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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 Direct Connect Update – Ten New Locations Added in Late 2017

Happy 2018! I am looking forward to getting back to my usual routine, working with our teams to learn about their upcoming launches and then writing blog posts to bring the news to you. Right now I am still catching up on a few launches and announcements from late 2017. First on the list for […]

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AWS Training & Certification Update – Free Digital Training + Certified Cloud Practitioner Exam

We recently made some updates to AWS Training and Certification to make it easier for you to build your cloud skills and to learn about many of the new services that we launched at . Free AWS Digital Training You can now find over 100 new digital training classes at aws.training, all with unlimited access […]

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Amazon Linux 2 – Modern, Stable, and Enterprise-Friendly

I’m getting ready to wrap up my work for the year, cleaning up my inbox and catching up on a few recent AWS launches that happened at and shortly after . Last week we launched . This is modern version of Linux, designed to meet the security, stability, and productivity needs of enterprise environments while […]

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Now Open AWS EU (Paris) Region

Today we are launching our 18th AWS Region, our fourth in Europe. Located in the Paris area, AWS customers can use this Region to better serve customers in and around France. The Details The new Region provides a broad suite of AWS services including , , , , , , , , , , , […]

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New – Amazon CloudWatch Agent with AWS Systems Manager Integration – Unified Metrics & Log Collection for Linux & Windows

In the past I’ve talked about several agents, deaemons, and scripts that you could use to collect system metrics and log files for your Windows and Linux instances and on-premise services and publish them to . The data collected by this somewhat disparate collection of tools gave you visibility into the status and behavior of […]

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Amazon EC2 Price Reduction in the Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Region

Whew – I am just getting back in to blogging after a quick recovery from ! I’m happy to start things off with yet another AWS price reduction, this one for four instance families in the Region. Effective December 1, 2017 we are reducing prices for On-Demand and Reserved Instances as follows: M4 – Up […]

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Now Open – AWS China (Ningxia) Region

Today we launched our 17th Region globally, and the second in China. The AWS Region, operated by Ningxia Western Cloud Data Technology Co. Ltd. (NWCD), is generally available now and provides customers another option to run applications and store data on AWS in China. The Details At launch, the new China (Ningxia) Region, operated by […]

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re:Invent Recap – Announcements to Boost Enterprise Innovation with Windows

My colleague Sandy Carter delivered the Enterprise Innovation State of the Union last week at . She wrote the guest post below to recap the announcements that she made from the stage. “I want my company to innovate, but I am not convinced we can execute successfully.” Far too many times I have heard this […]

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Get Ready for the AWS Serverless Application Repository

applications have become mainstream more quickly than I ever could have imagined. Every second of every day, countless functions spring to life on an as-needed basis, take care of some critical business function, and then finish up. Our users tell us that they love the flexibility, scalability, and cost-effectiveness of this model. We want to […]

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T2 Unlimited – Going Beyond the Burst with High Performance

I first wrote about the T2 instances in the summer of 2014, and talked about how many workloads have a modest demand for continuous compute power and an occasional need for a lot more. This model resonated with our customers; the T2 instances are very popular and are now used to host microservices, low-latency interactive […]

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