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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.

Now Open: AWS Region in Asia Pacific

Businesses and developers in the Asia Pacific part of the world can now obtain their processing, storage, and other services on an economical, pay-as-you-go basis from resources located nearby. We’ve just opened up an AWS Region in Singapore, with two Availability Zones. The new region supports Amazon EC2 (including Elastic IP Addresses, Amazon CloudWatch, Elastic […]

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AWS Presentation Roundup

As you may know, we’ve hosted AWS Enterprise events in several cities this year. We’ve put the presentations on SlideShare and you may find them to be of interest. Here’s what you can find. From Amazon Brief Overview of Security Architecting for the Cloud AWS and the Enterprise Securing the AWS Cloud Lessons Learned Before […]

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Amazon CloudFront Object TTL Slashed!

By popular demand, we’ve reduced the minimum TTL (Time To Live) for Amazon CloudFront from 24 hours down to just one hour. This means that you can now use CloudFront to distribute content that changes from hour to hour. As has always been the case, you will set the expiration time using the Cache-Control, Pragma, […]

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It Takes More Than a Volcano to Stop an AWS Event

Despite the recent eruption of the Eyjafjallajkull volcano in Iceland, the AWS Cloud for the Enterprise event will still take place in London later this week (Thursday, April 22, to be exact). Amazon CTO Werner Vogels has made his way from Iceland to Glasgow and is now on a train to London. He’ll be there […]

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SOASTA OLAP Engine for Performance Testing

Tom Lounibos from SOASTA sent me a heads-up on their new OLAP Engine. The new product, CloudTest Analytics, builds on SOASTA’s existing CloudTest product. It consists of  data extraction layer that is able to extract real time performance metrics from a number of existing APM (Application Performance Management) tools from vendors such as IBM, CA, […]

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New Elastic MapReduce Feature: Bootstrap Actions

When you launch an Amazon Elastic MapReduce job flow, the Hadoop job is run on a a generic AMI that we supply. Until now, there’s been  no easy way to customize the image by modifying configuration files or installing additional software. By popular demand, we now support bootstrap actions for each Elastic MapReduce job flow. […]

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