Amazon Web Services (AWS), an Amazon company, has introduced new programs, solution competencies, and partner benefits for its AWS Partner Network (APN) program.

The AWS Partner Network (APN) program, which provides technical, business and marketing support for the AWS partner ecosystem, has grown to more than 8,000 technology and consulting partners worldwide, says the Seattle giant.

The number of products available in the AWS Marketplace has increased 71 percent, and hours of usage of AWS Marketplace products has increased by more than 700 percent, according to Amazon.