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What's an AWS ISV?

In the world of AWS acronyms abound.  The term ISV gets thrown around a lot but it's relatively easy to unpack.  First, ISV stands for Independent Software Vendor.  What this means is a company who product or service is build in AWS Cloud, but is not an AWS product.

Digging a little deeper, there are two types of AWS partners: 1) Consulting Partners and 2) Technical Partners.  Consulting Partners provide professional services (consulting, custom application builds, system integration, managed services), while Technical Partners - also known as ISVs - provide their services on a subscription or a pay-as-you-go basis.

You can find a list of all AWS Partners, technical or otherwise, on the AWS Partner Finder:

A view of the AWS Partner Finder

Once you've completed your initial search (say with the location "Los Angeles"), you can then select only for AWS ISVs by checking the "APN Technology Partner" checkbox on the left hand side:

How to search for ISVs on the AWS Partner Finder

Date posted: October 22, 2020

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Joaquin Lippincott, CEO

Joaquin is a 20+ year technology veteran helping to lead businesses in the move to the Cloud. He frequently speaks on panels about the future of tech ranging from IoT and Machine Learning to the latest innovation in the entertainment industry.  He has helped to modernize software for industry leaders like Sony, Daimler, Intel, the Golden Globes, Siemens Wind Power, ABC, NBC, DC Comics, Warner Brothers & the Linux Foundation.

As the CEO and Founder of Metal Toad, an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner, his primary job is to "get the right people in the room".  This one responsibility is cross-functional and includes both external business development functions as well as internal delegation and leadership development.

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