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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 AWS License Manager – Manage Software Licenses and Enforce Licensing Rules

When you make use of commercial, licensed software in the using a BYOL (Bring Your Own License) strategy, you need to make sure that you stay within the provisions of the license, while also avoiding expensive over-provisioning. This can be a challenge when it is so easy to launch instances on demand whenever you need […]

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AWS Launches, Previews, and Pre-Announcements at re:Invent 2018 – Andy Jassy Keynote

As promised in Welcome to AWS re:Invent 2018, here’s a summary of the launches, previews, and pre-announcements from Andy Jassy’s keynote. I have included links to allow you to sign up for previews, as appropriate. (photo from AWS Community Hero Eric Hammond) Launches Here are the blog posts that we wrote for today’s launches: Amazon […]

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AWS DeepRacer – Go Hands-On with Reinforcement Learning at re:Invent

Reinforcement Learning is a type of machine learning that works when an “agent” is allowed to act on a trial-and-error basis within an interactive environment, using feedback from those actions to learn over time in order to reach a predetermined goal or to maximize some type of score or reward. This stands in contrast to […]

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New – Amazon FSx for Lustre

A pebibyte (PiB – 1,125,899,906,842,624 bytes) is an impressive amount of data, slightly less than half of the estimated memory capacity of a human brain. Data lakes, High-Performance Computing (HPC), and Electronic Design Automation (EDA) applications traditionally work at this scale, as do more recent data-intensive applications such as Machine Learning and media processing. Amazon […]

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New – Amazon FSx for Windows File Server – Fast, Fully Managed, and Secure

Organizations that want to run Windows applications on the cloud are commonly looking for network file storage that’s fully compatible with their applications and their Windows environments. For example, enterprises use Active Directory for identification and Windows Access Control Lists for fine-grained control over access to folders and files, and their applications typically rely on […]

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AWS Ground Station – Ingest and Process Data from Orbiting Satellites

Did you know that there are currently thousands of satellites orbiting the Earth? I certainly did not, and would have guessed a few hundred at most. Today, high school and college students design, fabricate, and launch nano-, pico-, and even femto-satellites such as CubeSats, PocketQubes, and SunCubes. On the commercial side, organizations of any size […]

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Monday Night Live re:Invent 2018

AWS Launches, Previews, and Pre-Announcements at re:Invent 2018 – Monday Night Live

As promised in Welcome to AWS re:Invent 2018, here’s a summary of the launches, previews, and pre-announcements from Monday Night Live! Launches Here are detailed blog posts & whats new pages for tonight’s launches: AWS Global Accelerator for Availability and Performance. Use an AWS Transit Gateway to Simplify Your Network Architecture. C5n Instances with 100 […]

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Firecracker – Lightweight Virtualization for Serverless Computing

One of my favorite Amazon Leadership Principles is Customer Obsession. When we launched , we focused on giving developers a secure experience so that they could avoid managing infrastructure. In order to attain the desired level of isolation we used dedicated EC2 instances for each customer. This approach allowed us to meet our security goals […]

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New C5n Instances with 100 Gbps Networking

We launched the powerful, compute-intensive C5 instances last year, and followed up with the C5d instances earlier this year with the addition of local NVMe storage. Both instances are built on the AWS Nitro system and are powered by AWS-custom 3.0 Ghz Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8000 series processors. They are designed for compute-heavy applications such […]

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