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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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Managing SaaS Identity Through Custom Attributes and Amazon Cognito

Identity is a fundamental design decision that software as a service (SaaS) architects must consider when developing a multi-tenant system. Developers who are building SaaS applications must be able to identify a user, the tenant associated with the user, the user’s permissions, and the relationship a tenant has with the provider, such as usage plan or tier. In this post for SaaS Technology Partners, I will explore how to architect a multi-tenant system and identify tenant context and role using Amazon Cognito.

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AWS MSP Program

Solving Next-Gen Problems for Next-Gen Cloud Adopters

The first generation of cloud adopters had a massive advantage over the mid-market and enterprise customers who came after them—their applications were born in the cloud. They did not have years, even decades, of legacy infrastructure running these new apps, so they were largely unencumbered to go “all-in” on AWS. Today, a new generation of companies is navigating a journey to AWS, and those companies have a very different set of challenges to overcome.

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AWS Marketplace Announces the Availability of Seller Private Offers

As AWS Marketplace customers make larger commitments, they often request special pricing or end-user license terms. AWS now makes it possible for customers to receive private offers with pre-negotiated pricing and end-user license terms directly through AWS Marketplace. This new feature is available to any AWS Marketplace software seller participating in the Enhanced Data Sharing (EDS) program that compensates their sales team for AWS Marketplace sales.

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Next-Gen Managed Services Security: Social Engineering

APN Partners new to managed services often have questions about how to protect their customers from social engineering attacks and how to best test themselves to meet APN Program requirements. In the same way a traditional MSP is responsible for the physical security of your datacenter, a next-gen MSP is a customer’s trusted resource for helping maintain their portion of the Shared Responsibility Model. Instead of physical keys, the MSP is their customer’s gatekeepers into the cloud.

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