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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 – VMware Cloud on AWS

The long-standing trend toward on-premises virtualization has helped many enterprises to increase operational efficiency and to wring out as much value from their data center as possible. Along the way, they have built up a substantial repertoire of architectural skills and operational experience, but now find that they are struggling to match public cloud economics […]

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Amazon ElastiCache for Redis Update – Sharded Clusters, Engine Improvements, and More

Many AWS customers use to implement a fast, in-memory data store for their applications. We launched Amazon ElastiCache for Redis in 2013 and have added snapshot exports to S3, a refreshed engine, scale-up capabilities, tagging, and support for Multi-AZ operation with automatic failover over the past year or so. Today we are adding a healthy […]

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X1 Instance Update – X1.16xlarge + More Regions

Earlier this year we made the x1.32xlarge instance available. With nearly 2 TiB of memory, this instance type is a great fit for memory-intensive big data, caching, and analytics workloads. Our customers are running the SAP HANA in-memory database, large-scale Apache Spark and Hadoop jobs, and many types of high performance computing (HPC) workloads. Today […]

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AWS Blog Usability Panel (Seattle or Remote)

In order to make sure that the AWS Blog is meeting your information and entertainment needs, we are planning to conduct some usability panels later this month. We are looking for a mix or local (Seattle) and remote participants with any level of experience reading the blog and/or using AWS. If you participate in a […]

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AWS Week in Review – October 3, 2016

Twenty external and internal contributors worked together to create this edition of the AWS Week in Review. If you would like to join the party (with the possibility of a free lunch at re:Invent), please visit the AWS Week in Review on GitHub. Monday October 3 Mistwire.com kicked off a series of articles on studying […]

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IPv6 Support Update – CloudFront, WAF, and S3 Transfer Acceleration

As a follow-up to our recent announcement of IPv6 support for Amazon S3, I am happy to be able to tell you that IPv6 support is now available for , Amazon S3 Transfer Acceleration, and and that all 60+ CloudFront edge locations now support IPv6. We are enabling IPv6 in a phased rollout that starts […]

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