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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 CloudFormation – Additional VPC Support and New Templates

AWS CloudFormation lets you create and manage a collection of AWS resources (EC2 instances, Elastic IP addresses, RDS DB Instances, and much more), provisioning and updating them in an orderly and predictable fashion. CloudFormation lets you describe stacks of related resources using a template. The template can include runtime parameters, allowing you to customize each […]

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AWS Week in Review – September 9, 2013

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, September 9 We announced that you can now Run SUSE Linux Enterprise Server on the AWS Free Usage Tier. Tuesday, September 10 I published an AWS Report interview with James Hirmas of JHC Technology. The AWS PHP Development Blog talked about Streaming […]

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DynamoDB Local for Desktop Development

Would you like to be able to write and test code that uses the Amazon DynamoDB API even if you have no network connection and without incurring any usage charges (AWS Free Usage Tier notwithstanding)? If so, you are going to love our new DynamoDB Local test tool. DynamoDB Local is a client-side database that […]

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New – Modify EC2 Reserved Instance Reservations

By making good use of Amazon EC2’s Reserved Instances (perhaps guided by the recommendations of the AWS Trusted Advisor or equally capable third-party tools) you can lower your compute costs while also reserving capacity. Today we are making the Reserved Instance model even more flexible by giving you the power to modify your Reserved Instances […]

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The AWS Report – James Hirmas of JHC Technology

In the latest episode of The AWS Report, I spoke with James Hirmas of JHC Technology to learn how they are moving government, commercial, and non-profit organizations to the AWS Cloud. James talked about the challenges that they face as they do so, and outlined their CORE solution. He also described their methodology for extracting […]

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AWS Week in Review – September 2, 2013

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, September 2 This was a US holiday and nothing of note happened in AWS-land. Tuesday, September 3 We launched the New AWS Command Line Interface. The AWS .NET Developer Blog discussed the EC2Metadata utility. Wednesday, September 4 We announced that Amazon ElastiCache […]

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