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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 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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Using Amazon CloudFront for Video Streaming

March 2018 — For updated information on this topic, please visit this blog post. Many AWS customers use Amazon CloudFront to stream videos to various devices. As you may know, video streaming can be implemented using a wide variety of protocols that are layered on top of HTTP. As is the case with just about […]

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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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AWS Week in Review – September 23, 2013

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, September 23 We added five new AWS Case Studies. The first two are in Korean: AppDisco and DevSisters. The other three are in English: Dow Jones, LinkedIn, and Trend Micro. We announced that you can now Enable Single Sign-On to the AWS […]

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Launch Your Start-up at AWS re:Invent

We will have plenty of content and activities for start-ups at this year’s AWS re:Invent conference. In addition to the training bootcamps that will give you the technical knowledge needed to build your AWS-powered startup, we have a wide variety of sessions to help you learn about AWS and to hear how your peers are […]

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Fine Tune Your Oracle Database With Oracle Statspack

Amazon RDS for Oracle Database now supports Oracle Statspack. You can use Oracle Statspack to collect and analyze database performance metrics and use them to diagnose problems and to increase performance. The Oracle Statspack is available for all Oracle editions and engine versions supported by Amazon RDS for Oracle. You can install it on your […]

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