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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.

New – Use Amazon S3 Event Notifications with Amazon EventBridge

We launched Amazon EventBridge in mid-2019 to make it easy for you to build powerful, event-driven applications at any scale. Since that launch, we have added several important features including a Schema Registry, the power to Archive and Replay Events, support for Cross-Region Event Bus Targets, and API Destinations to allow you to send events […]

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New – Recycle Bin for EBS Snapshots

It is easy to create EBS Snapshots, and just as easy to either delete them manually or to use the Data Lifecycle Manager to delete them automatically in accord with your organization’s retention model. Sometimes, as it turns out, it is a bit too easy to delete snapshots, and a well-intended cleanup effort or a […]

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New – Real-User Monitoring for Amazon CloudWatch

Way back in 2009 I wrote a blog post titled New Features for Amazon EC2: Elastic Load Balancing, Auto Scaling, and Amazon CloudWatch. In that post I talked about how Amazon CloudWatch helps you to build applications that are highly scalable and highly available, and noted that it gives you cost-effective real-time visibility into your […]

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AWS Free Tier Data Transfer Expansion – 100 GB From Regions and 1 TB From Amazon CloudFront Per Month

The AWS Free Tier has been around since 2010 and allows you to use generous amounts of over 100 different AWS services. Some services offer free trials, others are free for the first 12 months after you sign up, and still others are always free, up to a per-service maximum. Our intent is to make […]

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AWS Cloud Adoption Framework (CAF) 3.0 is Now Available

The AWS Cloud Adoption Framework (AWS CAF) is designed to help you to build and then execute a comprehensive plan for your digital transformation. Taking advantage of AWS best practices and lessons learned from thousands of customer engagements, the AWS CAF will help you to identify and prioritize transformation opportunities, evaluate and improve your cloud […]

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New – EC2 Instances (G5) with NVIDIA A10G Tensor Core GPUs

Two years ago I told you about the then-new G4 instances, which featured up to eight NVIDIA T4 Tensor Core GPUs. These instances were designed to give you cost-effective GPU power for machine learning inference and graphics-intensive applications. Today I am happy to tell you about the new G5 instances, which feature up to eight […]

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In The Works – AWS Canada West (Calgary) Region

We launched the Canada (Central) Region in 2016 and added a third Availability Zone in 2020. Since that launch, tens of thousands of AWS customers have used AWS services in Canada to accelerate innovation, increase agility, and to drive cost savings. This includes enterprises such as Air Canada, BMO Financial Group, NHL, Porter Airlines, and […]

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