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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.

Reserved Instance Price Reduction for Amazon EC2

The AWS team is always exploring ways to reduce costs and to pass the savings along to our customers. We’re more than happy to continue this tradition with our latest price reduction. Starting today, we are reducing prices for new EC2 Reserved Instances running Linux/UNIX, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server by […]

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SAP HANA One – $120 AWS Credit

You can now get a $120 AWS Credit with any new SAP Hana One subscription. As noted in my previous blog posts, SAP HANA One is an in-memory data platform well suited for performing real-time analytics, and developing and deploying real-time applications. Under the terms of this special offer, AWS customers who are new to […]

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AWS Week in Review – February 25, 2013

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, February 25 We published the AWS OpsWorks One Week Report to provide answers to some of the more interesting questions we’ve heard. Tuesday, February 26 We announced the Beta release of the AWS Diagnostics for Microsoft Windows Server. Wednesday, February 27 We […]

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Price Reductions & Expanded Free Tier for the Simple Queue Service (SQS) and the Simple Notification Service (SNS)

We launched the Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS) in 2004 and the Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS) in 2010. Our customers have constantly discovered powerful new ways to build more scalable, elastic and reliable applications with these building blocks. We learned, for example, that some customers use SQS as a buffer ahead of databases and […]

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Available Now: Beta release of AWS Diagnostics for Microsoft Windows Server

Over the past few years, we have seen tremendous adoption of Microsoft Windows Server in AWS. Customers such as the Department of Treasury, the United States Tennis Association, and Lionsgate Film and Entertainment are building and running interesting Windows Server solutions on AWS. To further our efforts to make AWS the best place to run […]

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AWS OpsWorks – One Week Report

Its been an exciting first week for AWS OpsWorks. We appreciate all the product feedback through Twitter, blogs, forums and email. We wanted to share a few common questions that were hearing and explain a little more about our plans for the service. We also invite you to join our Introduction to AWS OpsWorks webinar […]

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AWS Week in Review – February 18, 2013

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, February 18 We updated and improved a number of pages on the AWS site including Cloud Computing on AWS, the AWS Free Usage Tier, Enterprise on AWS, Start-ups on AWS, and Government & Education on AWS, and the AWS Economics Center. We […]

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CloudWatch Monitoring Scripts Updated

We have added three new features to the CloudWatch Monitoring Scripts for Linux. These scripts can be run in the background to periodically report system metrics to Amazon CloudWatch, where they will be stored for two weeks When you install the scripts you can choose to report any desired combination of the following metrics: Memory […]

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