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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 Storage Gateway – Now Generally Available and New Support for Gateway-Cached Volumes

The AWS Storage Gateway is a service that connects an on-premises software appliance with cloud-based storage. We launched the Storage Gateway earlier this year. The initial release supported on-premises iSCSI volume storage (what we call Gateway-Stored volumes), with snapshot backups to the cloud. Volume data stored locally is pushed to Amazon S3, where it is […]

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AWS Week in Review – October 15, 2012

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, October 15 AWS CloudFormation now supports RDS DB Parameter Groups and Provisioned IOPS. Tuesday, October 16 SAP Hana One is now certified for production use on AWS. New AWS Report posted – Patrick McBride of Xceedium. Friday,October 19 You can now launch EC2 Micro Instances […]

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The AWS Report – Michael Crandell of RightScale

For today’s episode of the AWS Report, I spoke to Michael Crandell, co-founder and CEO of RightScale. RightScale was founded shortly after Amazon S3 and Amazon EC2 were introduced, with the goal of taking advantage of pay-as-you-go infrastructure as service. In this four minute video, Michael describe’s RightScale’s role as Cloud Management Platform (CMP). He […]

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AWS Report – Patrick McBride of Xceedium

For today’s episode of The AWS Report, I spoke with Patrick McBride of Xceedium to learn more about their Xsuite Cloud product. which runs on AWS (including the Virtual Private Cloud and the AWS GovCloud): Xceedium is a Platinum sponsor of AWS re:Invent and their products will be demo’ed in their booth. I’d like to […]

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The Amazon RDS Team is on Fire – Help Wanted!

The Amazon RDS team has been cranking out feature releases at an incredibly rapid pace. I’m working double secret overtime just to keep up with them. Here’s what they’ve released in the past month (Click on the image to learn more about RDS): 9/13: SQL Server VPC support 9/13: Oracle Data Pump support 9/25: Provisioned […]

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AWS Week in Review – October 8, 2012

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, October 8 Our friends at AWS Partner 8KMiles released a new presentation, Email Architecture using Amazon SES. Tuesday, October 9 We added two new checks to the AWS Trusted Advisor – S3 Bucket Policy and Idle Elastic Load Balancer. I posted another […]

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Amazon EC2 Spot Instance Bid Status

We want to make EC2 Spot Instances even easier to use. One way we are doing this is by making the bidding and processing more open and more transparent. You probably know that you can use Spot Instances to bid for unused capacity, allowing you to obtain compute capacity at a price that is based […]

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