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

I’m pleased to share yet another month of hot startups, courtesy of Tina Barr! — Jeff; 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 […]

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New – AWS Server Migration Service

I love to use the historical photo at right to emphasize a situation that many of our customers face. They need to move their existing IT infrastructure to the AWS Cloud without scheduling prolonged maintenance periods for data migration. Because many of these applications are mission-critical and are heavily data-driven, taking systems offline in order […]

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First AWS Certification Study Guide Now Available

My colleague Joe Baron wrote the guest post below to introduce you to a book that he and his colleagues have put together! — Jeff; Are you studying for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate exam? The new AWS Certified Solutions Architect Official Study Guide: Associate Exam has just been published by John Wiley […]

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AWS Week in Review – October 17, 2016

Wow, a lot is happening in AWS-land these days! Today’s post included submissions from several dozen 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 […]

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AWS Developer Tool Recap – Recent Enhancements to CodeCommit, CodePipeline, and CodeDeploy

The AWS Developer Tools help you to put modern DevOps practices to work! Here’s a quick overview (read New AWS Tools for Code Management and Deployment for an in-depth look): AWS CodeCommit is a fully-managed source code control service. You can use it to host secure and highly scalable private Git repositories while continuing to […]

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Run Windows Server 2016 on Amazon EC2

You can now run Windows Server 2016 on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). This version of Windows Server is packed with new features including support for Docker and Windows containers.  We are making it available in all AWS regions today, in four distinct forms: Windows Server 2016 Datacenter with Desktop Experience – The mainstream version […]

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Amazon Aurora Update – Call Lambda Functions From Stored Procedures; Load Data From S3

Many AWS services work just fine by themselves, but even better together! This important aspect of our model allows you to select a single service, learn about it, get some experience with it, and then extend your span to other related services over time. On the other hand, opportunities to make the services work together […]

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