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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 Week in Review – January 7, 2013

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, January 7 You can now use Amazon CloudWatch actions to stop or terminate an EC2 instance when an alarm is triggered. Wednesday, January 9 We announced that Amazon SNS now supports payloads up to 64KB. Thursday, January 10 We announced the finalists […]

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Annoucing the Finalists of the 2012 AWS Start-Up Challenge

I announced the 24 semi-finalists of the AWS Start-Up Challenge last week. Today I am pleased to announce that we’ve chosen the following 12 finalists: Big Data & High Performance Computing Demyst Data (Hong Kong) – Real-time analysis of consumer and small business profiles to improve decision making. Mortar Data (USA) – Open source framework […]

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Amazon CloudWatch – Alarm Actions

As you probably know, Amazon CloudWatch provides monitoring services for your cloud resources and your applications. You can track cloud, system, and application metrics, see them visually, and arrange to be notified (via a CloudWatch alarm) if they go beyond a value that you specify. For example, you can track the CPU load of your […]

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AWS Week in Review – December 31, 2012

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Tuesday, January 1 We posted page full of additional resources for AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM). Wednesday, January 2 We launched the ElastiCache Auto Discovery client for PHP. Friday, January 4 We announced AWS Management Console improvements, including tablet and mobile support. […]

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Announcing the Semi-Finalists of the 2012 AWS Start-Up Challenge

We received close to 2,500 applications for the 2012 AWS Start-Up Challenge! Applications arrived from every state in the US and from 84 other countries including Iceland, Ghana, Bahrain, Nepal, Cambodia, and Malawi. Our suite of judges have chosen the following 24 semi-finalists: Big Data & High Performance Computing Automated Insights (USA) Demyst Data (Hong […]

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AWS Weeks in Review – December 17 & 24, 2012

Due to the holidays, today’s report covers the past two weeks! Monday,  December 17 You can now copy an EBS Snapshot between AWS Regions. Tuesday, December 18 We added an Analytics Dashboard and real-time comparison of rank expressions to Amazon CloudSearch. We added environment resource support and an updated PHP runtime to Elastic Beanstalk. Thursday, […]

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Root Domain Website Hosting for Amazon S3

As you may already know,  you can host your static website on Amazon S3, giving you the ability to sustain any conceivable level of traffic, at a very modest cost, without the need to set up, monitor, scale, or manage any web servers. With static hosting, you pay only for the storage and bandwidth that […]

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