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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.

Announcing the AWS Pop-up Loft in Berlin

The AWS Pop-up Lofts in San Francisco and New York have become hubs and working spaces for developers, entrepreneurs, students, and others who are interested in working with and learning more about AWS. They come to learn, code, meet, collaborate, ask questions, and to hang out with other like-minded folks. I expect the newly opened […]

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AWS Storage Update – New Lower Cost S3 Storage Option & Glacier Price Reduction

Like all AWS services, the Amazon S3 team is always listening to customers in order to better understand their needs. After studying a lot of feedback and doing some analysis on access patterns over time, the team saw an opportunity to provide a new storage option that would be well-suited to data that is accessed […]

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New Spot Fleet Option – Distribute Your Fleet Across Multiple Capacity Pools

Last week I spoke to a technically-oriented audience at the Pacific Northwest PHP Conference. As part of my talk, I described cloud computing as a mix of technology and business, and made my point by talking about Spot instances. The audience looked somewhat puzzled at first, but as I explained further I could see their […]

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Elastic Load Balancing Update – More Ports & Additional Fields in Access Logs

Many AWS applications use to distribute traffic to a farm of instances. An architecture of this type is highly scalable since instances can be added, removed, or replaced in a non-disruptive way. Using a load balancer also gives the application the ability to keep on running if an instance encounters an application or system problem […]

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AWS Week in Review – September 7, 2015

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, September 7 The published a Simpler Serverless Test Harness Using AWS Lambda and also talked about Microservices Without the Servers. The showed you how to Prepare Your Apps for iOS 9. The N2WS Blog listed 3 Reasons to Automate Your Manual Redshift […]

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User Defined Functions for Amazon Redshift

The Amazon Redshift team is on a tear. They are listening to customer feedback and rolling out new features all the time! Below you will find an announcement of another powerful and highly anticipated new feature. — Jeff; makes it easy to launch a petabyte-scale data warehouse. For less than $1,000/Terabyte/year, you can focus on […]

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