by  Todd Lenox, Ruslan Kusov

10 Years of Partnership: How AWS and SoftServe Are Changing the Game for Clients

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How do you keep growing a partnership after 10 years of being together? AWS and SoftServe might have some pointers

Ten whole years — since 2014, SoftServe has proudly partnered with AWS as a Premier Tier Services Partner. We've amassed 12 AWS Competencies, have two dynamic AWS Ambassadors, and boast over 500 AWS Certifications. You could say that we’ve been busy.

And we’ve stayed busy, too — doubling down on our vertical-specific expertise, building repeatable solutions and packaged offerings, and spearheading new initiatives with Generative AI and beyond. With so much afoot, it would be impossible to talk about everything we’ve done together with AWS in the last 10 years, or even in the last six months.

Still, we would be remiss not to take this opportunity to offer up some highlights. Read on to learn more about some of the most exciting developments in the decade-long partnership between AWS and SoftServe.

AWS Manufacturing and Industrial Services Competency

AWS Manufacturing and Industrial Services Competency

SoftServe secured the AWS Manufacturing and Industrial Competency in summer 2023. The recognition stemmed from our expertise in providing professional services and software solutions for an end-to-end industrial manufacturing software toolchain.

The solutions we've developed for manufacturing and industrial use include deploying digital twins, advanced artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms, robotics, 3D scanning, and more.

Click here to learn more about what SoftServe can offer manufacturers
AWS Security Competency Relaunch

AWS Security Competency Relaunch

AWS relaunched its Security Competency last year to consolidate categories and the SoftServe team was excited to earn this recognition. We achieved this thanks to our comprehensive security offerings covering Core Security, Compliance and Privacy, Application Security, and Identity and Access Management.

SoftServe understands that security solutions must align with a company’s specific workloads and use cases while remaining adaptable to evolving global security standards. It’s why our solutions and services are prepared for AWS Audit Manager, AWS Landing Zone, and client security implementation along with industry-specific cloud security specialists on hand if needed. We proudly hold the AWS Security BlackBelt Badge and offer EKS Security Assessment to further bolster cloud security efforts.

Dive deeper into our security expertise here
Expanded repeatable offerings on AWS Marketplace

Expanded repeatable offerings on AWS Marketplace

SoftServe's AWS Machine Learning LiftOff

We launched our Machine Learning (ML) LiftOff offering on the AWS Marketplace to provide a comprehensive solution for addressing the organizational challenges of deploying and managing ML on AWS.

SoftServe’s Approach:

  • Includes providing templates, reference architectures, and seamless integration with AWS Cloud services like SageMaker.

Expected Outcomes:

  • Optimized performance and reduced costs by transitioning from on-premises to cloud-based environments.
  • Improved collaboration, efficiency, and reliability in your ML workflows.
  • Faster time-to-value thanks to successful deployments and more personalized and targeted customer experiences.
SoftServe's Application Modernization Platform SAMP

SoftServe's Application Modernization Platform (SAMP)

Our Application Modernization Platform (SAMP) leverages a repeatable framework to offer standardized and customizable self-service solutions for running modern applications — expediting your company's application modernization process.

SoftServe’s Approach:

  • Combining the SAMP accelerator with the expertise of our Center of Excellence (CoE) team means organizations can swiftly establish an in-house shared services platform.

Expected Outcomes:

  • Accelerated application modernization by deploying essential components on AWS, ensuring cost-efficiency and sustainability while adhering to security standards.
  • Seamless integration with third-party solutions and streamlining existing CI/CD pipelines, significantly reducing application onboarding time.
  • Improved ROI by shortening time-to-market for new services, boosting developer velocity, standardizing application development processes, and promoting innovation cost-effectively.
Learn more about SAMP, related solutions and funding opportunities, and why app modernization is a crucial step to developing powerful Gen AI applications in an interview with Ruslan Kusov, SoftServe’s Cloud CoE Director.

Container Strategy Assessment

SoftServe’s Container Strategy Assessment (CSA) ensures alignment with your development needs no matter where you are in your business journey — whether you want to optimize your current container strategy or create a new one.

SoftServe’s Approach:

  • With three packages tailored to different container strategy maturities, SoftServe’s CSA enables you to validate or create a strategy, define reusable components for implementation and risk reduction, and prepare for app modernization.

