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Introducing the AWS Machine Learning Competency

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are being applied to every imaginable use case—protecting users from fraud, improving customer experience, helping people discover entertainment easier, and predicting when maintenance is needed in industrial equipment. To help take this growing market forward, we are proud to launch the AWS Machine Learning Competency, showcasing industry-leading APN Partners that have deep expertise and proven customer success in AI and ML.

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Blu Genius for Mainframe to AWS Cloud-Native Transformation

Many organizations face mainframe challenges—decades-old mainframe-centric application portfolio is expensive, monolithic, rigid, and slow to evolve. Blu Genius is a legacy-COBOL-to-Cloud portal powered by Blu Age Velocity. It automates the transformation from mainframe legacy languages, databases, and file-systems to agile service-oriented applications on AWS. You can try Blu Genius live and for free with preloaded code and data samples by registering at blugenius.com.

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Level Up Your Cloud Skills and get AWS Certified at re:Invent 2017

If you are heading to AWS re:Invent 2017 or sending members of your team to Las Vegas for the sold-out conference, you can join our growing community of cloud experts with AWS Certification. Becoming AWS Certified helps you gain credibility for your AWS expertise and enables organizations to identify skilled professionals to lead IT initiatives. The AWS Certification Exam Testing Center is open throughout the week of re:Invent, but seats are limited. We strongly recommend reserving your spot in advance.

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APN Premier Partner Onica to Focus Exclusively on AWS Services

CorpInfo, an APN Premier Consulting Partner and Managed Service Provider, has changed its name to Onica and announced a strategic shift to focus exclusively on AWS services and solutions. Onica joined the APN in 2013 and quickly became a Premier Consulting Partner. The company has since completed more than 400 AWS engagements and now boasts over 150 AWS certifications with customers spending more than $100 million a year on the cloud.

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New Auto Scaling Support for NGINX Plus on AWS

The updated NGINX Plus on AWS Quick Start uses customizable AWS CloudFormation templates to automate design, configuration, and setup tasks, and deploys NGINX Plus on AWS in less than 30 minutes. It’s designed to kick-start application migrations by deploying a turn-key NGINX Plus application delivery infrastructure. The AWS Quick Start enables you to spin up an entire NGINX Plus load-balancing and application delivery infrastructure with minimal effort.

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Don’t Miss These Sessions at Global Partner Summit on Nov. 27-28

As you make plans to attend the Global Partner Summit at AWS re:Invent 2017, be sure to reserve a seat in the sessions you want by browsing our catalog and using your re:Invent account to register. You may register on the GPS website or via the mobile app—available on iTunes and Google Play. By reserving a seat, you get a guaranteed spot in the sessions you want—as long as you arrive at least 10 minutes before it starts. Here are some sessions that you can still register to attend at the Global Partner Summit.

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Know Before You Go: An APN Partner’s Guide to AWS re:Invent 2017

We’re excited to connect with APN Partners from around the globe at AWS re:Invent 2017. To help you plan ahead, we’ve rounded up a number of things to check out while you are in Las Vegas. The AWS Global Partner Summit is taking over the MGM Grand on November 27 and 28 for two days of partner-focused content, including the keynote by Terry Wise. Join us Monday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Hakkasan Nightclub and Restaurant for drinks and appetizers with the AWS team and other APN Partners.

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Download the Updated Marketing Toolkit for APN Partners

The updated APN Marketing Toolkit contains guidance on use of AWS logos and icons, as well as messaging guidelines to help you build engaging marketing collateral that follows AWS co-branding guidelines. The toolkit provides information and resources, including clear do’s and don’ts, PR guidelines, links to download high resolution brand files, and general co-marketing resources and best practices. The toolkit is intended for use by APN Partners that are Standard Tier and above.

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50% Discount for AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate Beta Exam

The AWS Training and Certification team is hosting a beta for an updated version of our ‘Solutions Architect – Associate’ exam. This exam is intended for individuals who have the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively demonstrate how to design distributed systems on AWS. Participants in this beta will be the first to take the new exam, which features questions reflecting current AWS features, services, and best practices. We are offering the beta exam at only $75 USD—a 50% discount—until Nov. 22.

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AWS Strengthens Support for Microsoft SQL Server Customers

There are many innovations that help customers run Microsoft SQL Server workloads on AWS. We recently released a Quick Start featuring SIOS DataKeeper Cluster Edition, and we increased the maximum storage capacity for Amazon RDS instances running Microsoft SQL Server from 4 TB to 16 TB. In addition, Amazon RDS for Microsoft SQL Server gained the ability to reconfigure volume type and Provisioned IOPS (PIOPS) upon snapshot restore.

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