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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 Free Usage Tier Adds Red Hat Enterprise Linux

I’m happy to announce that the AWS Free Usage Tier now includes 750 hours of Red Hat Enterprise Linux usage on a t1.micro instance. We have supported RHEL on EC2 since November of 2007, and we launched the AWS Free Usage Tier in December of 2010. We are combining these two offerings and customers eligible […]

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AWS Week in Review – June 3, 2013

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, June 3 The AWS Ruby Blog talked about some new Gems that simplify Working With Regions. The new AWS PHP Blog talked about Transferring Files to and From Amazon S3. Tuesday, June 4 We expanded the AWS Region in Tokyo with by […]

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Amazon RDS: 3.5 years, 3 Engines, 9 Regions, 50+ Features and Tens of Thousands of Customers

The Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) was designed to simplify one of the most complex of all common IT activities: managing and scaling a relational database while providing fast, predictable performance and high availability. RDS in ActionIn the 3.5 years since we launched Amazon RDS, a lot has happened. Amazon RDS is now being used […]

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Amazon Redshift Now Available in Japan

Amazon Redshift is now available in the Asia Pacific (Tokyo) Region. AWS customers running in this Region can now create a fast, fully managed, petabyte-scale data warehouse today at a price point that is a tenth that of most traditional data warehousing solutions. Customers Love Amazon RedshiftWe launched Redshift in February of 2013. Since that […]

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AWS Week in Review – May 27, 2013

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, May 27 We released another an AWS customer success story to highlight Mentor Graphics. Tuesday, May 28 We announced that AWS IAM Now Supports Amazon, Facebook, and Google Identity Federation. Wednesday, May 29 The AWS Security Blog talked about the API options […]

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