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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.

In The Works – New AMD-Powered, Compute-Optimized EC2 Instances (C5a/C5ad)

We’re getting ready to give you even more power and even more choices when it comes to EC2 instances. We will soon launch C5a and C5ad instances powered by custom second-generation AMD EPYC “Rome” processors running at frequencies as high as 3.3 GHz. You will be able to use these compute-optimized instances to run your […]

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AWS Data Exchange – Find, Subscribe To, and Use Data Products

We live in a data-intensive, data-driven world! Organizations of all types collect, store, process, analyze data and use it to inform and improve their decision-making processes. The AWS Cloud is well-suited to all of these activities; it offers vast amounts of storage, access to any conceivable amount of compute power, and many different types of […]

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15 Years of AWS Blogging!

I wrote the first post (Welcome) to this blog exactly 15 years ago today. It is safe to say that I never thought that writing those introductory sentences would lead my career in such a new and ever -challenging dimension. This seems like as good of a time as any to document and share the […]

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In the Works – AWS Region in Spain

We opened AWS Regions in Sweden, Hong Kong, and Bahrain in the span of less than a year, and are currently working on regions in Jakarta, Indonesia, Cape Town, South Africa and Milan, Italy. Coming to Spain Today I am happy to announce that the AWS Europe (Spain) Region is in the works, and will […]

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200 Amazon CloudFront Points of Presence + Price Reduction

Less than two years ago I announced the 100th Point of Presence for Amazon CloudFront. The overall Point of Presence footprint is now growing at 50% per year. Since we launched the 100th PoP in 2017, we have expanded to 77 cities in 34 countries including China, Israel, Denmark, Norway, South Africa, UAE, Bahrain, Portugal, […]

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Now Available – Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) on VMware

Last year I told you that we were working to give you Amazon RDS on VMware, with the goal of bringing many of the benefits of Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) to your on-premises virtualized environments. These benefits include the ability to provision new on-premises databases in minutes, make backups, and restore to a point […]

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