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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.

Capacity-Optimized Spot Instance Allocation in Action at Mobileye and Skyscanner

Amazon EC2 Spot Instances were launched way back in 2009. The instances are spare EC2 compute capacity that is available at savings of up to 90% when compared to the On-Demand prices. Spot Instances can be interrupted by EC2 (with a two minute heads-up), but are otherwise the same as On-Demand instances. You can use […]

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AWS Snowball Edge Update – Faster Hardware, OpsHub GUI, IAM, and AWS Systems Manager

Over the last couple of years I’ve told you about several members of the “Snow” family of edge computing and data transfer devices – The original Snowball, the more-powerful Snowball Edge, and the exabyte-scale Snowmobile. Today I would like to tell you about the latest updates to Snowball Edge. Here’s what I have for you […]

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New – Low-Cost HDD Storage Option for Amazon FSx for Windows File Server

You can use Amazon FSx for Windows File Server to create file systems that can be accessed from a wide variety of sources and that use your existing Active Directory environment to authenticate users. Last year we added a ton of features including Self-Managed Directories, Native Multi-AZ File Systems, Support for SQL Server, Fine-Grained File […]

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BuildforCOVID19 Global Online Hackathon

The COVID-19 Global Hackathon is an opportunity for builders to create software solutions that drive social impact with the aim of tackling some of the challenges related to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We’re encouraging YOU – builders around the world – to #BuildforCOVID19 using technologies of your choice across a range of suggested themes […]

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