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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.

Introducing AWS Simple Icons for your Architecture Diagrams

Cloud Computing has shifted the focus more than ever to architecture of an application. In order to get the maximum benefit of on-demand infrastructure, it is important to invest time in your architectures. A diagram is worth a thousand words. An architecture diagram is probably worth a million to architects and developers. Its is one […]

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Amazon CloudFront Update – Fall 2011

Amazon CloudFront has been a big hit. We’re adding customers, locations, and features at a rapid clip. Let’s take a look at what’s been going on. Lots of CustomersWe now have over 20,000 active* CloudFront customers; this is double the number of customers we had at this time last year. Based on a quick search […]

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New – AWS Elastic Load Balancing Inside of a Virtual Private Cloud

The popular AWS Elastic Load Balancing Feature is now available within the Virtual Private Cloud (VPC). Features such as SSL termination, health checks, sticky sessions and CloudWatch monitoring can be configured from the AWS Management Console, the command line, or through the Elastic Load Balancing APIs. When you provision an Elastic Load Balancer for your […]

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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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