Today at AWS re:Invent, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ:AMZN), announced three new AWS Partner Network (APN) programs - the AWS Service Delivery Program, the APN Public Sector Partner Program, and the VMware Cloud™ on AWS Partner Program - that will support and differentiate APN partners who provide solutions and expertise for specific services, workloads, and industry verticals. AWS also launched two new AWS Competencies that enable and promote partners who have demonstrated proven success in Financial Services and Internet of Things (IoT). To help customers more easily find the right partner and solution for their specific business needs, AWS launched the APN Partner Solutions Finder, a new website where customers can search for, discover, and connect with APN Partners. AWS also announced that the AWS Marketplace has grown to more than 3,500 listings from 1,100 independent software vendors (ISVs) across 35 different categories, enabling customers to easily purchase and deploy even more software that is pre-configured for the AWS Cloud. For more information, visit http://aws.amazon.com/partners. AWS customers across regions and industries turn to APN Partners for specialized technology and expertise that helps them solve a diverse set of business challenges and get the most out of the expanding range of AWS services. With 60 percent of APN Partners headquartered outside of the U.S., customers around the globe can find the tools and services they need to take full advantage of the AWS Cloud. More than 10,000 new partners have joined the APN in the past 12 months, offering customers an ever-expanding selection of software solutions hosted on, or integrated with, AWS. And, thousands of new APN Consulting Partners are available to help design, architect, build, migrate, and manage customer workloads and applications. AWS customers also continue to turn to AWS Marketplace for their software needs, and today customers around the world are using over 300 million hours a month of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) to run AWS Marketplace products.