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Firecracker – Lightweight Virtualization for Serverless Computing

One of my favorite Amazon Leadership Principles is Customer Obsession. When we launched AWS Lambda, we focused on giving developers a secure serverless experience so that they could avoid managing infrastructure. In order to attain the…
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New C5n Instances with 100 Gbps Networking

We launched the powerful, compute-intensive C5 instances last year, and followed up with the C5d instances earlier this year with the addition of local NVMe storage. Both instances are built on the AWS Nitro system and are powered by AWS-custom…
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New – EC2 Instances (A1) Powered by Arm-Based AWS Graviton Processors

Earlier this year I told you about the AWS Nitro System and promised you that it would allow us to “deliver new instance types more quickly than ever in the months to come.” Since I made that promise we have launched memory-intensive…
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New – Use an AWS Transit Gateway to Simplify Your Network Architecture

It is safe to say that Amazon Virtual Private Cloud is one of the most useful and central features of AWS. Our customers configure their VPCs in a wide variety of ways, and take advantage of numerous connectivity options and gateways including…
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New – AWS Global Accelerator for Availability and Performance

Having previously worked in an area where regulation required us to segregate user data by geography and abide by data sovereignty laws, I can attest to the complexity of running global workloads that need infrastructure deployed in multiple…
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AWS Previews and Pre-Announcements at re:Invent 2018 – Midnight Madness

As promised in Welcome to AWS re:Invent 2018, here’s a summary of the launches and previews from Midnight Madness: src=”https://media.amazonwebservices.com/blog/2018/midnight_madness_1.jpg” width=”800″ height=”600″…
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New – Automatic Cost Optimization for Amazon S3 via Intelligent Tiering

Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) has been around for over 12.5 years, stores trillions of objects, and processes millions of requests for them every second. Our customers count on S3 to support their backup & recovery, data archiving,…
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New – AWS Transfer for SFTP – Fully Managed SFTP Service for Amazon S3

Many organizations use SFTP (Secure File Transfer Protocol) as part of long-established data processing and partner integration workflows. While it would be easy to dismiss these systems as “legacy,” the reality is that they…
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New – AWS DataSync – Automated and Accelerated Data Transfer

Many AWS customers have told us that they need to move large amounts of data into and out of the AWS Cloud. Their use cases include:Migration – Some customers have large data sets that are in a constant state of flux. Their is no…
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AWS RoboMaker – Develop, Test, Deploy, and Manage Intelligent Robotics Apps

I have wanted to build a robot for decades and now I have my chance! To me, the big challenge has always been the sheer number of different parts that need to connect and interoperate. Complex hardware, software, sensors, communication…