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Jeff Barr

Author: Jeff Barr

Jeff Barr is Chief Evangelist for AWS. He started this blog in 2004 and has been writing posts just about non-stop ever since.

AWS Named as a Leader in Gartner’s Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Magic Quadrant for the 9th Consecutive Year

My colleagues on the AWS service teams work to deliver what customers want today, and also do their best to anticipate what they will need tomorrow. This Customer Obsession, along with our commitment to Hire and Develop the Best (two of the fourteen Amazon Leadership Principles), helps us to figure out, and then to deliver […]

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AWS New York Summit 2019 – Summary of Launches & Announcements

The AWS New York Summit just wrapped up! Here’s a quick summary of what we launched and announced: Amazon EventBridge – This new service builds on the event-processing model that forms the basis for Amazon CloudWatch Events, and makes it easy for you to integrate your AWS applications with SaaS applications such as Zendesk, Datadog, […]

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Amazon EventBridge – Event-Driven AWS Integration for your SaaS Applications

Many AWS customers also make great use of SaaS (Software as a Service) applications. For example, they use Zendesk to manage customer service & support tickets, PagerDuty to handle incident response, and SignalFx for real-time monitoring. While these applications are quite powerful on their own, they are even more so when integrated into a customer’s […]

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AWS Project Resilience – Up to $2K in AWS Credits to Support DR Preparation

We want to help state and local governments, community organizations, and educational institutions to better prepare for natural and man-made disasters that could affect their ability to run their mission-critical IT systems. Today we are launching . This new element of our existing Disaster Response program offers up to $2,000 in AWS credits to organizations […]

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EC2 Instance Update – Two More Sizes of M5 & R5 Instances

When I introduced the Nitro system last year I said: The Nitro system is a rich collection of building blocks that can be assembled in many different ways, giving us the flexibility to design and rapidly deliver EC2 instance types with an ever-broadening selection of compute, storage, memory, and networking options. We will deliver new […]

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New – VPC Traffic Mirroring – Capture & Inspect Network Traffic

Running a complex network is not an easy job. In addition to simply keeping it up and running, you need to keep an ever-watchful eye out for unusual traffic patterns or content that could signify a network intrusion, a compromised instance, or some other anomaly. VPC Traffic Mirroring Today we are launching VPC Traffic Mirroring. […]

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New – UDP Load Balancing for Network Load Balancer

The Network Load Balancer is designed to handle tens of millions of requests per second while maintaining high throughput at ultra low latency, with no effort on your part (read my post, New Network Load Balancer – Effortless Scaling to Millions of Requests per Second to learn more). In response to customer requests, we have […]

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