Author Spotlight: Eduardo Monich Fronza, Senior Partner Solutions Architect, Linux and IBM

The Author Spotlight series pulls back the curtain on some of AWS’s most prolific authors. Read on to find out more about our very own Eduardo Monich Fronza’s journey, in his own words!

I have been a Partner Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services (AWS) for just over two years. In this period, I have had the opportunity to work in projects from different partners and customers across the globe, in multiple industry segments, using a wide variety of technologies.

At AWS, we are obsessed with our customers, and this influences all of our activities. I enjoy diving deep to understand our partners’ motivations, as well as their technical and business challenges. Plus, I work backwards from their goals, helping them build innovative solutions using AWS services—solutions that they can successfully offer to their customers and achieve their targeted business results.

Before joining AWS, I worked mainly in Brazil for many years as a middleware engineer and, later, a cloud migration architect. During this period, I travelled to my customers in North America and Europe. These experiences taught me a lot about customer-facing engagements, how to focus on customers problems, and how to work backwards from those.

When I joined AWS, I was exposed to so many new technologies and projects that I have never had any previous experience with! This was a very exciting, as it provided me with many opportunities to dive deep and learn. A couple of the places I love to go to learn new content are our AWS Architecture Blog and AWS Reference Architecture Diagrams library.

The other thing I’ve realized during my tenure is how amazing it is to work with other people at AWS. I can say that I feel very fortunate to work with a wide range of intelligent and passionate problem-solvers. My peers are always willing to help and work together to provide the best possible solutions for our partners. I believe this collaboration is one of the reasons why AWS has been able to help partners and customer be so successful in their journeys to the cloud.

AWS encourages us to dive deep and specialize in technology domains. My background as a middleware engineer has influenced my decisions, and I am passionate about application modernization and containers areas in particular. A couple of topics that I am particularly interested in are Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS (ROSA) and IBM software on AWS.

Eduardo presenting on the strategic partnership between AWS and IBM at IBM Think London 2022

This also shows how interesting it is to work with ISVs like Red Hat and IBM. It demonstrates, yet again, how AWS is customer-obsessed and works backwards from what customers need to be successful in their own rights. Regardless of if they are using AWS native services or an ISV solution on AWS, we at AWS always focus on what is right for our customers.

I am also very fond of running workshops, called Immersion Days, for our customers. And, I have recently co-authored an AWS modernization workshop with IBM, which shows how customers can use IBM Cloud Pak for Data on AWS along with AWS services to create exciting Analytics and AI/ML workloads!

In conclusion, working as a Partner Solutions Architect at AWS has been an incredibly rewarding experience for me. I work with great people, a wide range of industries and technologies, and, most importantly, help our customers and partners innovate and find success on AWS. If you are considering a career at AWS, I would highly recommend it: it’s an unparalleled working experience, and the are no shortages of opportunities to take part in exciting projects!

Eduardo’s favorite blog posts!

Deploying IBM Cloud Pak for Data on Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS

Alright, I will admit: I am being a bit biased. But, hey, this was my first blog at AWS! Many customers are looking to adopt IBM Data and AI solutions on AWS, particularly on how to use ROSA to deploy IBM Cloud Pak for Data.

So, I created a how-to deployment guide, demonstrating how a customer can take advantage of ROSA, without having to manage the lifecycle of Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform clusters. Instead, I focus on developing new solutions and innovating faster, using IBM’s integrated data and artificial intelligence platform on AWS.

IBM Cloud Pak for Integration on ROSA architecture

Unleash Mainframe Applications by Augmenting New Channels on AWS with IBM Z and Cloud Modernization Stack

Many AWS customers use the IBM mainframe for their core business-critical applications. These customers are looking for ways to build modern cloud-native applications on AWS, that often require access to business-critical data on their IBM mainframe.

This AWS Partner Network (APN) Blog post shows how these customers can integrate cloud-native applications on AWS, with workloads running on mainframes, by exposing them as industry standard RESTful APIs with a no-code approach.

Mainframe-to-AWS integration reference architecture.

Migrate and Modernize Db2 Databases to Amazon EKS Using IBM’s Click to Containerize Tool

This blog shows customers, who are exploring ways to modernize their IBM Db2 databases, can move their databases quickly and easily to Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS), ROSA and IBM’s Cloud Pak for Data products on AWS.

Scenario showing move from instance to container

Self-service AWS native service adoption in OpenShift using ACK

This Containers Blog post demonstrates how customers can use AWS Controllers for Kubernetes (ACK) to define and create AWS resources directly from within OpenShift. It allows customers to take advantage of AWS-managed services to complement the application workloads running in OpenShift, without needing to define resources outside of the cluster or run services that provide supporting capabilities like databases or message queues.

ACK is now integrated into OpenShift and being used to provide a broad collection of AWS native services presently available on the OpenShift OperatorHub.

AWS Controllers for Kubernetes workflow