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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.

New – The Next Generation (I3en) of I/O-Optimized EC2 Instances

Amazon’s Customer Obsession leadership principle says: Leaders start with the customer and work backwards. They work vigorously to earn and keep customer trust. Although leaders pay attention to competitors, they obsess over customers. Starting from the customer and working backwards means that we do not invent in a vacuum. Instead, we speak directly to our […]

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New – Amazon S3 Batch Operations

AWS customers routinely store millions or billions of objects in individual buckets, taking advantage of S3’s scale, durability, low cost, security, and storage options. These customers store images, videos, log files, backups, and other mission-critical data, and use S3 as a crucial part of their data storage strategy. Batch Operations Today, I would like to […]

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Use AWS Transit Gateway & Direct Connect to Centralize and Streamline Your Network Connectivity

Last year I showed you how to Use an AWS Transit Gateway to Simplify Your Network Architecture. As I said at the time: You can connect your existing VPCs, data centers, remote offices, and remote gateways to a managed Transit Gateway, with full control over network routing and security, even if your VPCs, Active Directories, […]

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New – Amazon Managed Blockchain – Create & Manage Scalable Blockchain Networks

Trust is a wonderful thing, and is the basis for almost every business and personal relationship or transaction. In some cases, trust is built up over an extended period of time, reinforced with each successful transaction and seen as an integral part of the relationship. In other situations, there’s no time to accumulate trust and […]

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The AWS DeepRacer League Virtual Circuit is Now Open – Train Your Model Today!

is a 1/18th scale four-wheel drive car with a considerable amount of onboard hardware and software. Starting at re:Invent 2018 and continuing with the AWS Global Summits, you have the opportunity to get hands-on experience with a DeepRacer. At these events, you can train a model using reinforcement learning, and then race it around a […]

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Now Available – Elastic Fabric Adapter (EFA) for Tightly-Coupled HPC Workloads

We announced Elastic Fabric Adapter (EFA) at re:Invent 2018 and made it available in preview form at the time. During the preview, AWS customers put EFA through its paces on a variety of tightly-coupled HPC workloads, providing us with valuable feedback and helping us to fine-tune the final product. Now Available Today I am happy […]

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