Amazon Web Services (AWS) has launched AWS Test Drive in India to enable businesses to evaluate and experience local AWS Partner Network (APN) software solutions on the AWS Cloud.
AWS Test Drives are preconfigured, ready-to-use, private IT sandbox environments that are provided to customers free of charge to help them learn about, experience, and evaluate software solutions on the AWS Cloud prior to making a purchase decision. Developed by APN consulting and technology partners, each AWS Test Drive includes a guided tour video, step-by-step manual, and enough free AWS server time to instantly launch and explore a live enterprise solution stack on the AWS platform. AWS Test Drives accelerate the sales cycles for APN partners by allowing customers to quickly assess solution value.
“Since launching AWS Test Drive program in November 2013, more than 150 Test Drives have been developed by our global partner ecosystem and are being used extensively by their customers,” said Shane Owenby, Managing Director of Amazon Web Services, Asia Pacific. “We are pleased to bring the AWS Test Drive program to India to provide local customers a no-cost way to thoroughly evaluate powerful software offerings on AWS prior to purchase. The program further benefits channel partners in India by enabling them to lower business development costs and accelerate customer engagement.”
The AWS Test Drive program has already been adopted by many global APN partners such as SAP, Oracle, Red Hat, Microsoft, Trend Micro, and Esri. More than 20 Indian APN partners have built their AWS Test Drives at launch, including BlazeClan Technologies, Indusface, Cloud Kinetics, IntelliGrape Software, and Sanovi Technologies.