What is the AWS Partner Network (APN)?

The AWS Partner Network (APN) is the global partner program for AWS. It is focused on helping APN Partners build successful AWS-based businesses or solutions by providing business, technical, marketing, and go-to-market support.

As an APN Partner, you will receive business, technical, sales, and marketing resources to help enable you to grow your business and better support your customers. Join the APN and take advantage of numerous APN Partner programs to differentiate your business and connect with customers on AWS. Learn more about the benefits of being an APN Partner below. 


APN Partners are focused on your success, helping customers take full advantage of all the business benefits that AWS has to offer. With their deep expertise on AWS, APN Partners are uniquely positioned to help your company at any stage of your Cloud Adoption Journey and to help you achieve your business objectives. Find an APN Partner today.  


Business Support

As an APN Partner, you will have access to numerous technical training opportunities to support you in strengthening your AWS-based business. Resources include APN Partner-only technical content, APN Webcast technical videos, online technical Accreditations and Certifications, and discounts on AWS Instructor-Led training courses.

Marketing Support

As you advance through the tiers, you gain more business support from the APN. You become eligible for a number of different Funding Benefits, access to Partner Development Managers to help guide you through your journey, and gain the ability to apply to several APN Programs to help you differentiate your firm on AWS.

Enablement Support

There are a number of Sales and Marketing Opportunities you can take advantage of as a member of the APN. As you establish and mature your AWS practice, you have opportunities to participate in co-branded Marketing Campaigns, Joint Customer-Facing Webinars, Case Studies, Sponsorships, and more. 


APN Consulting Partners are professional services firms that help customers design, architect, build, migrate, and manage their workloads and applications on AWS. Consulting Partners include System Integrators, Strategic Consultancies, Agencies, Managed Service Providers, and Value-Added Resellers.

Learn more about becoming an APN Consulting Partner.


APN Technology Partners provide software solutions that are either hosted on, or integrated with, the AWS platform. APN Technology Partners include Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), SaaS, PaaS, Developer Tools, Management and Security Vendors. 

Learn more about becoming an APN Technology Partner

Are you beginning to build your business on AWS, or expanding your practice? Look to the APN to help you grow and succeed. The APN offers various programs and resources to support you in your journey. Whether you have a Consulting Practice or offer a Technology Solution on AWS, there are plenty of opportunities to advance your business.

The APN offers various programs and resources to support you in your journey. Here are some of our Partners' success stories: 


  • Partners building highly scalable and secure Big Data applications fast. 


    The Globe and Mail & Clearscale

    The Globe and Mail used APN Partner ClearScale to launch a new application that enables its growing online readership to access stories and breaking news from mobile devices. 


    LexisNexis & Cognizant

    LexisNexis used APN Partner Cognizant to develop its News Archive platform to easily expand compute resources to support growing news archives and other strategic workloads. 


    National Bank of Canada & Cloudera/TickSmith

    The National Bank of Canada is one of Canada's leading financial services organizations. The bank's Global Equity Derivatives Group (GED) decided to use Cloudera and TickSmith to accumulate and rebuild all Canadian stock-trading activity for post-trade analysis.