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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.

Join the preview for new memory-optimized, AWS Graviton4-powered Amazon EC2 instances (R8g)

We are opening up a preview of the next generation of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances. Equipped with brand-new Graviton4 processors, the new R8g instances will deliver better price performance than any existing memory-optimized instance. The R8g instances are suitable for your most demanding memory-intensive workloads: big data analytics, high-performance databases, in-memory caches […]

Announcing the new Amazon S3 Express One Zone high performance storage class

Update (January 24, 2024) – The original version of this post used the s3 sync command to copy objects from my local directory to the storage bucket. The newest version of this command does not support copying to directory buckets, so I have revised the example to use s3 cp instead. — Jeff; The new […]

Announcing new diagnostic tools for AWS Partner-Led Support (PLS) participants

We have added a set of diagnostic tools that will give participants in the AWS Partner-Led Support program access to diagnostic tools that will empower them to do an even better job of supporting their customers. Intro to AWS Partner-Led Support This AWS Partner Network (APN) program enables AWS Partners to act as the customer’s […]

FlexGroup Volume Management for Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP is now available

You can now create, manage, and back up your Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP FlexGroup volumes using the AWS Management Console, the Amazon FSx CLI, and the AWS SDK. FlexGroups can be as large as 20 petabytes and offer greater performance for demanding workloads. Before this launch you could only create them using the ONTAP […]

Introducing shared VPC support for Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP

You can now create Multi-AZ FSx for ONTAP file systems in VPCs that have been shared with you by other accounts in the same AWS Organization. This highly requested feature enables a clean separation of duties between network administrators and storage administrators, and makes it possible to create storage that’s durable, highly available, and accessible […]

IAM Access Analyzer updates: Find unused access, check policies before deployment

We are launching two new features for AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) Access Analyzer today: Unused Access Analyzer – A new analyzer that continuously monitors roles and users looking for permissions that are granted but not actually used. Central security teams can take advantage of a dashboard view that will help them to find […]

New Amazon WorkSpaces Thin Client provides cost-effective, secure access to virtual desktops

The new Amazon WorkSpaces Thin Client improves end-user and IT staff productivity with cost-effective, secure, easy-to-manage access to virtual desktops. The devices are preconfigured and shipped directly to the end user, ready to deploy, connect, and use. Here’s my testing setup: The Thin Client is a small cube that connects directly to a monitor, keyboard, […]