AWS unveils new programme to onboard SMBs on digital platforms

AWS launches new programme for SMBs

AWS has announced the launch of AWS Lift in India, a programme focused on helping medium and large businesses with annual revenues of Rs 80 crore to Rs 625 crore to get started on their digital transformation journey.New and existing customers that join the programme will receive a starter pack of AWS Promotional Credits over 12 months, providing access to all 200 fully featured services on AWS.
According to AWS, the programme will help eligible SMBs experience the benefits of AWS services without worrying about associated costs. Their first dollar billed on AWS services will unlock $750 of AWS promotional credits in their account and increased usage of AWS services is rewarded with AWS promotional credits to offset their bill, up to a maximum of $83,500. With a minimum billing fee of just $1 and no lock-in periods or hidden fees, AWS Lift helps to alleviate cost pressures and provides SMBs with a commitment-free approach to getting started on AWS.
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