AWS discreetly hints at upcoming changes within its partner program framework, particularly in AI and partner engagement initiatives.
Partners can expect three critical components in upcoming partner programs: Generative AI, partner collaboration, and Marketplace enhancements.
AWS approaches generative AI differently from other Amazon divisions, focusing on a corporate perspective.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is reorganizing its current partner programs, hinting at forthcoming changes related to generative artificial intelligence (AI) and collaborative partnerships among its associates.
Partners can look forward to three key elements that are expected to be integrated into the partner programs later this year – the incorporation of generative artificial intelligence, increased collaboration among partners, and improvements to the Marketplace. The forthcoming announcements will address many of these subjects, stemming from the consistent inquiries posed by partners to the cloud industry leader.
AWS will approach generative AI with a distinct perspective compared to other aspects of the Amazon enterprise, as it examines this technology from a corporate rather than a consumer standpoint.
AWS Vice President of Worldwide Public Sector Channels and Alliances Jeff Kratz stated, "Our approach is to democratize and have the broadest and deepest solution set, so that depending on what the customer needs, the partner can fulfill it."
AWS has been actively involved in discussions with its partners, gathering valuable input on safeguarding intellectual property and harnessing the capabilities of large language models. Additionally, the company has emphasized the increasing enthusiasm among its partners for nurturing collaborative relationships within the partner ecosystem.
Instead of solely pursuing individual endeavors, these partners seek opportunities for strategic partnerships, aligning with AWS's commitment to supporting channel partners as they transition toward managing and reselling managed services.
Another crucial component is AWS Marketplace, a platform currently undergoing substantial investment by the cloud giant and designed to serve independent software vendors (ISVs). Nevertheless, AWS acknowledges the potential for systems integrators (SIs) to thrive within this ecosystem.
AWS remains committed to significant ongoing investments in the AWS Marketplace, fostering an environment where ISVs can effectively showcase and expand their solutions both on a global and domestic scale. Moreover, it recognizes the opportunity for SIs who wish to offer private marketplace solutions while actively supporting such endeavors.