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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.

Amazon Glacier Now in the Asia Pacific (Sydney) Region

Amazon Glacier is a storage service designed for backup and archiving. Glacier provides secure, durable storage at an extremely low cost. Introduced a little over a year ago, Glacier has been growing quickly. Our customers are using Glacier for digital preservation, online backup of historical assets, archiving of cold media data, storage of operational data […]

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Amazon EC2 High Storage (HS1) Instances Now Available in Sydney and Singapore

The EC2 instances on the Amazon EC2 Instance Types menu are designed to run a wide variety of workloads. You can now launch hs1.8xlarge instances in the Asia Pacific (Sydney) and Asia Pacific (Singapore) Regions using the On-Demand or Reserved Instance pricing models. You can now run your Amazon Redshift clusters, storage-intensive Hadoop jobs, and […]

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AWS Week in Review – September 30, 2013

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, September 30 We announced that version 2013.09 of the Amazon Linux AMI is now available. The AWS .Net Development Blog published an article to show you how to Handle Credentials with AWS Tools for Windows PowerShell. The AWS Java Development Blog announced […]

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Amazon Linux AMI 2013.09 Now Available

Max Spevack of the AWS Kernel and Operating Systems (KaOS) team brings news of the latest Amazon Linux AMI. — Jeff; Its been another six months, so its time for a fresh release of the Amazon Linux AMI.  Today, we are pleased to announce that the Amazon Linux AMI 2013.09 is available. This release marks […]

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The New World of Public Sector IT

After 35 years in the IT business, I have seen an incredible amount of change. From mainframes to minicomputers to personal computers, and now to dynamic cloud-based infrastructure, each technology generation promises increased power, greater flexibility, lower costs, and broader applicability. I recently returned from a trip to Washington DC where I was able to […]

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