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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.

Startup Weekend and AWS – Better Together

Have you ever been to a Startup Weekend event? In the space of 54 hours starting on a Friday evening (here’s a typical schedule), participants pitch business ideas, form teams, implement their ideas, and present their work before a panel of judges. Along the way there’s time for some coaching and a quick lesson in […]

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Amazon RDS – SQL Server Major Version Upgrade

The Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) takes care of the low-level drudgery associated with setting up, managing, and scaling a relational database. With support for multiple versions of MySQL, Oracle Database, and Microsoft SQL Server, RDS can be used in a wide variety of appliations. Without RDS, upgrading to a new version of your chosen […]

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Cross Region EC2 AMI Copy

We know that you want to build applications that span AWS Regions and we’re working to provide you with the services and features needed to do so. We started out by launching the EBS Snapshot Copy feature late last year. This feature gave you the ability to copy a snapshot from Region to Region with […]

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AWS Management Console for iPhone

Back in January we released our first Management Console mobile app for Android users. Were now pleased to announce the availability of the AWS Console for iPhone! The app summarizes the status of your EC2 instances, CloudWatch alarms, total service charges, and AWS Service Health. You can view all of your EC2 instances, filter and […]

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AWS Elastic Beanstalk for Node.js

Im happy to be able to tell you that AWS Elastic Beanstalk now supports Node.js applications. You can now build event-driven Node.js applications and then use Elastic Beanstalk to deploy and manage them on AWS. Elastic Beanstalk automatically configures the environment and resources using sensible defaults in order to run your Node.js application. You can […]

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AWS Week in Review – March 4, 2013

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, March 4 We announced that you can get a $120 AWS credit by using SAP HANA One. Amazon RDS now provides easier access to database log files. Tuesday, March 5 We announced a special AWS hiring event in Berlin. We announced a […]

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DynamoDB – Price Reduction and New Reserved Capacity Model

We’re making Amazon DynamoDB an even better value today, with a price reduction and a new reserved capacity pricing model. Behind the scenes, we’ve worked hard to make this happen. We have fine-tuned our storage and our processing model, optimized our replication pipeline, and taken advantage of our scale to drive down our hardware costs. […]

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