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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 Week in Review – June 18, 2012

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, June 18 We updated the AWS SlideShare channel. All of the existing presentations have been tagged and categorized. Popular tags include Getting Started With AWS, AWS Customer Presentations, AWS Partner Presentations, AWS Solution Architecture & Best Practices, and AWS Event Presentations. Tuesday, June 19 We announced […]

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Learn All About the Amazon Simple Workflow Service – Two New Videos

The Amazon Simple Workflow Service (SWF) is used to power highly scalable distributed systems at NASA (case study), Sage Bionetworks (case study), and a number of our other customers. In order to help you to better understand SWF, Balan Subramanian, SWF Product Manager, hosted an hour-long webinar: Maxim Fateev, AWS Principal Engineer, spent another hour […]

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AWS CloudFormation Supports Amazon DynamoDB and Amazon CloudFront Dynamic Content

Today, AWS CloudFormation is adding support for Amazon DynamoDB and Amazon CloudFront dynamic content. You can now describe related AWS resources such as EC2 instances, Amazon DynamoDB tables, and Amazon CloudFront distributions using CloudFormation templates. These templates can fully encapsulate the resources needed to run your application on AWS and can be version controlled alongside […]

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AWS Week in Review – June 11, 2012

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, June 11 You can now run MySQL server on Amazon RDS for just $19 per month. We introduced Roles for EC2 Instances to simplify secure access to AWS APis from EC2. Tuesday, June 12 We announced that there are now one trillion objects stored in Amazon […]

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AWS Support – We’ve Got Your Back

The AWS Support program just got even better! We have added features, lowered prices, and created a new free support plan that includes immediate access to customer service and technical support for AWS issues, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We’ve replaced the metallic level names (Bronze, Silver, Gold, […]

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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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