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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 Weeks in Review – December 17 & 24, 2012

Due to the holidays, today’s report covers the past two weeks! Monday,  December 17 You can now copy an EBS Snapshot between AWS Regions. Tuesday, December 18 We added an Analytics Dashboard and real-time comparison of rank expressions to Amazon CloudSearch. We added environment resource support and an updated PHP runtime to Elastic Beanstalk. Thursday, […]

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Root Domain Website Hosting for Amazon S3

As you may already know,  you can host your static website on Amazon S3, giving you the ability to sustain any conceivable level of traffic, at a very modest cost, without the need to set up, monitor, scale, or manage any web servers. With static hosting, you pay only for the storage and bandwidth that […]

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Even More Features for AWS GovCloud (US)

What’s GovCloud? AWS GovCloud (US) is a gated community cloud designed to support the compliance needs of customer workloads with direct or indirect ties to U.S. Government functions, services, or regulations. The AWS GovCloud (US) framework adheres to U.S. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) requirements. Hot on the heels of my last GovCloud post, […]

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The New EC2 High Storage Instance Family

In our continuing quest to ensure that Amazon EC2 is applicable to an incredibly broad array of use cases, we are launching a new instance family today. The High Storage Eight Extra Large (hs1.8xlarge) instances are a great fit for applications that require high storage depth and high sequential I/O performance. Each instance includes 117 […]

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AWS Elastic Beanstalk – Environment Resource Support + Updated PHP Runtime

AWS Elastic Beanstalk can now provision and configure AWS resources to power your application. In conjunction with a new version of our PHP runtime, you get more control and more flexibility with less code. In October, we announced the Elastic Beanstalk configuration files and talked about how they can help you configure EC2 instances without […]

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EBS Snapshot Copy (Between Regions)

To make it even easier for you to build AWS applications that span regions, we’re introducing a new EBS Snapshot Copy feature today. You can now copy EBS snapshots between EC2 Regions. Why Copy? So, why would you want to copy an EBS Snapshot from one AWS Region to another? Here are some of the […]

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AWS Week in Review – December 10, 2012

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, December 10 We announced the results of the first EC2 Spotathon. Congratulations to the winners! Wednesday, December 12 We added a number of new customer case studies: BioSense 2.0 from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, MPS Technologies (creation and […]

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