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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.

The Amazon EC2 Spotathon

Stephen Elliott Talks About EC2 Spot Instances If you have used EC2 Spot Instances in a unique way, you need to enter the Amazon EC2 Spotathon. This is an open-ended coding challenge designed to allow you to show off what you have done (and are doing) with Spot Instances. We’re looking for entrants from a […]

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RDS & ElastiCache Updates – New Instance Types and Price Reductions

I’ve got good news for users of the Amazon Relational Database Service and ElastiCache. We’re reducing prices and adding more instance types. RDS Price ReductionWe’ve reduced prices on RDS Database Instances by 8% to 14% in the US East (Northern Virginia) and US West (Oregon) Regions. Here are sample prices for standard deployment (single Availability […]

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The AWS Report – Scott Montgomery of Trend Micro

In this episode of The AWS Report, I spoke with Scott Montgomery, Global Director of Strategy for Trend Micro to learn more about their cloud offerings and strategy. We talked about the transition from security for desktops and servers to security in virtualized environments, and from there up to the cloud. As malware continued to […]

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Deploy a SharePoint 2010 Server Farm on AWS Cloud in 6 Simple Steps (All Scripts and Templates Included)

One of the key differentiators of the AWS cloud is its flexibility. It allows you to not only choose the programming models, languages, operating systems but also deploy enterprise-grade packaged applications that have been already battle-tested by the industry. You can run the business applications that you already know how to use and developers and […]

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AWS Week in Review – October 29, 2012

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, October 29 The AWS Storage Gateway is now generally available, and it now supports gateway-cached volumes. Wednesday, October 31 We made some important changes to the AWS Global Start-Up Challenge. We released the Cloud TCO Cost Comparison Calculator for Web Applications. Thursday, November 1 […]

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DynamoDB Improvements – Consistent BatchGet & More

I’m happy to announce a number of improvements to Amazon DynamoDB – Consistent BatchGet, Simultaneous Control Plane Operations, and more flexible updating of provisioned throughput. Let’s take a look at each improvement. Consistent BatchGetDynamoDB’s BatchGet operation has been extended so that it now supports strongly consistent reads in addition to eventually consistent reads. Using the […]

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Version 2 of the AWS SDK for PHP

I’m happy to announce that version 2 of the AWS SDK for PHP is now available. To take advantage of new features in PHP 5.3 and to conform to the recommendations of the PHP Framework Interop Group, we rebuilt the SDK from the ground up. We made these changes to give PHP developers a firm […]

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