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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 – Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP

Back in 2018 I wrote about the first two members of the Amazon FSx family of fully-managed, highly-reliable, and highly-performant file systems, Amazon FSx for Lustre and Amazon FSx for Windows File Server. Both of these services give you the ability to use popular open source and commercially-licensed file systems without having to deal with […]

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Happy 15th Birthday Amazon EC2

Fifteen years ago today I wrote the blog post that launched the Amazon EC2 Beta. As I recall, the launch was imminent for quite some time as we worked to finalize the feature set, the pricing model, and innumerable other details. The launch date was finally chosen and it happened to fall in the middle […]

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Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS) – 15 Years and Still Queueing!

Time sure does fly! I wrote about the production launch of Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS) back in 2006, with no inkling that I would still be blogging fifteen years later, or that this service would still be growing rapidly while remaining fundamental to the architecture of so many different types of web-scale applications. The […]

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Planetary-Scale Computing – 9.95 PFLOPS & Position 40 on the TOP500 List

Weather forecasting, genome sequencing, geoanalytics, computational fluid dynamics (CFD), and other types of high-performance computing (HPC) workloads can take advantage of massive amounts of compute power. These workloads are often spikey and massively parallel, and are used in situations where time to results is critical. Old Way Governments, well-funded research organizations, and Fortune 500 companies […]

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Heads Up – AWS News Blog RSS Feed Change

TL;DR – If you are using the ancient Feedburner feed for this blog, please change to the new one (https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/feed/) ASAP. Back in the early days of AWS, I paid a visit to the Chicago headquarters of a cool startup called FeedBurner. My friend Matt Shobe demo’ed their new product to me and showed me […]

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