Moving applications and services from on-premises environments to the cloud is a top priority for many organizations right now, and New Relic is thrilled to announce that we’ve achieved the latest Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN) Migration Competency. This achievement continues New Relic’s leadership in providing application, availability, and infrastructure monitoring independent of the underlying IT infrastructure—including cloud services and traditional data center applications.

Meet the AWS Competency Program

The AWS Competency Program is intended to help AWS customers find qualified members of the AWS Partner Network (APN) that have “demonstrated technical proficiency and proven success” with specific solutions and/or vertical areas. To qualify for the AWS Migration Competency, vendors must have a strong overall AWS practice, be able to showcase AWS APN Migration Competency badgecustomer successes, demonstrate technical readiness within the Competency, and meet AWS Security Best Practices. In addition, all products and solutions from Competency holders are validated by internal AWS teams.

In particular, the AWS Migration Competency highlights companies that provide solutions or have deep experience helping businesses move workloads successfully to AWS, through all phases of complex migration projects, including discovery, planning, migration, and operations.

How New Relic helps companies migrate to AWS

New Relic helps companies benchmark and troubleshoot application performance and behaviors before, during, and after a migration to AWS. With New Relic, customers can quickly see the impact of application and infrastructure changes on errors, performance, and customer experiences.

Cloud monitoring strategies adopted by leading software teams typically focus on the components the team is responsible for, including business outcomes, customer experience, application architecture, and application code. When migrating to AWS, New Relic customers gain deep visibility into both the applications they are responsible for running as well as underlying AWS services or datacenter infrastructures. This visibility improves troubleshooting and provides the performance data needed to reduce migration risks and prove cloud success.

AWS customers commonly use New Relic to ask and answer key migration questions, including:

  • Do pages load faster on AWS?
  • Is it safe to migrate the database?
  • Is the app delivering the expected business results?
  • Should we move more apps to AWS or not?
  • Did auto-scaling help an app deliver a consistent customer experience or not? Are database queries behaving as expected?

An ongoing relationship with AWS

Achieving the AWS Migration Competency builds on our existing relationship with AWS, driven by thousands of New Relic customers migrating to and running applications on AWS services. Last October we announced that we had achieved AWS APN Mobile Competency, which recognizes APN Partners with deep experience in mobile-first development who can help mobile-first businesses build, test, analyze, and monitor their mobile apps on AWS. We’re also currently participating in more than 15 AWS Global Summit Series events, and hosting another 12 hands-on workshops surrounding these events globally to provide AWS customers best practices, training, and one-on-one consultations.

New Relic has helped a wide variety of customers migrate to AWS, including Australasian multiplatform media company Fairfax Media and Swiss digital and mobile game-maker Miniclip. Research firm CB Insights used New Relic to prove a performance improvement when moving its search APIs to Amazon CloudSearch. Additionally, we collaborate with cloud service brokers around the world including Dedalus in Brazil and Cloudreach in the United Kingdom, to help our joint customers migrate to and have ongoing success with AWS.

Companies face a variety of complex platform and technology choices today. New Relic is proud to help teams make informed platform decisions and understand how follow-on changes deliver on the promise of better software via the cloud.

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John Gray is senior vice president of business development at New Relic. He has nearly three decades of channels leadership experience, including channels leadership for LivePerson, a SaaS leader in digital engagement, and leading technology channels for Oracle for nine years. View posts by .

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