By Pablo Sandoval, Sr. Segment Lead, Networking – AWS
By Vinod Kataria, Principal Partner Solutions Architect – AWS
By Christin Voytko, Competency Launch Product Manager – AWS
Networking is fundamental to cloud adoption and critical for infrastructure expansion, redundancy, and resiliency.
As companies migrate applications to public infrastructure-as-a-service clouds and software-as-a-service (SaaS) environments, both the datacenter and datacenter network become distributed.
Networking teams are not always equipped to evolve at the pace of innovation of automation, orchestration, monitoring, analytics, and cost optimization. Company decision makers look to strategic networking partners to provide end-to-end solutions, templates, best practices, training, and support.
To make it easier for customers to find validated AWS Networking Partners, we are excited to introduce the new AWS Networking Competency for Consulting Partners.
These partners have deep domain expertise in developing a consistent network and security policy, as well as solutions that offer a new way of routing traffic through private backbones and cloud cores.
AWS Networking Competency Consulting Partners can help customers provide secure ingresses and convenient on-ramps into clouds to mitigate latency, improve availability, enhance application experience, and provide visibility and control in cloud networking.
This new designation features AWS Partners that have validated expertise developing and implementing solutions for AWS customers across key areas of:
- Network connectivity (AWS Direct Connect, AWS Transit Gateway, AWS Virtual Private Network, AWS PrivateLink, AWS Gateway Load Balancer, AWS Global Accelerator).
- Network visibility (AWS Transit Gateway Network Manager, Traffic Mirroring, VPC Flow Logs, Amazon CloudWatch).
- Hybrid networks (AWS Wavelength, AWS Outposts, AWS Local Zones).
AWS Networking Competency Consulting Partners have demonstrated technical proficiency and proven customer success in practice areas ranging across migration, modernization, hybrid cloud, security at the edge, and network visibility, as well as industries such as healthcare, retail, and financial services.
AWS Partners Have Experience in Networking Services
The AWS Competency Program is designed to identify, validate, and promote AWS Partners with demonstrated technical expertise and proven customer success.
The Competency designation helps AWS Partners differentiate their business to customers by showcasing their products and services in specialized areas across industries, use cases, and workloads.
To achieve the AWS Networking Competency, AWS Partners’ networking offerings are validated against AWS best practices for well-architected networks by AWS networking experts.
Organizations need to have confidence that standardized network configurations are enabled, deployed, and made available to application teams securely without compromising the roles and responsibilities between workstreams. Accenture’s solution offering includes the design and implementation of a hub-and-spoke architecture for a designated AWS account to enable a multi-region enterprise network environment with security inspection, multi-region DNS resolution, service catalog vending of VPCs, custom IP management, and network resource sharing.
AHEAD is uniquely suited to assist clients with cloud and enterprise networking requirements simply because of their rich experience and deep skillsets. AHEAD’s Network Practice holds several industry certifications, with emphasis on cloud and progressive networking solutions.
Compasso UOL has a highly specialized and experienced team to address customer demands related to networking. This includes direct connect access, connectivity configurations, and integrations with AWS services, load balances, and network paths optimization, in addition to full operations and management.
Darede Servicos de TI offers implementation and support services for network connectivity environments in a pay-as-you-go service model.
Deloitte’s AWS networking specialists work within a multi-disciplinary cloud strategy and implementation teams to integrate clients’ existing enterprise networks with AWS across the globe. Deloitte’s AWS networking experience and perspective are invaluable in all phases of cloud adoption and a foundational element of clients’ cloud initiatives.
ePlus provides solutions to support customers’ cloud journeys via expertise in networking and security.
Innovative Solutions’ team of certified network engineers has the skills and expertise to simplify network connectivity, network visibility, and hybrid networks using AWS-native solutions.
IPsense covers all areas of definition of high-performance networks, creating architectures that isolate your resources with total security, interconnectivity, scalability, and high availability. IPsense can help you build and implement sophisticated network solutions.
OpsGuru provides network solutions to assist customers in adopting, developing, and deploying applications across Amazon EC2 instances and additional AWS services.
Presidio brings a unique point of view to the table, combining decades of on-premises networking chops with the cloud acumen of an AWS Premier Partner.
TOKAI provides the best network solution depending on your demand, using AWS Direct Connect, VPN, VPC, AWS Transit Gateway, AWS PrivateLink, as well as TOKAI’s own network service “BroadLine” (Wide Area Ethernet and Dedicated Line).
Customers: Procuring Networking Services
For hybrid, multi-cloud, and cloud, AWS Networking Competency Consulting Partners provide services for automation, orchestration, monitoring, analytics, and cost optimization. We invite you to find networking services from AWS Networking Competency Partners.
Partners: How to Join the AWS Networking Competency Program
AWS Partners with experience in networking services can learn more about becoming an AWS Competency Partner. The AWS Networking Competency Consulting Partner Validation Checklist provides the criteria necessary to achieve the AWS Competency designation.