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New – EC2 Compute Instances for AWS Snowball Edge

I love factories and never miss an opportunity to take a tour. Over the years, I have been lucky enough to watch as raw materials and sub-assemblies are turned into cars, locomotives, memory chips, articulated buses, and more. I’m…
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New – Lifecycle Management for Amazon EBS Snapshots

It is always interesting to zoom in on the history of a single AWS service or feature and watch how it has evolved over time in response to customer feedback. For example, Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) launched a decade ago and has been…
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Amazon EC2 Update – Additional Instance Types, Nitro System, and CPU Options

I have a backlog of EC2 updates to share with you. We’ve been releasing new features and instance types at a rapid clip and it is time to catch up. Here’s a quick peek at where we are and where we are going…Additional Instance…
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EC2 Instance Update – M5 Instances with Local NVMe Storage (M5d)

Earlier this month we launched the C5 Instances with Local NVMe Storage and I told you that we would be doing the same for additional instance types in the near future!Today we are introducing M5 instances equipped with local NVMe storage. Available…
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EC2 Instance Update – C5 Instances with Local NVMe Storage (C5d)

As you can see from my EC2 Instance History post, we add new instance types on a regular and frequent basis. Driven by increasingly powerful processors and designed to address an ever-widening set of use cases, the size and diversity of this…
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Creating a 1.3 Million vCPU Grid on AWS using EC2 Spot Instances and TIBCO GridServer

Many of my colleagues are fortunate to be able to spend a good part of their day sitting down with and listening to our customers, doing their best to understand ways that we can better meet their business and technology needs. This information…
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EC2 Price Reduction – H1 Instances

EC2’s H1 instances offer 2 to 16 terabytes of fast, dense storage for big data applications, optimized to deliver high throughput for sequential I/O. Enhanced Networking, 32 to 256 gigabytes of RAM, and Intel Xeon E5-2686 v4 processors…
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EC2 Fleet – Manage Thousands of On-Demand and Spot Instances with One Request

EC2 Spot Fleets are really cool. You can launch a fleet of Spot Instances that spans EC2 instance types and Availability Zones without having to write custom code to discover capacity or monitor prices. You can set the target capacity (the size…
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New – Encryption of Data in Transit for Amazon EFS

Amazon Elastic File System was designed to be the file system of choice for cloud-native applications that require shared access to file-based storage. We launched EFS in mid-2016 and have added several important features since then including…
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EFS File Sync – Faster File Transfer To Amazon EFS File Systems

We launched EFS File Sync a few days before AWS re:Invent 2017 and I finally have time to tell you about it!If you need to move a large collection of files from an on-premises or in-cloud file system to Amazon Elastic File System, this tool…