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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 – NVMe Reservations for Amazon Elastic Block Store io2 Volumes

Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) io2 and io2 Block Express volumes now support storage fencing using NVMe reservations. As I learned while writing this post, storage fencing is used to regulate access to storage for a compute or database cluster, ensuring that just one host in the cluster has permission to write to the […]

AWS Weekly Roundup: R7iz Instances, Amazon Connect, CloudWatch Logs, and Lots More (Sept. 11, 2023)

Looks like it is my turn once again to write the AWS Weekly Roundup. I wrote and published the first one on April 16, 2012 — just 4,165 short day ago! Last Week’s Launches Here are some of the launches that caught my eye last week: R7iz Instances – Optimized for high CPU performance and […]

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Mountpoint for Amazon S3 – Generally Available and Ready for Production Workloads

Update (September 2023) – Add information about enabling file deletion. Mountpoint for Amazon S3 is an open source file client that makes it easy for your file-aware Linux applications to connect directly to Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) buckets. Announced earlier this year as an alpha release, it is now generally available and ready […]

New Seventh-Generation General Purpose Amazon EC2 Instances (M7i-Flex and M7i)

Today we are launching Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) M7i-Flex and M7i instances powered by custom 4th generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors available only on AWS, that offer the best performance among comparable Intel processors in the cloud – up to 15% faster than Intel processors utilized by other cloud providers. M7i-Flex instances are […]

Prime Day 2023 Powered by AWS – All the Numbers

As part of my annual tradition to tell you about how AWS makes Prime Day possible, I am happy to be able to share some chart-topping metrics (check out my 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022 posts for a look back). This year I bought all kinds of stuff for my hobbies including a […]