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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 Webinars for January, 2016

Did you resolve to learn something new in 2016? If so, you should attend an AWS webinar! Each month, we run a series of webinars that are designed to bring you up to speed on the latest AWS services & features, and to make sure that you are aware of the best ways to put […]

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AWS Week in Review – January 11, 2016

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday January 11 We announced ClassicLink DNS Support. We announced that Elastic Beanstalk Now Supports t2.nano Instances and Deployment From the EC2 Container Registry. We updated the AWS SDK for Unity. The talked about Landsat on AWS: Half a Year, Half a Billion […]

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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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