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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.

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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AWS Elastic Beanstalk – Ruby Support and VPC Integration

AWS Elastic Beanstalk now supports Ruby applications and Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC). Let’s take a look at each of these important and powerful new features. Ruby SupportElastic Beanstalk continues to expand the list of supported platforms (Java, PHP, Python, and .NET) and now adds Ruby applications. If youre a Ruby developer, you can now […]

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New EC2 Second Generation Standard Instances and Price Reductions

We launched Amazon EC2 with a single instance type (the venerable m1.small) in 2006. Over the years we have added many new instance types in order to allow our customers to run a very wide variety of applications and workloads. The Second Generation Standard InstancesToday we are continuing that practice, with the addition of a […]

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