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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 Week in Review – May 12, 2014

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, May 12 We announced that the Amazon Simple WorkFlow Service now Supports Amazon CloudTrail. We announced that AWS CloudFormation now Supports Parameter-Only Stack Updates and Updates to the Stack Notification Logic. We announced that AWS Elastic Load Balancing now Supports Resource-Level Permissions. The […]

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AWS OpsWorks With Amazon RDS

AWS OpsWorks is an application management service. You define your application as a set of layers within a stack. Each stack provides information about the packages to be installed and configured, and can also provision any necessary AWS resources, as defined within a particular OpsWorks Layer. OpsWorks also scales your application as needed, driven by […]

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The New AWS TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) Calculator

Our customers often find multiple benefits from moving to the cloud, including agility, cost savings, and flexibility. Whether you run on AWS or own and operate your own infrastructure, there are many contributors to the overall cost. Weighing the financial considerations of owning and operating a data center (or renting a colocation facility) versus using […]

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New Features for Amazon AppStream – YUV444 Color and Logging

You can use AppStream to build complex applications that run from simple devices, unconstrained by the compute power, storage, or graphical rendering capabilities of the device. Your application can take advantage of the new and powerful g2 instance type, including high-performance GPU-powered rendering of 2D and 3D graphics. To learn more about AppStream, see my […]

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AWS Week in Review – May 5, 2014

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, May 5 We announced that you can now Configure Auto Scaling Metrics With CloudFormation , and that you can also Configure Cross-Origin Resource Sharing, Object Versioning, and Lifecycle Management for Amazon S3. We announced that the AWS Elastic Beanstalk Containers have been Updated, […]

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MicroStrategy Analytics Enterprise for Business Intelligence on AWS

With more and more enterprises moving their applications and their data warehouses to the AWS Cloud (often with the help of Amazon Redshift), there’s a ready market for cloud-based Business Intelligence (BI) tools. A good Business Intelligence tool can help you to make sense of the data that your organzation generates, collects, and stores. You […]

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