Last month Jeff Barr challenged us to learn something new in 2016 and offered up the AWS series of January webinars as a starting point. If you happened to miss any of these last month, AWS have put together another strong lineup for February and have now shared it with the masses. As always, the webinars are free but space is limited, so if you are interested, you should sign up ahead of time if you would like to attend.

Here’s what AWS have in store for February and early March (all times are Pacific):

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In a blog post published today by Amazon, they point out that in order to achieve full benefits of moving applications to the AWS platform, it is critical to design a cloud migration model that delivers optimal cost efficiency. This includes establishing a compelling business case, acquiring new skills within the IT organization, implementing new business processes, and defining the application migration methodology to transform your business model from a traditional on-premises computing platform to a cloud infrastructure. A Practical Guide to Cloud Migration: Migrating Services to AWS white paper coauthored by AWS’s Blake Chism and Carina Veksler provides a high-level overview of the cloud migration process based on the AWS Cloud Adoption Framework (CAF) and is a great first read for customers who are thinking about cloud adoption.

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 With AWS you can replace your upfront capital expense with low variable cost and pay only for the resources you consume. AWS’s economies of scale and efficiency improvements allow AWS to continually lower prices, while multiple pricing models allow you to optimize your costs for both variable and stable workloads.

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We’re pleased to announce that our CloudRanger SaaS offering is now available in the AWS Marketplace. AWS Marketplace provides a way for customers around the globe to find, buy, and immediately start using software that runs on AWS by simplifying licensing, purchasing, and deployment of software to the AWS Cloud. With more than 2,300 software listings, AWS Marketplace includes an array of enterprise, open source, and business software products provided by APN Partners. This year, AWS has added more than 500 new listings across 800 independent software vendors (ISVs), including CloudRanger.

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This week, the latest AWS Cloud Connect event was announced by the Amazon Web Services Team. AWS Cloud Connect is a free online event designed for IT professionals looking to leverage the AWS Cloud to build and transform their business.

During this full day of webinars delivered by AWS partners, you will learn more about different aspects of Architecting on AWS, from developing web-scale applications to performance monitoring and hybrid architecture. You will be able to participate in polls and have your questions answered in real-time by the AWS partners.

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