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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.

New IDC White Paper – Business Value of Amazon Web Services Accelerates Over Time

Update (September 23, 2015): The 2012-era report mentioned in the blog post has been superseded by a newer one published in 2015. The post has been updated accordingly. Analysts Randy Perry and Stephen Hendrick of IDC have just published a commissioned white paper titled The Business Value of Amazon Web Services Accelerates Over Time. You […]

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AWS Management Console Improvements (EC2 Tab)

We recently made some improvements to the EC2 tab of the AWS Management Console. It is now easier to access the AWS Marketplace and to configure attached storage (EBS volumes and ephemeral storage) for EC2 instances. Marketplace AccessThis one is really simple, but definitely worth covering. You can now access the AWS Marketplace from the […]

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AWS Week in Review – July 16, 2012

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Tuesday,  July 17 We reminded you to get ready to register for AWS re:Invent. The Amazon Simple Email Service now supports Simple DKIM signing. Minutes later, developer Andy Chilton updated his Awssum node.js library to support this important new feature. We released a […]

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Amazon CloudWatch Monitoring Scripts for Microsoft Windows

Update (January 6, 2016) – The Windows scripts described in this blog post have been deprecated and are no longer available. For updated information on how to perform the same tasks in a more modern fashion, please take a look at Sending Performance Counters to CloudWatch and Logs to CloudWatch Logs, Configuring a Windows Instance […]

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New High I/O EC2 Instance Type – hi1.4xlarge – 2 TB of SSD-Backed Storage

The Plot So FarAs the applications that you build with AWS grow in scale, scope, and complexity, you haven’t been shy about asking us for more locations, more features, more storage, or more speed. Modern web and mobile applications are often highly I/O dependent. They need to store and retrieve lots of data in order […]

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EC2 Instance Status Metrics

We introduced a set of EC2 instance status checks at the beginning of the year. These status checks are the results of automated tests performed by EC2 on every running instance that detect hardware and software issues.  As described in my original post, there are two types of tests: system status checks and instance status checks. […]

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Scaling with Amazon SQS

Atulya Beheray of the AWS Messaging Team has written a guest post to introduce a new paper that his team has put together to show you how to use the Simple Queue Service in highly scalable fashion. — Jeff; Amazon SQS has been by used many AWS customers as a building block for building highly […]

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Get Ready to Register for AWS re:Invent

Earlier this year I asked you to start thinking about attending and perhaps even speaking at AWS re:Invent, our first global customer and partner conference. The conference will be held from November 27-29 at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas. We’ve arranged for three very full days of activity: Tuesday, November 27 Wednesday, November 28 […]

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Simple Email Service – Easy DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) Support

The Amazon Simple Email Service (SES) gives you the power to send bulk and transactional emails, with a focus on ease of use and deliverability. After you sign up for Amazon SES, you simply verify your domain, request production access, send email, and monitor the results. What’s Deliverability? Deliverability refers to the likelihood that an […]

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