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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.

ELB Connection Draining – Remove Instances From Service With Care

AWS Elastic Load Balancing distributes incoming traffic across multiple Amazon EC2 instances: You can use Elastic Load Balancing on its own, or in conjunction with Auto Scaling. When combined, the two features allow you to create a system that automatically adds and removes EC2 instances in response to changing load: In either case, the Elastic […]

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Adobe Media Server is Now Available on the AWS Marketplace

I love to browse through the AWS Marketplace. There are hundreds of software infrastructure components, developer tools, and a very healthy collection of business software, all of which can be purchased and launched within minutes. One of the latest Marketplace additions is the Adobe Media Server. You can host 100 to 10,000 simultaneous RTMFP connections, […]

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Route 53 and CloudTrail Checks for the AWS Trusted Advisor

The AWS Trusted Advisor monitors your AWS resources and provides you with advice for cost optimization, security, performance, and fault tolerance. Today we are adding five additional checks that will be of benefit to users of Amazon Route 53 (Domain Name Services) and AWS CloudTrail (recording and logging of AWS API calls). With today’s launch, […]

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AWS Week in Review – March 10, 2014

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, March 10 We announced an Important AWS Account Key Change. Tuesday, March 11 The Amazon SES Blog asked (and then answered) the question, What do I do if my Registration Emails Have High Bounce Rates. Wednesday, March 12 We announced that Amazon […]

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Amazon ElastiCache – Now With Redis 2.8.6

Amazon ElastiCache makes it easy for you to create, operate, and scale an in-memory cache. Because ElastiCache contains support for the Memcached and Redis engines, it is compatible with a wide variety of existing applications. I’m happy to announce that ElastiCache now supports version 2.8.6 of Redis and that you can start using it today: […]

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AWS Week in Review – March 3, 2014

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, March 3 We announced an Update to the AWS Activate Program. We announced that AWS CloudFormation now supports AWS OpsWorks. The AWS Ruby Development Blog announced that Ruby 2.1 is Now Available on AWS OpsWorks. Tuesday, March 4 We announced that Red […]

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