New – Amazon EC2 VT1 Instances for Live Multi-stream Video Transcoding

Global demand for video content has been rapidly increasing and now has the major audiences of Internet and mobile network traffic. Over-the-top streaming services such as Twitch continue to see an explosion of content creators who are seeking live delivery with great image quality, while live event broadcasters are increasingly looking to embrace agile cloud Read more about New – Amazon EC2 VT1 Instances for Live Multi-stream Video Transcoding[…]

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 Read more about Happy 15th Birthday Amazon EC2[…]

New – Amazon EC2 M6i Instances Powered by the Latest-Generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processors

Last year, we introduced the sixth generation of EC2 instances powered by AWS-designed Graviton2 processors. We’re now expanding our sixth-generation offerings to include x86-based instances, delivering price/performance benefits for workloads that rely on x86 instructions. Today, I am happy to announce the availability of the new general purpose Amazon EC2 M6i instances, which offer up to Read more about New – Amazon EC2 M6i Instances Powered by the Latest-Generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processors[…]

EC2-Classic is Retiring – Here’s How to Prepare

Let’s go back to the summer of 2006 and the launch of EC2. We started out with one instance type (the venerable m1.small), security groups, and the venerable US East (N. Virginia) Region. The EC2-Classic network model was flat, with public IP addresses that were assigned at launch time. Our initial customers saw the value Read more about EC2-Classic is Retiring – Here’s How to Prepare[…]

Amazon EBS io2 Block Express Volumes with Amazon EC2 R5b Instances Are Now Generally Available

At AWS re:Invent 2020, we previewed Amazon EBS io2 Block Express volumes, the next-generation server storage architecture that delivers the first SAN built for the cloud. Block Express is designed to meet the requirements of the largest, most I/O-intensive, mission-critical deployments of Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, SAP HANA, and SAS Analytics on AWS. Today, I Read more about Amazon EBS io2 Block Express Volumes with Amazon EC2 R5b Instances Are Now Generally Available[…]

Easily Manage Security Group Rules with the New Security Group Rule ID

At AWS, we tirelessly innovate to allow you to focus on your business, not its underlying IT infrastructure. Sometimes we launch a new service or a major capability. Sometimes we focus on details that make your professional life easier. Today, I’m happy to announce one of these small details that makes a difference: VPC security Read more about Easily Manage Security Group Rules with the New Security Group Rule ID[…]

Planetary-Scale Computing – 9.95 PFLOPS & Position 41 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 Read more about Planetary-Scale Computing – 9.95 PFLOPS & Position 41 on the TOP500 List[…]

Troubleshoot Boot and Networking Issues with New EC2 Serial Console

Fixing production issues is one of the key responsibilities of system and network administrators. In fact, I’ve always found it to be one of the most interesting parts of infrastructure engineering. Diving as deep as needed into the problem at hand, not only do you (eventually) have the satisfaction of solving the issue, you also Read more about Troubleshoot Boot and Networking Issues with New EC2 Serial Console[…]

New Amazon EC2 X2gd Instances – Graviton2 Power for Memory-Intensive Workloads

We launched the first Graviton-powered EC2 instances in late 2018 and announced the follow-on Graviton2 processor just a year later. The dual SIMD units, support for int8 and fp16 instructions, and other architectural improvements between generations combine to make the Graviton2 a highly cost-effective workhorse processor. Today, you can choose between General Purpose (M6g and Read more about New Amazon EC2 X2gd Instances – Graviton2 Power for Memory-Intensive Workloads[…]