Three Steps to Getting Started

APS packaging simplifies how services interact and are sold together through reseller channels. To prepare your application, follow these three steps:

LEARN what it means to APS package your offering

Tips for learning how to APS package your application:

  • Take the APS Packaging Training available from Parallels and other supporting partners to see real-world examples from experts that have developed dozens of APS packages. This is the recommended method for learning how to APS package a solution.

  • Read the APS Packaging Documentation available on this site. If you like to just dive in and learn by reading technical documents, this is the best way to get started.

  • Understand the automation platform or control panel that will ultimately offer your APS application. Researching the technology and user experience of the specific distribution channel will give you the full context to build a highly deployable package.

Build your APS PACKAGE

Two options for APS packaging your application:

  • Work with an APS-trained Solutions Integrator (SI) partner that has packaged many other ISV cloud service offerings. APS SIs have the experience to advise you on the most cost-effective way to package your offering.

  • APS package your service yourself using the tools and sandboxes provided on this site. By registering a user account on the developer dashboard, you can request and manage test and development environments for your APS package, and request email technical support.

Test and VALIDATE that your package works

Use the APS Sandbox:

The final packaging step is to validate your working package in the APS sandbox. Once you validate that your package complies with the APS standard, it will be automatically listed in theĀ APS Application Catalog. Some partners, including Parallels, offer enhanced certifications that require third-party validation and additional documentation.

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