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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.

Updated Microsoft SQL Server Offerings

As you might know, you can use official Windows AMIs (Amazon Machine Images) to launch Amazon EC2 instances with Microsoft SQL Server, inside or outside a VPC (Virtual Private Cloud). Many customers are taking advantage of this possibility to run different types of workloads on the AWS Cloud. After listening to customer feedback (as we […]

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Multi-AZ Option for Amazon RDS for Oracle Database

The Multi-AZ (Availability Zone) feature of the Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) replicates database updates across two Availability Zones to increase durability and availability. Amazon RDS will automatically fail over to the standby for planned maintenance and unplanned disruptions: This feature is now available for all license types supported by Amazon RDS for Oracle Database […]

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AWS Week in Review – April 23, 2012

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, April 23 We announced that AWS Elastic Beanstalk is now available in our Asia Pacific (Tokyo) Region. Tuesday, April 24 We announced that Amazon DynamoDB is now available in three additional regions, bringing the total to six. We opened up registration for the AWS Summits in […]

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Scalable Session Handling in PHP Using Amazon DynamoDB

Jeremy Lindblom of the AWS Developer Services team put together the following guest post to show PHP developers how to store session data in Amazon DynamoDB. — Jeff; The DynamoDB Session Handler is a new feature of the AWS SDK for PHP which allows developers to utilize Amazon DynamoDB the brand new NoSQL database service […]

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AWS CloudFormation Can Now Create Virtual Private Clouds

AWS CloudFormation lets you  describe stacks of related AWS resources (EC2 instances, Elastic IP addresses, RDS DB Instances, and much more) using a template. The template can include runtime parameters, allowing you to customize each stack as you create it. CloudFormation automatically creates resources in dependency-based order; you simply tell it which resources you need […]

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DynamoDB Scales Out to Three New Locations

Effectively immediately, Amazon DynamoDB is available in three additional AWS Regions. Here’s the complete list: US East (Northern Virginia) EU (Ireland) Asia Pacific (Tokyo) US West (Northern California) – New US West (Oregon) – New Asia Pacific (Singapore) – New You can find the complete list of HTTP and HTTPS service endpoints here. For more […]

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