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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.

TKLBAM – Turnkey Linux Backup and Migration

Liraz from Turnkey Linux sent me some information about their newest product TKLBAM – Turnkey Linux Backup and Migration. TKLBAM was designed to be a painless and fully automated backup and restore system that “magically” knows what to backup and what not to backup. They wanted to make sure that testing of backups was easy, […]

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Upcoming AWS Events – Fall 2010

Now that summer is officially history, we’re going to swing in to high gear once again. We’ve got product launches, blog posts, and events of all sorts in the works. Here’s what we have planned for September: Launch Your Game on the Cloud in Less Than An Hour! (September 15, 11:00 AM PT) Attend this […]

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Amazon EC2 Price Reduction

We’re always looking for ways to make AWS an even better value for our customers. If you’ve been reading this blog for an extended period of time you know that we reduce prices on our services from time to time. Effective September 1, 2010, we’ve reduced the On-Demand and Reserved Instance prices on the m2.2xlarge […]

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FindTheBest – AWS in Action

Mike from Cirrhus9 sent me some information about their recent implementation of FindTheBest. With his permission, I am sharing some of the details with you so that you can get a better idea of how a sophisticated developer brings together a wide variety of technologies in order to construct a complete web application. What is […]

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New CloudFront Feature: Invalidation

Under normal conditions, an Amazon S3 object in a bucket that is part of a CloudFront distribution can be cached at a CloudFront edge location per the object’s TTL (Time to Live). In many situations it is possible to come up with a reasonable value for the TTL ahead of time. In other cases you […]

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Appian Anywhere: Authority to Operate

After a rigorous and comprehensive assessment, Appian has received an Authority to Operate (ATO) from the U.S .Department of Education for the Department’s Appian Anywhere BPM (Business Process Management) application, which is built on AWS. Appian Anywhere provides IT request management, marketing request management, and project management using a SaaS model. The assessment covered the […]

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Happy 4th Birthday Amazon EC2

I almost missed a really important anniversary! Yesterday marked Amazon EC2‘s fourth birthday. Here are some of the ways that EC2 has grown and changed in the last four years: Category 2006 2010 Regions One Four Availability Zones One Ten Availability Zones Instance Types One Nine Pricing Models One Three Storage Ephemeral Storage Ephemeral StorageElastic […]

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Updated: AWS Security Whitepaper

Good news for all those interested in security…we’ve released the fourth version of our Overview of Security Processes whitepaper. It contains ten pages of new and additional detailed information. Highlights of new content include: A description of the AWS control environment A list of our SAS-70 Type II Control Objectives Some discussion of risk management […]

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AWS SDK for Java Updated

We just released version 1.0.8 of theAWS SDK for Java. In addition to some bug fixes, the SDK includes the following new features: Support for the new Reserved DB Instances. Improved constructors for the Amazon RDS model classes. A new StepFactory class to simplify the process of creating Elastic MapReduce job flows. Improved support for […]

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