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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.

EC2 Instance Status Checks and Reporting

Instance Status ChecksYou may remember that we recently introduced EC2 Instance Status Monitoring features to give you better visibility into the status of your AWS resources. We began by providing you with information about operational activities that have been scheduled for your EC2 instances. Since then, weve added more functionality. You can now view status […]

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How Collections Work in the AWS SDK for Ruby

Today we have a guest blog post from Matty Noble, Software Development Engineer, SDKs and Tools Team.  – rodica We’ve seen a few questions lately about how to work with collections of resources in the SDK for Ruby, so I’d like to take a moment to explain some of the common patterns and how to […]

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Help Wanted – Manager and Senior Developers for new AWS Media Product

We are staffing up a brand-new AWS team to take advantage of some really interesting opportunities in the digital media space. This team is being launched from an existing product. This particular product has seen exponential growth in the size of its user base on an annualized (run rate) basis, along with 30x revenue growth […]

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New Features for Amazon SNS – Delivery Policies and Message Formatting

We have added two new features to Amazon SNS to give you additional control over the content and delivery of your messages. As a brief reminder, SNS allows you to create named Topics, subscribe to Topics (with delivery via email, HTTP / HTTPS, an SMS message, or to an SQS queue), and to publish messages […]

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Amazon S3 – Object Expiration

Amazon S3 is a great way to store files for the short or for the long term. If you use S3 to store log files or other files that have a limited lifetime, you probably had to build some sort of mechanism in-house to track object ages and to initiate a bulk deletion process from […]

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New – Elastic Network Interfaces in the Virtual Private Cloud

If you look closely at the services and facilities provided by AWS, you’ll see that we’ve chosen to factor architectural components that were once considered elemental (e.g. a server) into multiple discrete parts that you can instantiate and control individually. For example, you can create an EC2 instance and then attach EBS volumes to it […]

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New AWS Console Feature – Improved Access to CloudWatch Alarms

We’ve added some features to the AWS Management Console to make it easier for you to create, view, and manage your Amazon CloudWatch Alarms. Here’s a visual overview. Creating AlarmsYou can now create a new CloudWatch alarm from the Monitoring tab of the selected EC2 instance or EBS volume using the Create Alarm button: Let’s […]

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Behind the Scenes of the AWS Jobs Page, or Scope Creep in Action

The AWS team is growing rapidly and we’re all doing our best to find, interview, and hire the best people for each job. In order to do my part to grow our team, I started to list the most interesting and relevant open jobs at the end of my blog posts. At first I searched […]

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