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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 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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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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