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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.

Amazon Aurora Update – Spatial Indexing and Zero-Downtime Patching

Despite stiff competition from many other AWS services, is still the fastest-growing service in AWS history! Our customers love the speed, performance, and availability. They are making great use of the MySQL compatible side of Aurora today, and are looking forward to using the PostgreSQL compatible side in the future (read Amazon Aurora Update – […]

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Now Open – AWS London Region

Last week we launched our 15th AWS Region and today we are launching our 16th. We have expanded the AWS footprint into the United Kingdom with a new Region in London, our third in Europe. AWS customers can use the new London Region to better serve end-users in the United Kingdom and can also use […]

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AWS Managed Services – Infrastructure Operations Management for the Enterprise

Large-scale, enterprise data centers are generally run “by the book.” Policies, best practices, and operational procedures are developed, refined, captured, and codified, as part of responsible IT management, often with an eye toward the ITIL® model. Ideally, all infrastructure improvements, configuration changes, and provisioning requests are handled in a process-oriented fashion that serves to impose […]

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Now Open AWS Canada (Central) Region

We are growing the AWS footprint once again. Our new Region is now available and you can start using it today. AWS customers in Canada and the northern parts of the United States have fast, low-latency access to the suite of AWS infrastructure services. The Details The new Region supports and related services including , […]

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New – IPv6 Support for EC2 Instances in Virtual Private Clouds

Update (7/13/2017): Since this post was published, IPv6 supported has been extended and now supports 15 Regions and Multiple AWS Services. The continued growth of the Internet, particularly in the areas of mobile applications, connected devices, and IoT, has spurred an industry-wide move to IPv6. In accord with a mandate that dates back to 2010, […]

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