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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 Wind Farm Fowler Ridge is Live!

Back in November 2014 AWS made a long-term commitment to achieve 100% renewable energy usage for our global infrastructure footprint, and we continue to make progress towards this goal. Today’s news on this topic is particularly exciting for us – our Amazon Wind Farm Fowler Ridge, located in Benton County, Indiana, is now live and […]

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AWS Global Summits for 2016 – Save the Date

Getting Ready to present (photo by Danilo Poccia) Late last year I traveled to Barcelona and delivered the keynote address at one of the final AWS Summit events of 2015. My re:Invent recap was well received; the AWS users and partners in the area were excited by our newest services and left the session eager […]

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New CloudWatch Events – Track and Respond to Changes to Your AWS Resources

When you pull the curtain back on an AWS-powered application, you’ll find that a lot is happening behind the scenes. EC2 instances are launched and terminated by Auto Scaling policies in response to changes in system load, Amazon DynamoDB tables, Amazon SNS topics and Amazon SQS queues are created and deleted, and attributes of existing […]

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New – Slack Integration Blueprints for AWS Lambda

Does your operations team practice ChatOps? This brand-new term refers to the practice of conversation-driven operations using one or more “bots” that have the ability to insert notifications & status reports into the conversation and to respond to commands. The chat environment provides real-time communication, a coherent shared view, multi-user access from web and mobile […]

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In the Works – AWS Region in Canada

We continue to announce, build, and launch additional AWS regions as our customer base becomes larger, more diverse, and accustomed to running many different types of workloads in the cloud. Hello, Canada I am happy to announce that we will be opening an AWS region in Montreal, Québec, Canada in the coming year. This region […]

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AWS Week in Review – January 4, 2016

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday January 4 We announced that Amazon WorkMail is Now Generally Available. The talked about Creating a Culture of Experimentation Enabled by the Cloud. CloudCheckr shared some Cloud Predictions for 2016. Cloud Academy explored Six Cloud Computing Myths. Cloud Zone talked about Provisioning […]

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