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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.

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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Windows Wednesday – AWS Implementation Guide for Microsoft SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn Availability Groups

Tom Rizzo is back with another guest post. Today he brings news of an implementation guide and some CloudFormation templates to show you how to implement SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups. — Jeff; Welcome to another installment of Windows Wednesday! Last week we announced the beta of our AWS Diagnostics for Microsoft Windows Server which […]

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AWS at the University Hacker Olympics

We were pleased to be able to sponsor the University Hacker Olympics event earlier this year. Held in San Francisco, the event attracted 100 student scholars from 25 universities. The students competed for a chance to win over $150,000 in travel and other prizes. As a platium sponsor, we provided AWS credits to all contestants, […]

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Meet the AWS Team at SxSW

Several of my colleagues on the AWS team are heading to South by Southwest (SxSW) this year. If you are planning to be there, they’d be overjoyed to meet you. We have a booth, two AWS sessions, and some special events: Amazon BoothThe AWS team will be at the Austin Convention Center during SxSW Interactive […]

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Modulus – Scalable Hosting of Node.js Apps With MongoDB Support

Charlie from Modulus wrote in to tell me that their new platform is now available, and that it runs on AWS. Modulus was designed to let you build and host Node.js applications in a scalable fashion. Node.js is a server-side JavaScript environment built around an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model. Web applications built on  Node.js are […]

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