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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.

Amazon RDS Now Supports T2 Instances

We launched the T2 instance type last month. This new Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instance type provides a solid level of baseline performance and the ability to burst above the baseline as needed. As I wrote in my blog post, these instances are ideal for development, testing, and medium-traffic web sites. Today we […]

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Updated IAM Console

If you are an AWS user, I sincerely hope that you are using AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) to control access to your services and your resources! As you probably know, you can create AWS users and groups and use permissions to allow and deny access to many aspects of AWS. Today we are […]

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AWS Week in Review – July 28, 2014

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, July 28 The AWS Big Data Blog talked about Best Practices for High-Frequency Loading on Amazon Redshift. We updated the EC2 Public IP Address Ranges. Tuesday, July 29 We announced New Amazon Climate Research Grants. The AWS Startup Collection published a Sample App […]

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AWS Trusted Advisor For Everyone

AWS Trusted Advisor is your customized cloud expert! It helps you to observe best practices for the use of AWS by inspecting your AWS environment with an eye toward saving money, improving system performance and reliability, and closing security gaps. Since we launched Trusted Advisor in 2013, our customers have viewed over 1.7 million best-practice […]

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Auto Scaling Update – Lifecycle Management, Standby State, and DetachInstances

Auto Scaling is a key AWS service. You can use it to build resilient, highly scalable applications that react to changes in load by launching or terminating Amazon EC2 instances as needed, all driven by system or user-defined metrics collected and tracked by Amazon CloudWatch. Today we are enhancing Auto Scaling with the addition of […]

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Amazon ElastiCache Flexible Node Placement

Amazon ElastiCache makes it easy for you to deploy an in-memory cache in the cloud using the Memacached or Redis engines. Today we are launching a new flexible node placement model for ElastiCache. Your Memcached Cache Clusters can now span multiple Availability Zones within a Region. This will help to improve the reliability of the […]

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New Amazon Climate Research Grants

Many of my colleagues are focused on projects that lead to a reduction in the environmental impact of our work. Online shopping itself is inherently more environmentally friendly than traditional retailing. Other important initiatives include Frustration-Free Packaging, Environmentally Friendly Packaging, our global Kaizen program, Sustainable Building Design, and a selection of AmazonGreen products. On the […]

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