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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.

AWS re:Invent 2013 Video re:Cap

If you were not able to make the trip to Las Vegas for AWS re:Invent, you missed an action-packed week. Lee Zen and I spent a lot of time recording videos to capture the excitement. Here are the videos, along with some links to additional information. Watch the following videos (11 minutes of content altogether) […]

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AWS Week in Review – November 11, 2013

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, November 11 I published a new AWS Report video featuring Joe Vaccaro of Citrix. We announced a Bunch of New Features for Amazon Redshift. We announced that AWS Identity and Access Management can now use SAML. We announced AWS Marketplace Integration for […]

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A New Generation of EC2 Instances for Compute-Intensive Workloads

Many AWS customers run CPU-bound, compute-intensive workloads on Amazon EC2, often using parallel processing frameworks such as Hadoop to distribute work and collect results. This includes batch data processing, analytics, high-performance scientific computing, 3D rendering, engineering, and simulation. To date these needs have been met by the existing members of our compute-optimized instance families — […]

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Coming Soon – The I2 Instance Type – High I/O Performance Via SSD

Earlier today, Amazon.com CTO Werner Vogels announced the upcoming I2 instance type from the main stage of AWS re:Invent! The I2 instances are optimized for high performance random I/O. They are a great fit for transactional systems and NoSQL databases like Cassandra and MongoDB. The instances use 2.5 GHz intel Xeon E5-2670v2 processors with Turbo […]

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