.

The new Migration Competency has a variety of categories, each bringing a specific skill set or expertise related to cloud migration. Amazon has announced the initial set of partners for each category.

The Migration Delivery Partners help customers with the right tools, frameworks, and the strategy of moving their workloads to the public cloud. They are associated with an AWS audited Managed Service Provider to support the customers implement the best practices for achieving optimal performance and compliance. The initial set of partners includes prominent system integrators such as 2nd Watch, Accenture, Cloud Technology Partners, Cognizant Technology Solutions, CSC, Infosys, REAN Cloud, and Slalom Consulting.

The next category of partners delivers consulting services for migration. They provide expertise and training to help enterprises attain specific capabilities or achieve specific outcomes. Through consulting and training, these partners enable adoption of DevOps practices, to modernize applications, and implement solutions. The first few partners to achieve this status include Datapipe and Flux7 among others.

Read the entire article at Forbes

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Janakiram MSV heads the Cloud Infrastructure Services at Aditi Technologies. He was the founder and CTO of Get Cloud Ready Consulting, a niche Cloud Migration and Cloud Operations firm that recently got acquired by Aditi Technologies. In his current role, he leads a highly talented engineering team that focuses on migrating and managing applications deployed on Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Windows Azure Infrastructure Services.
Janakiram is an industry analyst with deep understanding of Cloud services. Through his speaking, writing and analysis, he helps businesses take advantage of the emerging technologies. He leverages his experience of engaging with the industry in developing informative and practical research, analysis and authoritative content to inform, influence and guide decision makers. He analyzes market trends, new products / features, announcements, industry happenings and the impact of executive transitions.
Janakiram is one of the first few Microsoft Certified Professionals on Windows Azure in India. Demystifying The Cloud, an eBook authored by Janakiram is downloaded more than 100,000 times within the first few months. He is the Chief Editor of a popular portal on Cloud called www.CloudStory.in that covers the latest trends in Cloud Computing. Janakiram is an analyst with the GigaOM Pro analyst network where he analyzes the Cloud Services landscape. He is a guest faculty at the International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT-H) where he teaches Big Data and Cloud Computing to students enrolled for the Masters course. As a passionate speaker, he has chaired the Cloud Computing track at premier events in India.
He has been the keynote speaker at many premier conferences, and his seminars are attended by thousands of architects, developers and IT professionals. His sessions are rated among the best in every conference he participates.
Janakiram has worked at the world-class product companies including Microsoft Corporation, Amazon Web Services and Alcatel-Lucent. Joining as the first employee of Amazon Web Services in India, he was the AWS Technology Evangelist. Prior to that, Janakiram spent 10 years at Microsoft Corporation where he was involved in selling, marketing and evangelizing the Microsoft Application Platform and Tools.