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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.

Auto Scaling API Update

We have added a pair of new API functions to Auto Scaling and we have made another pair of existing functions more powerful. New FunctionsDescribeAccountLimits tells you the maximum number of Launch Configurations and Auto Scaling Groups set for your account. If you need more of either one, simply fill out the EC2 Instance Request […]

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AWS Week in Review – December 16, 2013

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, December 16 We announced that VM Import/Export Now Supports Linux. The AWS Mobile Development Blog showed how to Simplify Token Vending Machine Deployment with AWS CloudFormation. Tuesday, December 17 We announced that Amazon Kinesis is now available in Public Beta. We announced […]

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AWS Direct Connect – Access to Multiple US Regions

AWS Direct Connect makes it easy to establish a dedicated network connection from your premises to AWS. Our customers use Direct Connect to reduce their network costs, increase throughput, and provide a more consistent network experience than Internet-based connections. Connect NowEffective immediately, you can provision a single connection to any Direct Connect location in the […]

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Geographic Restriction with Amazon CloudFront

My colleague Nihar Bihani sent me a guest post to announce a new and often-requested feature for Amazon CloudFront. — Jeff; CloudFront just added a geo-restriction feature to make it easier to restrict access to your content based on the geographic location of your viewers. In early 2012 we published a tutorial that shows how […]

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AWS Trusted Advisor Update – Notification, New Dashboard, Another Check

The AWS Trusted Advisor monitors your AWS resources and provides you with advice for cost optimization, security, performance, and fault tolerance. The 31 checks performed by the Trusted Advisor will help you to monitor and improve your use of Amazon EC2, Elastic Load Balancing, Elastic Block Store, Amazon S3, Auto Scaling, IAM, the Relational Database […]

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AWS Console for iOS and Android Now Supports AWS OpsWorks

The AWS Console for iOS and Android now includes support for AWS OpsWorks. You can see your OpsWorks resources — stacks, layers, instances, apps, and deployments with the newest version of the app. It also supports EC2, Elastic Load Balancing, the Relational Database Service, Auto Scaling, CloudWatch, and the Service Health Dashboard. The Android version […]

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Amazon Kinesis – Public Beta Now Open

We announced a limited preview of Amazon Kinesis last month at AWS re:Invent. If you aren’t familiar with Kinesis, take a quick look at my recent post, Amazon Kinesis – Real-Time Processing of Streaming Big Data, to learn more. I am pleased to announce that Kinesis is now available in public beta form, and that […]

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