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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.

New – Amazon Simple Workflow Recipes

We launched Amazon Simple Workflow (SWF) earlier this year, introducing a service designed to help developers automate the coordination of work in applications for better scalability and performance. Coordination of work in an application becomes particularly onerous for developers to build when the application needs to manage high volume and/or multiple streams of work concurrently […]

Archiving Amazon S3 Data to Amazon Glacier

(Editor’s note, April 22, 2022: Since this article was originally published, additional helpful resources have also become available, including Getting started using the Amazon S3 Glacier storage classes and Best practices for archiving large datasets with AWS.)   AWS provides you with a number of data storage options. Today I would like to focus on […]

Amazon ElastiCache – Four New Cache Node Types

If you are using Amazon ElastiCache to implement a caching layer in your application, you now have four additional cache node types to choose from, bringing the total up to eleven types. Here are the new types and their specs: cache.t1.micro has 213 MB of RAM for caching, and 1 virtual core. cache.m1.medium has 3.35 […]

Spotlight on Cost: TellApart

Please note: We have updated the Amazon EC2 Spot pricing model as of November, 2017. The new pricing model simplifies purchasing without bidding and with fewer interruptions. Click here to learn more about the updated pricing model. Part of our modus operandi at AWS is to help customers lower the costs of operating their infrastructure. When […]

AWS Week in Review – November 5, 2012

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, November 5 We released consistent BatchGet and other new features for DynamoDB. We updated Amazon CloudSearch with new features, lower prices, and a free trial. We launched a SharePoint reference implementation on AWS complete with all necessary scripts, documentation, and CloudFormation templates. […]

New Asia Pacific (Sydney) Region in Australia – EC2, DynamoDB, S3, and Much More

It is time to expand the AWS footprint once again, with a new Region in Sydney, Australia. AWS customers in Australia can now enjoy fast, low-latency access to the suite of AWS infrastructure services. New Region The new Sydney Region supports the following AWS services: A Tranquil Beach – Shoal Bay, Australia Amazon Elastic Compute […]