Pop the champagne corks: Levi9 Technology Services, an official Amazon Web Services (AWS) Advanced Technology Partner (APN) has now achieved the AWS Well-Architected Partner status.

Good for us, right? Good for you, our customers, too!

Here’s why.

Background Notes

The Amazon Partner Network (APN) is a global programme, focused on helping members build successful AWS-based solutions – by providing business, technical, marketing and go-to-market support.

However – this isn’t just the kind of endorsement they hand out to anyone that asks. No way. Achieving the AWS Well-Architected Partner status significantly differentiates Levi9.

What We Had To Do To achieve it, our team had to demonstrate specialised technical proficiency and proven customer success – especially in relation to ensuring customer workloads meet the five pillars of the Well-Architected Framework: operational excellence, security, reliability, performance efficiency, and cost optimisation.

In fact, to achieve the advanced status, our team had to go through rigorous preparation that took up to two years to complete – focusing on a number of competencies such as technical DevOps, ops, data, and analytics.

Our team also scored highly in terms of secure architecture, scalability, and cost optimisation to the customer.

What This Means For You

Well, we worked hard to get this certification, so it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. To maintain it, we need to uphold the premium quality standard that the AWS users have come to expect from using Amazon products and services.

The knock-on effect is that our customers not only get best-in-class development and consultancy as standard – you can also take full advantage of a product supported and endorsed by AWS.

What We’re Offering You

Now we have this status, we’re not afraid to use it!

We’re now able to offer any customer a free preview of their current AWS platform to assess your technical setup, identify any issues that go against AWS best practice, and report on high risk areas – such as security and stability – with recommendations on how to fix it.

As we progress through 2020, we plan to add more AWS competencies to our services. We’re also planning a few customer-focused events to demonstrate AWS at work – so watch this space.

Cloud computing is one of the main strategic pillars within Levi9’s technology vision and market approaches. And AWS is a key element in our services, helping our customers to bring business technology to users with shorter time-to-market, less cost, and instant scalability.

We’re pretty excited. And now you should be too (right?)