Amazon Web Services (AWS) said its free AWS Test Drive will enable Indian businesses to evaluate and experience local AWS Partner Network (APN) software solutions on the AWS Cloud.
The freely available AWS Test Drives, preconfigured, ready-to-use, private IT sandbox environments, will assist enterprises to learn, experience, and evaluate software solutions on the AWS Cloud before buying.
AWS Test Drive includes a guided tour video, step-by-step manual, and free AWS server time to 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.
The program benefits channel partners in India by enabling them to lower business development costs and accelerate customer engagement.
Global APN partners such as SAP, Oracle, Red Hat, Microsoft, Trend Micro, and Esri have already adopted AWS Test Drive program.
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.
Varoon Rajani, CEO of BlazeClan Technologies, said: “AWS Test Drive Program gives our customers a chance to quickly evaluate our solution and help them understand how they can monetize content faster and meet their SLAs. This program takes customer engagement to the next level and we look forward to working with the AWS team to roll out additional AWS Test Drives for the benefit of our customers.”
Deepak Mittal, chief executive officer, IntelliGrape Software, said: “We are committed to promoting cloud computing as an important way for customers to build highly scalable and available applications to help them grow their businesses.. We also look forward to adding more applications to the AWS Test Drive program.”