Deployment of the new AWS ProServe Ready program and the AWS IoT Rapid Adoption Support Initiative were among the key announcements at the Amazon Web Services Sold Out Public Sector Partner Forum yesterday in Washington, DC.
A new cybersecurity compliance offering from stackArmor, Telos and Splunk, as well as Electronic Caregiver’s new platform to deliver ‘value-based’ healthcare were also in the spotlight at the event. event, held ahead of the Washington DC AWS Summit, which takes place today and Wednesday. Smartronix’s next-generation MSP services were also previewed.
“It all shows the strength of what we do and the enthusiasm we have around public sector partners,” Sandy Carter (pictured), vice president of global public sector partners and programs, AWS told CRN. . “We are growing fast. There is a lot of energy and a lot of momentum around the public sector partner community for AWS.
After growing 45% from January 2020 to January 2021, the AWS Public Sector Partner program now includes more than 2,100 partners. Its members migrated 371 petabytes of data in the first half of this year.
The AWS government competence, which confirms that AWS Partners understand the needs of government customers, is now the largest industry-focused AWS skills program in the world, with more than 100 partners achieving the designation. Chicago-based technology consultancy Thoughtworks and New York-based Sprinklr, which provides a unified customer experience management platform for enterprises, both gained the expertise to help AWS reach the 100-partner milestone. .
“This is a rigorous technical validation that really relates to both the industry-specific subject matter expertise they have as well as the technology,” Carter said. “The fact that government is the number one jurisdiction among all of our AWS partners just shows the impact of COVID and the rapid growth we are currently seeing in the public sector. ”
Here’s a look at news from the AWS Public Sector Partner Forum, where Carter also announced that video conferencing provider Zoom Video Communications will now offer Zoom and Zoom for government through the AWS Marketplace.