Lightbits is Now an AWS Qualified Software Partner

Most of you have seen AWS badges around and might be wondering what they really represent. There are different types of badges.  There are certification badges that are credentials that show your knowledge and skills in a specific AWS discipline. These badges are automatically issued when you earn an AWS certification.  AWS badges are directly tied to AWS Skill Builder. There are also special badges available for partners as well.  These are the ones I want to talk about today.

Lightbits has become a formal AWS Qualified Software Partner.  The Lightbits Cloud Data Platform on AWS delivers agility, flexibility, high performance, and predictable and lower costs enabling cloud migration for analytic, transactional, and storage-intensive database workloads. The software-defined, disaggregated, and scalable architecture allows dynamic scaling of storage performance and capacity with consistently low latency and works within most orchestration environments such as Kubernetes, VMware or OpenStack. Lightbits offers the ability to provision high-performance persistent volumes to applications, protecting data from failures, while at the same time offering the rich data services enterprise IT organizations desire. Lightbits is easy to use, plugging directly into Virtual Machines (VMs) and supports hybrid deployments offering the flexibility to port the license between on-premises storage servers and AWS storage-optimized VMs.

In our pivot to the cloud, Lightbits recently completed the AWS Foundational Technical Review (FTR) and, as such, we received two AWS partner badges – Partner and Qualified Software. The FTR validates Lightbits as a viable data platform on AWS. And the badges are a signal to organizations running or planning to migrate their workloads to AWS that they can do so with the confidence that Lightbits has optimized its cloud data platform for the best cloud-quality experience on AWS.

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What does this mean to our customers? According to AWS, “The FTR provides specific guidelines to adopt a subset of AWS best practices to reduce risks around security, reliability, and operational excellence, as defined by the AWS Well-Architected Framework.”  This means our software was designed to be a secure, high-performing, resilient, and efficient infrastructure for a variety of high-performance applications and DB workloads like Oracle and PostgreSQL, non-relational databases as well as Kubernetes. It means we are built around AWS’ six pillars—operational excellence, security, reliability, performance efficiency, cost optimization, and sustainability. The FTR program enables Lightbits to build the foundation as we scale our offering on AWS. (Illustration 1)

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Illustration 1: Lightbits implementation in AWS.

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