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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.

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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IT-Lifeline – Disaster Recovery Using AWS

Matt Gerber,CEO of managed service provider IT-Lifeline spent some time talking about AWS on camera. Here’s the full video: Matt enumerates the three main benefits that AWS provides him: cost, elasticity, and time to market (sometimes saving 6 months to a year for a new offering). He also talks about security and compliance, and about […]

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Run Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (\Denali\) on AWS Now

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (code named “Denali”) has a lot of really intriguing features including high availability, columnstore indexes, self-service Business Intelligence, faster full-text search, data visualization, and improved security and compliance. Consult the feature guide for more information. In order to make it as easy as possible for you to test your applications with […]

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Free Live Stream of AWS GovCloud Summit II

Due to an overwhelming response, the live registration for tomorrow’s AWS GovCloud Summit has been closed. We will be streaming the entire event and I invite you to sign up now. The event will feature keynote addresses by GSA CIO Casey Coleman and Amazon.com CTO Werner Vogels, customer presentations, how-to sessions, information on FISMA and […]

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