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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.

Spotlight on Cost: TellApart

Part of our modus operandi at AWS is to help customers lower the costs of operating their infrastructure. When we are able to achieve better efficiencies in our own datacentres, we pass those savings back on to our customers. That can come in the form of price reductions, or in a variety of payment models. […]

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AWS Week in Review – November 5, 2012

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, November 5 We released consistent BatchGet and other new features for DynamoDB. We updated Amazon CloudSearch with new features, lower prices, and a free trial. We launched a SharePoint reference implementation on AWS complete with all necessary scripts, documentation, and CloudFormation templates. […]

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New Asia Pacific (Sydney) Region in Australia – EC2, DynamoDB, S3, and Much More

It is time to expand the AWS footprint once again, with a new Region in Sydney, Australia. AWS customers in Australia can now enjoy fast, low-latency access to the suite of AWS infrastructure services. New RegionThe new Sydney Region supports the following AWS services: A Tranquil Beach – Shoal Bay, Australia Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud […]

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The Amazon EC2 Spotathon

Stephen Elliott Talks About EC2 Spot Instances If you have used EC2 Spot Instances in a unique way, you need to enter the Amazon EC2 Spotathon. This is an open-ended coding challenge designed to allow you to show off what you have done (and are doing) with Spot Instances. We’re looking for entrants from a […]

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RDS & ElastiCache Updates – New Instance Types and Price Reductions

I’ve got good news for users of the Amazon Relational Database Service and ElastiCache. We’re reducing prices and adding more instance types. RDS Price ReductionWe’ve reduced prices on RDS Database Instances by 8% to 14% in the US East (Northern Virginia) and US West (Oregon) Regions. Here are sample prices for standard deployment (single Availability […]

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