New – Opt-in to Default Encryption for New EBS Volumes

My colleagues on the AWS team are always looking for ways to make it easier and simpler for you to protect your data from unauthorized access. This work is visible in many different ways, and includes the AWS Cloud Security page, the AWS Security Blog, a rich collection of AWS security white papers, an equally Read more about New – Opt-in to Default Encryption for New EBS Volumes[…]

New – The Next Generation (I3en) of I/O-Optimized EC2 Instances

Amazon’s Customer Obsession leadership principle says: Leaders start with the customer and work backwards. They work vigorously to earn and keep customer trust. Although leaders pay attention to competitors, they obsess over customers. Starting from the customer and working backwards means that we do not invent in a vacuum. Instead, we speak directly to our Read more about New – The Next Generation (I3en) of I/O-Optimized EC2 Instances[…]

SAP on AWS Update – Customer Case Studies, Scale-Up, Scale-Out, and More

SAP SAPPHIRE NOW 2019 takes place this week in Florida! Many of my AWS colleagues will be there, and they would love to talk to you. Today, I would like to share some customer success stories and give you a brief update on the work that we have been doing to make sure that AWS Read more about SAP on AWS Update – Customer Case Studies, Scale-Up, Scale-Out, and More[…]

Now Available – Elastic Fabric Adapter (EFA) for Tightly-Coupled HPC Workloads

We announced Elastic Fabric Adapter (EFA) at re:Invent 2018 and made it available in preview form at the time. During the preview, AWS customers put EFA through its paces on a variety of tightly-coupled HPC workloads, providing us with valuable feedback and helping us to fine-tune the final product. Now Available Today I am happy Read more about Now Available – Elastic Fabric Adapter (EFA) for Tightly-Coupled HPC Workloads[…]

Now Available – AMD EPYC-Powered Amazon EC2 T3a Instances

The AMD EPYC-powered T3a instances that I promised you last year are available now and you can start using them today! Like the recently announced M5ad and R5ad instances, the T3a instances are built on the AWS Nitro System and give you an opportunity to balance your instance mix based on cost and performance. T3a Read more about Now Available – AMD EPYC-Powered Amazon EC2 T3a Instances[…]

The Wide World of Microsoft Windows on AWS

You have been able to run Microsoft Windows on AWS since 2008 (my ancient post, Big Day for Amazon EC2: Production, SLA, Windows, and 4 New Capabilities, shows you just how far AWS come in a little over a decade). According to IDC, AWS has nearly twice as many Windows Server instances in the cloud Read more about The Wide World of Microsoft Windows on AWS[…]

Learn about AWS Services & Solutions – April AWS Online Tech Talks

Join us this April to learn about AWS services and solutions. The AWS Online Tech Talks are live, online presentations that cover a broad range of topics at varying technical levels. These tech talks, led by AWS solutions architects and engineers, feature technical deep dives, live demonstrations, customer examples, and Q&A with AWS experts. Register Read more about Learn about AWS Services & Solutions – April AWS Online Tech Talks[…]

New AMD EPYC-Powered Amazon EC2 M5ad and R5ad Instances

Last year I told you about our New Lower-Cost, AMD-Powered M5a and R5a EC2 Instances. Built on the AWS Nitro System, these instances are powered by custom AMD EPYC processors running at 2.5 GHz. They are priced 10% lower than comparable EC2 M5 and R5 instances, and give you a new opportunity to balance your Read more about New AMD EPYC-Powered Amazon EC2 M5ad and R5ad Instances[…]

In the Works – EC2 Instances (G4) with NVIDIA T4 GPUs

I’ve written about the power and value of GPUs in the past, and I have written posts to launch many generations of GPU-equipped EC2 instances including the CG1, G2, G3, P2, P3, and P3dn instance types. Today I would like to give you a sneak peek at our newest GPU-equipped instance, the G4. Designed for Read more about In the Works – EC2 Instances (G4) with NVIDIA T4 GPUs[…]

Now Available – Five New Amazon EC2 Bare Metal Instances: M5, M5d, R5, R5d, and z1d

Today we are launching the five new EC2 bare metal instances that I promised you a few months ago. Your operating system runs on the underlying hardware and has direct access to the processor and other hardware. The instances are powered by AWS-custom Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processor (Skylake) processors that deliver sustained all-core Turbo performance. Read more about Now Available – Five New Amazon EC2 Bare Metal Instances: M5, M5d, R5, R5d, and z1d[…]