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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.

General Purpose (SSD) Storage for Amazon RDS

In June of this year I introduced you to the new SSD-backed Elastic Block Storage option for EC2. Just a few months after release, this new option (formally known as General Purpose (SSD)) is already being used for about 90% of the newly created EBS volumes. Our customers have told us that they love the […]

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Amazon DynamoDB Update – JSON, Expanded Free Tier, Flexible Scaling, Larger Items

Amazon DynamoDB Amazon DynamoDB is a fast and flexible NoSQL database service for all applications that need consistent, single-digit millisecond latency at any scale. Our customers love the fact that they can get started quickly and simply (and often at no charge, within the AWS Free Tier) and then seamlessly scale to store any amount […]

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AWS Week in Review – September 29, 2014

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, September 29 We published a New Quick Start – Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) on AWS. We announced that Cloudformation Support for ELB, CloudFront, OpsWorks, and SNS has been updated. We announced that Version 2 of the AWS Mobile SDK is now […]

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Amazon Elastic Transcoder Now Supports Smooth Streaming

Amazon Elastic Transcoder is a scalable, fully managed media (audio and video) transcoding service that works on a cost-effective, pay-per-use model. You don’t have to license or install any software, and you can take advantage of transcoding presets for a variety of popular output devices and formats, including H.264 and VP8 video and AAC, MP3, […]

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EC2 Maintenance Update II

I’d like to give you an update on the EC2 Maintenance announcement that I posted last week. Late yesterday (September 30th), we completed a reboot of less than 10% of the EC2 fleet to protect you from any security risks associated with the Xen Security Advisory (XSA-108). This Xen Security Advisory was embargoed until a […]

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Amazon AppStream is Now Available in Japan

Amazon AppStream allows you to build complex applications that run on simple devices, taking advantage of cloud-based graphical rendering (both 2D and 3D) and reducing the need for local compute power and storage. Our customers are also using AppStream to simplify their beta testing process and to control the dispersion of their Intellectual Property (IP). […]

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