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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 S3 Update: New Storage Class and General Availability of S3 Select

I’ve got two big pieces of news for anyone who stores and retrieves data in : New S3 One Zone-IA Storage Class – This new storage class is 20% less expensive than the existing Standard-IA storage class. It is designed to be used to store data that does not need the extra level of protection […]

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EFS File Sync – Faster File Transfer To Amazon EFS File Systems

Update (January, 2019) The EFS File Sync feature described in this post has evolved into an independent service, AWS DataSync, which works with both Amazon EFS and Amazon S3. DataSync has a dedicated management console and service API, and is integrated with Amazon CloudWatch, to provide CloudWatch Metrics on the number of files and amount […]

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AWS Documentation is Now Open Source and on GitHub

Earlier this year we made the AWS SDK developer guides available as GitHub repos (all found within the awsdocs organization) and invited interested parties to contribute changes and improvements in the form of pull requests. Today we are adding over 138 additional developer and user guides to the organization, and we are looking forward to […]

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Amazon GameLift FleetIQ and Spot Instances – Save up to 90% On Game Server Hosting

is a scalable, cloud-based runtime environment for session-based multiplayer games. You simply upload a build of your game, tell which type of EC2 instances you’d like to host it on, and sit back while takes care of setting up sessions and maintaining a suitably-sized fleet of EC2 instances. This automatic scaling allows you to accommodate […]

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