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Jeff Barr

Author: Jeff Barr

Jeff Barr is Chief Evangelist for AWS. He started this blog in 2004 and has been writing posts just about non-stop ever since.

Welcome to AWS Storage Day 2020

Our first-ever Storage Day in November 2019 (Welcome to AWS Storage Day) was a big success. We were able to take a multitude of significant announcements related to AWS Storage services and summarize them in a single post, with longer and more detailed posts as needed. Today, we are doing it again, so welcome to […]

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In the Works – AWS Region in Hyderabad, India

We opened the AWS Regions in South Africa and Italy earlier this year and are currently working on regions in Indonesia, Japan, Spain, and Switzerland. Second AWS Region in India We launched the Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Region in June 2016, giving enterprises, public sector organizations, startups, and SMBs access to state-of-the-art public cloud infrastructure. In […]

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New – GPU-Equipped EC2 P4 Instances for Machine Learning & HPC

The Amazon EC2 team has been providing our customers with GPU-equipped instances for nearly a decade. The first-generation Cluster GPU instances were launched in late 2010, followed by the G2 (2013), P2 (2016), P3 (2017), G3 (2017), P3dn (2018), and G4 (2019) instances. Each successive generation incorporates increasingly-capable GPUs, along with enough CPU power, memory, […]

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AWS Nitro Enclaves – Isolated EC2 Environments to Process Confidential Data

When I first told you about the AWS Nitro System, I said: The Nitro system is a rich collection of building blocks that can be assembled in many different ways, giving us the flexibility to design and rapidly deliver EC2 instance types with an ever-broadening selection of compute, storage, memory, and networking options. To date, […]

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New EBS Volume Type (io2) – 100x Higher Durability and 10x More IOPS/GiB

We launched EBS Volumes with Provisioned IOPS way back in 2012. These volumes are a great fit for your most I/O-hungry and latency-sensitive applications because you can dial in the level of performance that you need, and then (with the launch of Elastic Volumes in 2017) change it later. Over the years, we have increased […]

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