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Taking Our Relationship with AWS to New Heights

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Taking Our Relationship with AWS to New Heights

Amazon Web Services (AWS) was the first to offer cloud computing infrastructure as a service in 2008 and is now the world’s largest cloud computing platform, with over 9 million websites using AWS. Massive right!?

We’ve worked in collaboration with AWS for many years now, and chose their infrastructure to host our platform, due to its unrivaled position as the leader when it comes to security, stability, and reliability. 

Today, we are excited to announce that we have leveled up our skills and accreditations to join their prestigious ‘ISV Program’.

But what does this all mean and how can you make the most of our latest accreditation? In this article, we’ll discuss what this means for both our customers and partners.

 

What is an ISV? 

The ISV Program (or Independent Software Vendor Program but that’s a bit of a mouthful) allows us exclusive access to AWS resources and services to accelerate our innovations and bring more value to our customers (i.e. you)! 

The ISV Program provides added credibility to our solutions while also granting us the ability to accelerate engagement in cooperation with AWS to build, market, and sell our solutions.

 

How does it work? 

Getting the ISV status is no mean feat. 

We were invited to the program because of the high standards we maintain in our cloud platform and our intricate understanding of ‘the cloud’ that we have built over the years.

“At ROLLER, we have a full team dedicated to maintaining and evolving our cloud infrastructure. We are always looking for ways to ensure that we stay ahead of the curve, and be the ones that bring innovation to our customers, in a safe, secure, and reliable way. Our involvement in the ISV Program is super exciting, and we can’t wait to leverage AWS’ market-leading services to bring even further advancements to our platform” says Sean Fernandez, our Chief Information Officer.

From here, our team will collaborate with a representative from AWS’ team who will focus on business objectives to best guide us on how to maximize resources to further develop our solutions.

 

What does this mean for ROLLER customers? 

At ROLLER we pride ourselves on bringing the latest and greatest technology to our customers and doing our part to help enhance the guest experience. 

AWS shares these same values which are demonstrated in the five pillars of the AWS Well-Architected Framework. These are: 

  • Operational excellence
  • Security 
  • Reliability 
  • Performance efficiency
  • Cost optimization 

As an ISV, our solutions are guaranteed to uphold these five pillars providing additional assurance that the solutions our customers use on a daily basis perform to the highest possible standards. 

Achieving an ISV status means that we can tap into a wealth of knowledge and resources to assist us in delivering more innovations and enhancements to our platform. 

PLUS ISVs can earn ‘Reviewed by AWS’ solution badges to technically validate software for additional credibility! How cool is that? 

 

What does this mean for ROLLER partners? 

Becoming an ISV is like finding the secret level in a video game, not everyone achieves it but we can all share in the experience. 

By unlocking a wealth of information, tools, accreditations, and funding to better develop and market our solutions, we also gain increased visibility through greater customer access.  

ISV benefits, which are then passed onto our partners, include:

  • Training discounts to develop AWS-based skills and capabilities 
  • Product development funding 
  • Go-to-market activities enabling us to reach new customers 
  • Access to prescriptive guidance and curated AWS resources
  • Co-selling support and benefits

 

Exciting things are happening

Ensuring our solutions not only meet minimum requirements but exceed them, as well as our customers' expectations, is at the very core of why we do what we do.

At ROLLER, we are committed to offering solutions that streamline day-to-day operations to ultimately grow businesses. 
Becoming an ISV adds another layer of credibility to our products through validation processes while broadening the scope of potential partners and customers who can benefit from them.
We’re excited for you to join us on this new chapter as we build and deliver even better solutions to the world!