Behind the Scenes & Under the Carpet – The CenturyLink Network that Powered AWS re:Invent 2018

If you are a long-time reader, you may have already figured out that I am fascinated by the behind-the-scenes and beneath-the-streets activities that enable and power so much of our modern world. For example, late last year I told you how The AWS Cloud Goes Underground at re:Invent and shared some information about the communication Read more about Behind the Scenes & Under the Carpet – The CenturyLink Network that Powered AWS re:Invent 2018[…]

Join me for the Camp re:Invent Trivia Challenge

With less than 3 weeks to go until AWS re:Invent 2018, my colleagues and I are working harder than ever to produce the best educational event on the planet! With multiple keynotes, well over two thousand sessions, bootcamps, chalk talks, hands-on workshops, labs, and hackathons to choose from I am confident that you will leave Read more about Join me for the Camp re:Invent Trivia Challenge[…]

AWS Quest 2 – The Road to re:Invent

The first AWS Quest started in May of this year. As you may recall, my trusty robot companion went to pieces after burying some clues in this blog, the AWS Podcast, and other parts of the AWS site. Thanks to the tireless efforts of devoted puzzle solvers all over the world, all of the puzzles Read more about AWS Quest 2 – The Road to re:Invent[…]

Amazon Polly Update – Time-Driven Prosody and Asynchronous Synthesis

I hope that you are enjoying the Polly-powered audio that is available for the newest posts on this blog, including the DeepLens Challenge and the Storage Gateway Recap. As part of my blogging process, I now listen to the synthesized speech for my draft blog posts in order to get a better sense for how Read more about Amazon Polly Update – Time-Driven Prosody and Asynchronous Synthesis[…]

Amazon EC2 Instance Update – Faster Processors and More Memory

Last month I told you about the Nitro system and explained how it will allow us to broaden the selection of EC2 instances and to pick up the pace as we do so, with an ever-broadening selection of compute, storage, memory, and networking options. This will allow us to give you access to the latest Read more about Amazon EC2 Instance Update – Faster Processors and More Memory[…]

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 always impressed by the speed, precision, repeat-ability, and the desire to automate every possible step. On Read more about New – EC2 Compute Instances for AWS Snowball Edge[…]

Amazon Translate Adds Support for Japanese, Russian, Italian, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, and Czech

Today I’m excited to announce that Amazon Translate has added support for Japanese, Russian, Italian, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, and Czech! Amazon Translate is a translation API that delivers fast, high-quality, and affordable language translation. Translate was originally released in preview at AWS re:Invent in 2017 and my colleague, Tara, wrote about the service in depth. Since Read more about Amazon Translate Adds Support for Japanese, Russian, Italian, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, and Czech[…]

AWS Heroes – New Categories Launch

As you may know, in 2014 we launched the AWS Community Heroes program to recognize a vibrant group of AWS experts. These standout individuals use their extensive knowledge to teach customers and fellow-techies about AWS products and services across a range of mediums. As AWS grows, new groups of Heroes emerge. Today, we’re excited to Read more about AWS Heroes – New Categories Launch[…]