AWS News Blog

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.

EC2 Expansion – G2 and C3 Instances in Additional Regions

I’ll be brief! We are making two types of Amazon EC2 instances available in even more AWS Regions. G2 Expansion EC2’s g2 instances are designed for applications that require 3D graphics capabilities. Each instance includes an NVIDIA GRID™ GPU with 1,536 parallel processing cores and 4 Gigabytes of RAM and hardware-powered video encoding. The g2.2xlarge […]

Read More

Amazon RDS for SQL Server With Multi-AZ

The Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) simplifies the process of setting up, running, and scaling your MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL, or Microsoft SQL Server database so that you can focus on your application instead of on complex and time-consuming database administration chores. Many AWS customers are using RDS in demanding production environments and take advantage of […]

Read More

AWS Week in Review – May 12, 2014

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, May 12 We announced that the Amazon Simple WorkFlow Service now Supports Amazon CloudTrail. We announced that AWS CloudFormation now Supports Parameter-Only Stack Updates and Updates to the Stack Notification Logic. We announced that AWS Elastic Load Balancing now Supports Resource-Level Permissions. The […]

Read More

AWS OpsWorks With Amazon RDS

AWS OpsWorks is an application management service. You define your application as a set of layers within a stack. Each stack provides information about the packages to be installed and configured, and can also provision any necessary AWS resources, as defined within a particular OpsWorks Layer. OpsWorks also scales your application as needed, driven by […]

Read More

New Features for Amazon AppStream – YUV444 Color and Logging

You can use AppStream to build complex applications that run from simple devices, unconstrained by the compute power, storage, or graphical rendering capabilities of the device. Your application can take advantage of the new and powerful g2 instance type, including high-performance GPU-powered rendering of 2D and 3D graphics. To learn more about AppStream, see my […]

Read More