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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.

Three New Features for AWS CloudFormation

AWS CloudFormation gives you an easy way to create and manage a collection of related AWS resources. You define a template (or use one of ours) and hand it over to CloudFormation. It will take care of creating all of the necessary AWS resources (a stack), in the proper order. Today we are introducing three […]

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AWS Week in Review – February 11, 2013

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, February 11 You can now Create a Backup Website Using Route 53 DNS Failover and S3 Website Hosting. Tuesday, February 12 A new post on the AWS Java Blog shows you how to Manage Multiple Accounts with the AWS Toolkit for Eclipse. […]

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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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AWS Week in Review – February 4, 2013

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, February 4 I published a new episode of The AWS Report featuring Russ Dietz of SafeNet. The Relational Database Service now supports Event Subscriptions. Tuesday, February 5 The AWS Java Blog published an article on the topic of Working With AWS CloudFormation […]

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AWS CloudFormation Tagging of Amazon S3 and Amazon RDS

Last summer, I introduced cost allocation reports and tagging, a new system that allows you to organize and track your AWS resources and their associated cost. I also mentioned that well incrementally make this feature bigger and better over time. Today, Im glad to announce that AWS CloudFormation has added support for tagging Amazon S3 […]

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