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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 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, […]

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 […]

Even More Features for AWS GovCloud (US)

What’s GovCloud? AWS GovCloud (US) is a gated community cloud designed to support the compliance needs of customer workloads with direct or indirect ties to U.S. Government functions, services, or regulations. The AWS GovCloud (US) framework adheres to U.S. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) requirements. Hot on the heels of my last GovCloud post, […]

AWS CloudFormation Template Editors for Visual Studio and Eclipse

AWS CloudFormation gives you the power to launch an entire stack of AWS resources using a declarative template. The templates are JSON-formatted text files that define all of the necessary resources, their attributes, and the relationships between them. Today we are introducing a new CloudFormation editor to make it even easier for you to create […]

AWS Data Pipeline – Now Ready for Use!

The AWS Data Pipeline is now ready for use and you can sign up here. As I described in my initial blog post, the AWS Data Pipeline gives you the power to automate the movement and processing of any amount of data using data-driven workflows and built-in dependency checking. You can access it from the […]

The New EC2 High Storage Instance Family

In our continuing quest to ensure that Amazon EC2 is applicable to an incredibly broad array of use cases, we are launching a new instance family today. The High Storage Eight Extra Large (hs1.8xlarge) instances are a great fit for applications that require high storage depth and high sequential I/O performance. Each instance includes 117 […]

The AWS Report – Jeff Lawson of Twilio

In the latest episode of The AWS Report, I spoke with Jeff Lawson of Twilio to learn more about what they do and how they use AWS: As Jeff noted, Twilio has a presence in six AWS Regions and their service is available in 40 countries. He told me that none of their developers or […]

AWS Elastic Beanstalk – Environment Resource Support + Updated PHP Runtime

AWS Elastic Beanstalk can now provision and configure AWS resources to power your application. In conjunction with a new version of our PHP runtime, you get more control and more flexibility with less code. In October, we announced the Elastic Beanstalk configuration files and talked about how they can help you configure EC2 instances without […]