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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 – July 23, 2012

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Tuesday, July 24 I blogged about some improvements to the EC2 tab of the AWS Management Console. IDC published a commissioned white paper to show that the business value of AWS accelerates over time. Thursday, July 26 We published four new CloudFormation templates for Windows — SharePoint, […]

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New Video – David Geller, CEO of Eyejot

I recently interviewed David Geller, President and CEO of Seattle-based Eyejot, for The AWS Report. I really enjoyed speaking with him and the finished video turned out great: David talked about his product and explained how he used AWS to allow him to scale to meet demand. We have a lot more shows in the […]

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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Update (September 23, 2015): The 2012-era report mentioned in the blog post has been superseded by a newer one published in 2015.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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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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