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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 Monitoring

We have been hard at work on a set of features to help you (and the AWS management tools that you use) have better visibility into the status of your AWS resources. We will be releasing this functionality in stages, starting today. Today’s release gives you visibility into scheduled operational activities that might affect your […]

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AWS Management Console Now Supports Amazon Route 53

  The AWS Management Console now includes complete support for Amazon Route 53. You can now create your hosted zones and set up the appropriate records (A, CNAME, MX, and so forth) in a convenient visual environment. Let’s walk through the entire process of registering a domain at a registrar and setting it up in […]

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Now Open – US West (Oregon) Region

We have just opened up another AWS Region! This one is located in the Pacific Northwest area of the United States, in the beautiful state of Oregon, and offers low-cost, low-latency access to our services from the Western portion of the US. Were always trying to provide you with services at the lowest possible price. […]

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AWS Events for November 2011

Here’s what we have in store for November: Webinars: November 1 – Provide details of CloudFormation – 5:00 PM November 9 – Provide details of Virtual Private Cloud – 5:00 PM November 16 – Provide details of Relational Database Services – 5:00 PM November 17 – Amazon Simple Email Service Management Console – 10:00 AM […]

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Amazon Simple Notification Service Now Supports SMS

Today we are adding another transport protocol to the Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS). You can now subscribe a US phone number to an SNS topic. After the subscription has been confirmed, notifications sent to the topic will be delivered to the phone as an SMS message. SMS (also known as Short Message Service) is […]

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New Whitepaper: Using AWS for Disaster Recovery

Disaster recovery (DR) is one of most important use cases that we hear from our customers. Having your own DR site in the cloud ready and on standby, without having to pay for the hardware, power, bandwidth, cooling, space and system administration and  quickly launch resources in cloud, when you really need it (when disaster […]

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