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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.

New – Amazon CloudWatch Agent with AWS Systems Manager Integration – Unified Metrics & Log Collection for Linux & Windows

In the past I’ve talked about several agents, deaemons, and scripts that you could use to collect system metrics and log files for your Windows and Linux instances and on-premise services and publish them to . The data collected by this somewhat disparate collection of tools gave you visibility into the status and behavior of […]

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Amazon EC2 Price Reduction in the Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Region

Whew – I am just getting back in to blogging after a quick recovery from ! I’m happy to start things off with yet another AWS price reduction, this one for four instance families in the Region. Effective December 1, 2017 we are reducing prices for On-Demand and Reserved Instances as follows: M4 – Up […]

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Now Open – AWS China (Ningxia) Region

Today we launched our 17th Region globally, and the second in China. The AWS Region, operated by Ningxia Western Cloud Data Technology Co. Ltd. (NWCD), is generally available now and provides customers another option to run applications and store data on AWS in China. The Details At launch, the new China (Ningxia) Region, operated by […]

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re:Invent Recap – Announcements to Boost Enterprise Innovation with Windows

My colleague Sandy Carter delivered the Enterprise Innovation State of the Union last week at . She wrote the guest post below to recap the announcements that she made from the stage. “I want my company to innovate, but I am not convinced we can execute successfully.” Far too many times I have heard this […]

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Get Ready for the AWS Serverless Application Repository

applications have become mainstream more quickly than I ever could have imagined. Every second of every day, countless functions spring to life on an as-needed basis, take care of some critical business function, and then finish up. Our users tell us that they love the flexibility, scalability, and cost-effectiveness of this model. We want to […]

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T2 Unlimited – Going Beyond the Burst with High Performance

I first wrote about the T2 instances in the summer of 2014, and talked about how many workloads have a modest demand for continuous compute power and an occasional need for a lot more. This model resonated with our customers; the T2 instances are very popular and are now used to host microservices, low-latency interactive […]

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In the Works – AWS IoT Device Defender – Secure Your IoT Fleet

Scale takes on a whole new meaning when it comes to IoT. Last year I was lucky enough to tour a gigantic factory that had, on average, one environment sensor per square meter. The sensors measured temperature, humidity, and air purity several times per second, and served as an early warning system for contaminants. I’ve […]

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New- AWS IoT Device Management

and give you a solid foundation and programming environment for your IoT devices and applications. The nature of IoT means that an at-scale device deployment often encompasses millions or even tens of millions of devices deployed at hundreds or thousands of locations. At that scale, treating each device individually is impossible. You need to be […]

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Amazon Comprehend – Continuously Trained Natural Language Processing

Many years ago I was wandering through the University of Maryland CS Library and found a dusty old book titled What Computers Can’t Do, adjacent to its successor, What Computers Still Can’t Do. The second book was thicker, which made me realize that Computer Science was a worthwhile field to study. While preparing to write […]

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Amazon Kinesis Video Streams – Serverless Video Ingestion and Storage for Vision-Enabled Apps

Cell phones, security cameras, baby monitors, drones, webcams, dashboard cameras, and even satellites can all generate high-intensity, high-quality video streams. Homes, offices, factories, cities, streets, and highways are now host to massive numbers of cameras. They survey properties after floods and other natural disasters, increase public safety, let you know that your child is safe […]

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