The coronavirus pandemic has prompted Amazon Web Services to step up with new online training and certification offerings, fee waivers and other concessions for its AWS Partner Network members dealing with remote work environments and unprecedented times for them and their customers amid an economic downturn.
When the cloud provider recently asked AWS partners for feedback on their business needs and how it could better support them during the pandemic, it found some common threads, according to Rima Olinger, global alliance lead at AWS.
“They asked for guidance on adjusting their digital marketing approach to be sensitive to the current environment,” Olinger said. “They also asked for expansion of virtual training and for extensions on deadlines to meet their AWS competencies.”
AWS delivered on those fronts by providing on-demand webinars and guidance on digital marketing, Olinger said.
“We have also increased virtual training and added relevant content to help our partners guide their customers with business continuity solutions and extended deadlines for AWS certifications as well as competencies,” she said.
Here’s a look at how AWS is helping its APN partners weather the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.