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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 Week in Review – October 31, 2016

Over 25 internal and external contributors helped out with pull requests and fresh content this week! Thank you all for your help and your support. Monday October 31 We shared the AWS Hot Startups for October 2016 – Optimizely, Touch Surgery, and WittyFeed. We announced that Amazon Redshift now available in South America (São Paulo) […]

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CodePipeline Update – Build Continuous Delivery Workflows for CloudFormation Stacks

When I begin to write about a new way for you to become more productive by using two AWS services together, I think about a 1980’s TV commercial for Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups! The intersection of two useful services or two delicious flavors creates a new one that is even better. Today’s chocolate / peanut […]

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New – Sending Metrics for Amazon Simple Email Service (SES)

focuses on deliverability – getting email through to the intended recipients. In my launch blog post (Introducing the Amazon Simple Email Service), I noted that several factors influence delivery, including the level of trust that you have earned with multiple Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and the number of complaints and bounces that you generate. Today […]

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New Amazon Linux Container Image for Cloud and On-Premises Workloads

The Amazon Linux AMI is designed to provide a stable, secure, high performance execution environment for applications running on EC2. With limited remote access (no root login and mandatory SSH key pairs) and a very small number of non-critical packages installed, the AMI has a very respectable security profile. Many of our customers have asked […]

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New – Product Support Connection for AWS Marketplace Customers

There are now over 2,700 software products listed in . Tens of thousands of AWS customers routinely find, buy, and start using offerings from more than 925 Independent Software Vendors (ISVs). Today we are giving you, as a consumer of software through , the ability to selectively share your contact information (name, title, phone number, […]

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Amazon CloudWatch Update – Extended Metrics Retention & User Interface Update

is a monitoring service for your AWS resources and for the applications that you run on AWS. It collects and tracks metrics, monitors log files, and allows you to set alarms and respond to changes in your AWS resources. Today we are launching several important enhancements to CloudWatch: Extended Metrics Retention – CloudWatch now stores […]

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AWS Week in Review – October 24, 2016

Another busy week in AWS-land! Today’s post included submissions from 21 internal and external contributors, along with material from my RSS feeds, my inbox, and other things that come my way. To join in the fun, create (or find) some awesome AWS-related content and submit a pull request! Monday October 24 We launched the AWS […]

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AWS Hot Startups – October 2016 – Optimizely, Touch Surgery, WittyFeed

I’m pleased to share yet another month of hot startups, courtesy of Tina Barr! Check out this month’s AWS-powered startups: Optimizely – Providing web and mobile A/B testing for the world’s leading brands. Touch Surgery – Building technologies for the global surgical community. WittyFeed – Creating viral content. Optimizely (San Francisco) Optimizely is one of […]

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New Utility – Opt-in to Longer Resource IDs Across All Regions

Early this year I announced that Longer EC2 Resource IDs are Now Available, and kicked off the start of a transition period that will last until early December 2016. During the transition period, you can opt in to the new resource format on a region-by-region, user-by-user basis. At the conclusion of the transition period, all […]

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