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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.

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 […]

AWS Week in Review – Redshift+Forecast, CodeCatalyst+GitHub, Lex Analytics, Llama 2, and Much More – July 24, 2023

Summer is in full swing here in Seattle and we are spending more time outside and less at the keyboard. Nevertheless, the launch machine is running at full speed and I have plenty to share with you today. Let’s dive in and take a look! Last Week’s Launches Here are some launches that caught my […]

New – Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP Now Supports WORM Protection for Regulatory Compliance and Ransomware Protection

Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP was launched in late 2021. With FSx for ONTAP you get the popular features, performance, and APIs of ONTAP file systems, with the agility, scalability, security, and resilience of AWS, all as a fully managed service. Today we are adding support for SnapLock, an ONTAP feature that gives you the […]

New Amazon EC2 C7gn Instances: Graviton3E Processors and Up To 200 Gbps Network Bandwidth

The C7gn instances that we previewed last year are now available and you can start using them today. The instances are designed for your most demanding network-intensive workloads (firewalls, virtual routers, load balancers, and so forth), data analytics, and tightly-coupled cluster computing jobs. They are powered by AWS Graviton3E processors and support up to 200 […]

New – Snowball Edge Storage Optimized Devices with More Storage and Bandwidth

AWS Snow Family devices are used to cost-effectively move data to the cloud and to process data at the edge. The enhanced Snowball Edge Storage Optimized devices are designed for your petabyte-scale data migration projects, with 210 terabytes of NVMe storage and the ability to transfer up to 1.5 gigabytes of data per second. The […]

Retiring the AWS Documentation on GitHub

About five years ago I announced that AWS Documentation is Now Open Source and on GitHub. After a prolonged period of experimentation we will archive most of the repos starting the week of June 5th, and will devote all of our resources to directly improving the AWS documentation and website. The primary source for most […]