Expected Outcomes:

  • A new container strategy with an implementation plan and repeatable components, a risk remediation plan with updates for container strategy, rounded out by engineering resource recommendations.
  • Reduced time-to-market for new features and services, boosted overall product capabilities, and decreased total cost of ownership.
SoftServe’s Cost Optimization Accelerator

SoftServe’s Cost Optimization Accelerator

SoftServe’s Cost Optimization Accelerator (COA) analyzes your cloud workloads to get the best price performance and performance/watt of energy use.

SoftServe’s Approach:

  • Built on top of EC2 instance, COA generates reports with an exportable list of running services and potential cost-saving opportunities from migrating to the Graviton processor.

Expected Outcomes:

  • Up to 40% better price performance over comparable current generation x86-based instances for a broad spectrum of workloads.
  • Up to 60% less energy for the same performance than comparable EC2 instances for greater sustainability and performance per watt of energy use.

Leading the charge for Gen AI on AWS

As the intensity around the race for Gen AI excellence continues unabated, SoftServe has redoubled its efforts to push the envelope. We ran our own internal study and found out that Gen AI increases the number and quality of software development outputs by 45%.

That level of dedication and potential is why we were chosen to be an inaugural partner of the AWS Generative AI Competency. Read on to learn more about our strides towards building a strong AWS-based Gen AI ecosystem.

Anthropic Claude 3

SoftServe’s AWS and Anthropic Generative AI Discovery and Pilot is designed to help organizations find the best opportunities in Gen AI for their business and leverage Claude 3 to its greatest extent. By identifying and managing associated risks, you can accelerate your time-to-value with a pilot based on a real use case as a foundation for an ongoing Gen AI strategy.

Developed for a deeper contextual understanding, Claude 3 from Anthropic is the pathway to enhanced intelligence, immediate results, and a new standard in data processing. New accessibility via AWS enables robust, real-time, and cost-effective AI operations for businesses around the globe.

But are you ready for the Gen AI revolution? Find out with SoftServe’s Generative AI Readiness Assessment and Proof of Concept. It helps you to:

  • Identify the possible Generative AI solutions and features using the AWS Cloud AI ecosystem best suited for your company before prioritizing use cases.
  • Determine your target audience(s) and your potential solutions’ beneficiaries.
  • Assess data availability and quality, technology readiness, feasibility, and the preparation factors required to determine your company’s readiness to pursue the most promising solution.
Amazon GuardDuty EKS Protection

SoftServe joins the launch partnership for Amazon GuardDuty EKS Protection and AWS Foundational Technical Review for Service Offerings

Amazon GuardDuty EKS Protection

With an approach that aids businesses in maintaining a rapid development trajectory and catalyzing digital evolution, SoftServe was selected as a launch partner for Amazon’s GuardDuty EKS Protection.

SoftServe boasts a wealth of expertise in crafting and executing EKS security strategies tailored to enterprises of varied scales and sectors. Our EKS Security Assessment is versatile, with a focus on enterprises who want to enhance their current EKS security postures or those transitioning from monolithic systems and seeking a comprehensive new EKS security framework.

AWS Foundational Technical Review for Service Offerings

Based on our status as a Premier Services Partner with extensive AWS experience, SoftServe joined the AWS Foundational Technical Review (FTR) for service offerings as the first pilot partner. Our SAMP offering was the first service we had validated, and we were excited to showcase its many benefits.

In a world of rising costs and increasing expectations, companies face the challenge of optimizing their infrastructure while justifying investments with clear ROI. Choosing the right partner for modernization is critical. To address this, AWS extended its AWS FTR to partner services.

To date, less than 20 worldwide AWS Partners have had their service offerings validated through FTR. You can read more about the validation process and why SAMP was chosen here.

Cheers to 10 amazing years!

We're proud to support clients deploying solutions using the most advanced AWS tech stack.

SoftServe and AWS have achieved remarkable milestones together. Whether developing solutions for the manufacturing and industrial services industry or ensuring your workloads are secure, as a non-reseller and agnostic service provider, our goal is to ensure you gain the maximum benefit from your AWS investments.

With so many exciting accomplishments in the last 10 years, we can’t wait to see what the next 10 hold for SoftServe and AWS!

Learn more about how SoftServe and AWS collaborate on our dedicated partner page!