Heropa is proud to share that we’ve achieved the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Foundational Technical Review (FTR) certification. The AWS FTR ensures that AWS Partner products and solutions meet a specific set of requirements based around security, reliability and operational excellence, as defined by the AWS Well-Architected Framework. This milestone showcases our unwavering commitment to delivering a secure solution that adheres to the highest technical safety standards.

As a leader in the Virtual IT labs category, Heropa’s single-tenant SaaS platform enables organizations to deliver instructor-led and self-paced training containing hands-on labs, and create sales demo and POC environments of real-world scenarios. With Heropa’s focus on security, ISO/IEC 27001 certification, and now with AWS FTR certification, our clients can trust that our platform has undergone rigorous assessment and meets the most stringent technical security standards set forth by Amazon Web Services.

“We have a long-standing relationship with AWS, including our recent collaboration to introduce on-demand macOS environments to the Heropa platform using Amazon EC2 Mac instances. For the AWS FTR, the Heropa team worked closely with AWS experts to ensure our platform continues to remain resilient, secure and innovative for our customers. The successful completion of the AWS FTR further solidifies our strong partnership with AWS.”

Jason Kinsella, Director, Heropa

Heropa is excited to continue to partner with AWS as it implements its ambitious technology roadmap, which includes an AWS Marketplace listing and disposable AWS cloud accounts.

About Heropa

Heropa’s mission is to simplify the delivery of complex software environments so hands-on learning can happen. We use groundbreaking technology to provide virtual IT labs to enterprise software companies and training organisations to drive better ROI on training budgets and sales enablement.

Heropa’s clients run virtual labs on AWS’s high performance infrastructure across 20 locations globally to hold virtual instructor-led classrooms and events; deliver hands-on, self-paced software training; and showcase complex software in sales demos and POCs.

Discover Heropa today at https://www.heropa.com/ , or contact us for a demo.

We’re thrilled to share that on-demand macOS desktops are now available in Heropa. Leveraging Amazon EC2 Mac instances, Heropa now provides access to cloud-hosted macOS instances at global scale.

Jason Kinsella, CEO of Heropa, explains:

“Software companies and training organizations can now use Heropa to give training participants a macOS desktop for hands-on practice during instructor-led and self-paced training. macOS virtual machines can be quickly provisioned, with flexibility to scale up or down as needed. This presents an appealing alternative for software companies previously shipping physical Macbooks to training sites, or locked in to fixed term contracts with a committed capacity.

In addition, the seamless integration of AWS EC2 Mac instances into complex sales demo and POC environments in Heropa allows cybersecurity software companies to create a true reflection of their customers’ setup which previously wasn’t possible.

We’re delighted to solve a major pain point for our customers by giving them access to high performance macOS desktops running natively on real Apple hardware. I’m also excited to continue expanding our partnership with AWS to develop innovative solutions to our customers’ needs.”

Learn more about using macOS desktops on-demand with Heropa here.

We’re excited to share that Heropa has achieved Microsoft Co-sell Ready (“co-sell”) status.

The Microsoft co-sell program is a top-tier Microsoft partner program, and enables us to work with Microsoft’s sales organization to accelerate the growth of Heropa Virtual IT labs platform on Microsoft Azure. The co-sell program has generated more than $9.5 billion in contracted partner revenue and over 36,000 IP co-sell wins since its launch in 2017.

“Achieving the ‘Co-sell Ready’ status reflects our strong relationship with Microsoft and their ongoing support of Heropa in the Microsoft ScaleUp Program. We look forward to working with Microsoft to further grow Heropa,” said Jason Kinsella, CEO of Heropa.

Heropa is the pre-eminent Virtual IT labs platform for businesses that want to sell or train their software via labs and consolidate their solutions around Microsoft. Heropa leverages many of Microsoft Azure’s custom capabilities including nested virtualization capability to provide access to hands-on labs on demand. By allowing users to directly access labs with Hyper V, they can easily create labs and build courses that require installation of bare metal virtual machines.

Heropa’s clients run virtual labs on Microsoft Azure’s high performance infrastructure across 20 locations globally to hold virtual instructor-led classrooms and events; deliver hands-on, self-paced software training; and showcase complex software in sales demos and POCs.

To view Heropa’s listing on Microsoft AppSource, please click here.