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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 Redshift – Now Broadly Available

We announced Amazon Redshift, our fast and powerful, fully managed, petabyte-scale data warehouse service, late last year (see my earlier blog post for more info). As we often do with complex new services, we started out by making a limited preview version of Redshift available by invitation. Today I am happy to announce that Amazon […]

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Amazon RDS Price Reduction for Multi-AZ Deployments

When you create a Multi-AZ Database Instance using the Amazon Relational Database Service, we automatically create a standby instance which maintains an up-to-date copy of the primary database. If the primary database goes down due to a instance, storage, or network issue, Amazon RDS automatically initiates a failover from primary to secondary and also creates […]

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Create a Backup Website Using Route 53 DNS Failover and S3 Website Hosting

Route 53‘s new DNS Failover feature gives you the power to monitor your website and automatically route your visitors to a backup site if it goes down. In today’s guest post, Product Manager Sean Meckley shows you how to use this powerful new feature on a fictitious website. — Jeff; DNS Failover pairs up well […]

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