Onica Showcases Advanced Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning Capabilities at AWS re:Invent 2019

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Onica, a Premier Consulting Partner in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN) and AWS Managed Service Provider (MSP), announced today the launch of Onica’s IoT Cloud , a collection of AWS CloudFormation resources that ease and accelerate the deployment of, and time to insight from Internet of Things (IoT) devices. The cloud native services provider boasts over 500 AWS certifications and 9 AWS Competencies, offering a full spectrum of cloud capabilities.

Onica has differentiated itself in the APN with their ability to accelerate the innovative capabilities of the cloud such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Big Data, and IoT. At AWS re:Invent 2018, Onica launched a proprietary IoT Cloud Developer Kit, which provided physical IoT hardware to help customers quickly prototype connected devices. IoT Cloud, the next evolution of Onica’s IoT Cloud suite, is a cloud configuration tool that is designed to codify best practices in building a serverless IoT backend on AWS to easily create serverless ingestion pipelines, device monitoring metrics, and accelerate data flow from IoT devices.

Onica’s IoT, AI, and ML capabilities will be on full display at AWS re:Invent 2019 as Onica has developed a hands-on interactive lab for attendees to work with the IoT Cloud Developer Kit and IoT Cloud. The Onica.create(AI.Magic) experience will guide attendees through the hardware assembly of an IoT-enabled ‘magic wand.’ Participants will then leverage Amazon SageMaker to train wand gestures. After testing their models, their complete IoT experience can be realized as they use the ‘Magic Wand’ to navigate a ‘Wizard’ through a virtual maze using only the gestures trained into their magic wand. All participants who successfully complete the lab within the 30-minute time limit will take home their own IoT Cloud DevKit. The Onica.create(AI.Magic) lab can be found at AWS re:Invent 2019 in the Quad at ARIA, Booth 508. To learn more, please visit onica.com/reinvent.

The IoT Cloud Developer Kit along with IoT Cloud is designed to provide customers an opportunity to prototype IoT-enabled applications quickly and painlessly, letting them leverage the full suite of AWS analytics services for device data. Onica’s IoT Cloud allows customers to spend more time focused on the business value of IoT applications, rather than the undifferentiated heavy lifting of connectivity, charging, provisioning, device management, and security.

“With more than 25 billion connected devices in use by 2021, it’s critical that developers have access to the tools and services that will give their IoT applications a competitive edge,” said Tolga Tarhan, Chief Technology Officer at Onica. “With IoT Cloud and the IoT Cloud Developer Kit, we’re excited to help developers increase efficiencies and drive actual business value from their applications.”

Earlier this year, Onica announced it had agreed to be acquired by Rackspace. The acquisition brings Onica’s innovative professional services and strategic advisory expertise including application and infrastructure modernization, serverless development, containers, and IoT to the Rackspace portfolio, complementing its existing managed cloud services capabilities.

AWS re:Invent 2019 takes place from December 2-6 in Las Vegas. The Onica.create(AI.Magic) lab can be found at AWS re:Invent 2019 in the Quad at ARIA, Booth 508. To learn more about the Onica.create(AI.Magic) lab, please visit onica.com/reinvent.


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