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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 – The First Trillion Objects

Late last week the number of objects stored in Amazon S3 reached one trillion (1,000,000,000,000 or 1012). That’s 142 objects for every person on Planet Earth or 3.3 objects for every star in our Galaxy. If you could count one object per second it would take you 31,710 years to count them all. We knew […]

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IAM roles for EC2 instances – Simplified Secure Access to AWS service APIs from EC2

Today’s guest blogger is Anders Samuelsson, a Senior Product Manager on the AWS Identity and Access Management team. Anders has great news for anyone who makes calls to AWS APIs using code that runs on an EC2 instance. — Jeff; Today we are introducing AWS Identity and Access management (IAM) roles for EC2 instances, a […]

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NASA Saves nearly $1M Per Year By Using AWS

Linda Cureton, the CIO of NASA wrote a blog post to detail some of the IT reforms that are being put in to place to better serve NASA’s mission and the American people. NASA has been an advocate and user of cloud and shared services for the last couple of years. In her post (IT […]

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AWS Week in Review – June 4, 2012

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, June 4 We announced a lot of SAP news to get the week underway. I posted the latest episode of The AWS Report, featuring Rob Vandenburg, CEO of Lingotek. Tuesday, June 5 We took a look behind the scenes of the Amazon […]

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Internal Elastic Load Balancers in the Virtual Private Cloud

Today’s guest post comes to you courtesy of Spencer Dillard, Product Manager for AWS Elastic Load Balancing. — Jeff; One of the challenges weve heard about many times from customers is the challenge of load balancing between tiers of an application. While Elastic Load Balancing addresses many of the complexities of building a highly available […]

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EC2 Spot Instance Updates – Auto Scaling and CloudFormation Integration, New Sample App

I have three exciting news items for Amazon EC2 users: You can now use Auto Scaling to place bids on the EC2 Spot Market on your behalf. Similarly, you can now place Spot Market bids from within an AWS CloudFormation template. We have a new article to show you how to track Spot instance activity […]

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