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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.

AWS Events for February 2011

We’ve got a lot of interesting live events and webinars planned for February of 2011. First, the live events: Feb 1 – Silicon Valley Cloud Computing Group  – What’s new with AWS – Mountain View, CA. Feb 1 – AWS 101 Cloud Computing Seminar: Making the Case for Cloud – Sydney, Australia. Feb 1 – […]

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Amazon S3 – Bigger and Busier Than Ever

The number of objects stored in Amazon S3 continues to grow: Here are the stats, measured at the end of the fourth quarter of each year: 2006 – 2.9 billion objects 2007 – 14 billion objects 2008 – 40 billion objects 2009 – 102 billion objects 2010 – 262 billion objects The peak request rate […]

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Amazon CloudWatch Console Support

The AWS Management Console now includes support for the new Amazon CloudWatch features described in my other posts. The new CloudWatch tab on the console gives you complete access to all of the metrics collected for your EC2 instances, EBS volumes, RDS DB Instances, and Elastic Load Balancers. You can look at the statistics numerically, […]

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Introducing the Amazon Simple Email Service

Like most technical endeavors, sending email is a lot harder than it looks! The simple solutions that are entirely adequate when you have to send a couple of dozen daily emails simply don’t work when you need to send out hundreds, thousands, or even millions of emails over the same time period. To pick just […]

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AWS Elastic Beanstalk Programming Model

Let’s talk about the way that your design your application for use within AWS Elastic Beanstalk.. As I have already mentioned, Elastic Beanstalk will handle the nitty-gritty day-to-day details associated with running and scaling your application. You get to focus on your application and on your customers instead of on the details of the infrastructure. […]

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