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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 Marketplace – Additional EC2 Operating System Support (FreeBSD, Debian, CentOS)

We’re working hard to make the AWS Marketplace even more flexible and to make sure that it contains the operating systems, tools, and other resources that you need. Today we are adding support for three new open source operating systems: FreeBSD, CentOS, and Debian. We are also making it easier for you to find software […]

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SQS Queues and SNS Notifications – Now Best Friends

The Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS) and the Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS) are important “glue” components for scalable, cloud-based applications (see the Reference Architectures in the AWS Architecture Center to learn more about how to put them to use in your own applications). One common design pattern is called “fanout.” In this pattern, a […]

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EBS Volume Status Checks

We’ve received some great feedback on the EC2 instance status checks that were released earlier this year. Our customers appreciate the fact that we can detect and report on how their EC2 instances are performing. Today we are adding a new status check for EBS Provisioned IOPS volumes. As you know, you can now provision […]

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Now Hiring – AWS Solutions Architects

One of the most interesting and challenging jobs on the AWS team (besides mine, of course) is that of Solutions Architect. As a Solutions Architect, you spend virtually all of your time working with our customers to help them get the most from AWS.You could even find yourself in the middle of a presidential campaign. […]

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Windows Server 2012 Now Available on AWS

Today we have an awesome guest post from a General Manager on the Amazon EC2 team. Enjoy! — Jeff; Before talking about Windows Server 2012, let me first introduce myself. My name is Tom Rizzo and Im the General Manager for the Windows team in AWS. I previously worked at Microsoft in a variety of […]

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The AWS Report – David Rocamora of Controlgroup

For this episode of The AWS Report, I interviewed David Rocamora, VP of DevOps for Controlgroup. We talked about the origins of cloud computing at Controlgroup, and the way that it has allowed them to make radical, transformative changes in the way that they design, develop, and deliver applications to their clients. We discussed a […]

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AWS Week in Review – November 12, 2012

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, November 12 We launched a new AWS Region in Sydney, Australia. Tuesday, November 13 I published a new episode of The AWS Report, featuring John Smiley of the Amazon RDS team. We announced four new cache node types for Amazon ElastiCache. We […]

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