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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.

Backup and Restore ElastiCache Redis Clusters

You can use Amazon ElastiCache to implement an in-memory storage layer between your application code and your database using the Memcached or Redis engines. Adding an in-memory storage layer can often lead to dramatic speed improvements for database accesses. Regardless of which engine you choose, ElastiCache makes it easy to deploy, operate, and scale a […]

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MySQL 5.5 to MySQL 5.6 Upgrade Support for Amazon RDS

The Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) takes care of almost all of the day to day grunt work that would otherwise consume a lot of system administrator and DBA time. You don’t have to worry about hardware provisioning, operating system or database installation or patching, backups, monitoring, or failover. Instead, you can invest in your […]

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AWS Elastic Beanstalk for Docker

AWS Elastic Beanstalk makes it easy for you to deploy and manage applications in the AWS cloud. After you upload your application, Elastic Beanstalk will provision, monitor, and scale capacity (Amazon EC2 instances), while also load balancing incoming requests across all of the healthy instances. Docker automates the deployment of applications in the form of […]

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AWS Week in Review – April 14, 2014

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, April 14 We added AWS customer success stories from Belkin, Channel 4 (UK), Clipkit, Loggly, MairDumont,, and Pharmatechnik. Tuesday, April 15 We announced that you can now Evaluate Security Products With no Software Charges Using AWS Marketplace. Wednesday, April 16 The […]

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Evaluate Security Products With no Software Charges by Using AWS Marketplace

Have you shopped at AWS Marketplace lately? The selection keeps on growing and you can easily find, buy, and starting many different types of Software Infrastructure, Developer Tools, and Business Software: You don’t need to worry about procuring a server, installing and configuring an operating system, or installing the actual software that you set out […]

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EC2 Update – Previous Generation Instances

We have made some important changes to the EC2 pricing and instance type pages. We are introducing the concept of previous generations of EC2 instances. Amazon EC2 has been around since the summer of 2006. We started with a single instance (the venerable and still-popular m1.small) and have added many over the years. We have […]

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AWS Week in Review – April 7, 2014

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, April 7 We added AWS Customer Success Stories from Comba Telecom, Etix, Ideomed, Predictix, Scopely, Sonian, and ScribbleLive. The AWS PHP Development Blog showed you how to Test Webhooks Locally for Amazon SNS. Tuesday, April 8 We announced that the AWS Console […]

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