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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.

Seamlessly Join EC2 Instances to a Domain

Way back in 2008 I announced that you could run Microsoft Windows on Amazon EC2. Since that time, we have made many additions to the initial offering. You now have your choice of several different versions of Windows Server including 2003 R2, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, and 2012 R2.  You can build AWS-powered applications using […]

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New Internet of Things (IoT) Hack Series at the AWS Loft – Sign up Now!

Are you familiar with the Internet of Things (IoT) concept? Compact, low-cost, Internet-connected devices are now embedded in cars, buildings, factories, appliances, and so forth. The devices collect light, weight, temperature, humidity, vibration, location, or pressure data and then forward it to another location for storage, processing, analysis, and action. New Challenges The low-cost nature […]

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AWS Week in Review – February 9, 2015

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, February 9 We added AWS Customer Succcess Stories from Financial Times, FreeCharge, Freshdesk, NuBank, and WebMotors. We launched Tagging for ElastiCache Clusters and Snapshots. AWS Evangelist Ian Massingham posted a new What is Cloud Computing Video. A post on the Stelligent Blog […]

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Route 53 Update – Tagging, CloudTrail, One-Click Alarms, Visible Health Check Status

Amazon Route 53 is a highly available and scalable Domain Name Service (DNS) web service. In a nutshell, it translates symbolic names such as aws.amazon.com into numerical IP addresses like 176.32.100.36. Today we are making Route 53 even more useful with the addition of four new features: Tagging of domains and hosted zones. API logging […]

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Simplify Your DynamoDB Queries Using Secondary Index Scans

Let’s say you are building a data-intensive application. It might be for gaming, mobile, Internet of Things (IoT) or simply a modern web application.  You are customer-driven and you derive satisfaction from being able to rapidly respond to the ever-changing needs of your users. Their requirements are quickly evolving and the application needs to evolve […]

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AWS Config Update – New Regions, CloudTrail Support, ServiceNow

I first wrote about AWS Config last fall as part of our burst of announcements that we made during AWS re:Invent in Las Vegas. At that time I discussed the dynamic nature of the AWS cloud and how organizations face new challenges with regard to asset tracking, inventory management, change management, and governance when they […]

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