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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 26, 2014

— Jeff; Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, May 26 We celebrated the Memorial Day holiday in the United States. Tuesday, May 27 We announced the opening of the AWS Pop-up Loft in San Francisco. We announced New Customer Relationship Management for AWS Marketplace Sellers. We announced an Updated Worker […]

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New AWS Management Portal for vCenter

IT Managers and Administrators working within large organizations regularly tell us that they find the key AWS messages — fast and easy self-service provisioning, exchange of CAPEX for OPEX, and the potential for cost savings — to be attractive and compelling. They want to start moving into the future by experimenting with AWS, but they […]

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New, Cost-Effective Memory-Optimized DB Instances for Amazon RDS

The Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) takes care of just about all of the heavy lifting once associated with setting up, running, and scaling a MySQL, Oracle Database, SQL Server, or PostgreSQL database. You can focus on your application while RDS handles database upgrades, fault tolerance, and many other issues that once required a system […]

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AWS June Webinars – Focus on TCO

After a pair of very successful partner webinars in May on the important topic of security, we will turn our attention to the equally important topic of TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) in June. We’ll be holding two webinars on this topic (once again with the help and cooperation of our partners), at no charge. […]

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Visit the AWS Pop-up Loft in San Francisco

AWS gives you the power to launch IT infrastructure in minutes, use as much or as little as you need, and then shut it down when you are finished with it. Today we are doing something similar, but with actual physical, in-person resources. The AWS Pop-up Loft will open up in San Francisco on June […]

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New Customer Relationship Management for AWS Marketplace Sellers

You should think of the AWS Marketplace as your cloud software store. If you want to consume cloud-based applications, the Marketplace makes it easy for you to find, buy, and start using them. If you are an Independent Software Vendor (ISV), Value-Added Reseller (VAR), or Solution Integrator (SI) and want to develop and distribute cloud-based […]

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AWS Week in Review – May 19, 2014

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, May 19 We announced Amazon RDS for SQL Server With Multi-AZ. Tuesday, May 20 We announced that EC2’s C3 and G2 Instances are now Available in More Regions. We announced that Amazon S3 now Supports Lifecycle Management for Versioned Objects. The AWS Startup Blog […]

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Amazon Elastic Transcoder Update

Transcoding is the process of adapting a media file (video or audio) to change the size, format, or other parameters in order to reduce the file size or to make it compatible with a particular type of device. Amazon Elastic Transcoder is a scalable, fully-managed service that works on a cost-effective pay per use model. […]

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