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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.

2012 Year in Review: New AWS Technical Whitepapers, Articles and Videos Published – Give Us Your Feedback!

In addition to delivering great services and features to our customers, we are constantly working towards helping customers so that they can build highly-scalable, highly-available cost-effective cloud solutions using our services. We not only provide technical documentation for each service but also provide guidance on economics, cross-service architectures, reference implementations, best practices and details on […]

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Endpoint Renaming for Amazon RDS

You can now change the name and endpoint of an existing Amazon RDS database Instance via the AWS Management Console, the Amazon RDS API, or the Amazon RDS Command Line toolkit. This feature is available in all AWS regions and for all of the database engines supported by Amazon RDS. There are two main uses […]

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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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