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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.

Learn About the newest AWS Services – Attend our October Webinars

If you attended , you were among the first to know about Amazon QuickSight, AWS IoT, Kinesis Firehose, and our other new offerings. Perhaps you had time to attend a session to learn more about the new service or services that were of interest to you. If you didn’t attend re:Invent or missed a session […]

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AWS Week in Review – October 5, 2015

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday October 5 We announced CodeCommit Repo Browsing in the Console. The announced the Internet of Beer: Introducing Simple Beer Service. The Cloudlytics Blog talked about Amazon EC2 Monitoring & Management to Increase Efficiency & Optimize Usage. Tuesday October 6 We announced EC2 […]

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AWS Mobile Hub – Build, Test, and Monitor Mobile Applications

The new AWS Mobile Hub (Beta) simplifies the process of building, testing, and monitoring mobile applications that make use of one or more AWS services. It helps you skip the heavy lifting of integrating and configuring services by letting you add and configure features to your apps, including user authentication, data storage, backend logic, push […]

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AWS IoT – Cloud Services for Connected Devices

Have you heard about the Internet of Things (IoT)? Although critics sometimes dismiss it as nothing more than “put a chip in it,” I believe that the concept builds upon some long-term technology trends and that there’s something really interesting and valuable going on. To me, the most relevant trends are the decreasing cost of […]

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AWS Lambda Update – Python, VPC, Increased Function Duration, Scheduling, and More

We launched at re:Invent 2014 and the reception has been incredible. Developers and system architects quickly figured out that they can quickly and easily build serverless systems that need no administration and can scale to handle a very large number of requests. As a recap, Lambda functions can run in response to the following events: […]

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CloudWatch Dashboards – Create & Use Customized Metrics Views

monitors your AWS cloud resources and your cloud-powered applications. It tracks the metrics so that you can visualize and review them. You can also set alarms that will fire when a metrics goes beyond a limit that you specified. CloudWatch gives you visibility into resource utilization, application performance, and operational health. New CloudWatch Dashboards Today […]

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EC2 Container Service Update – Container Registry, ECS CLI, AZ-Aware Scheduling, and More

I’m really excited by the -driven, container-based deployment model that is quickly becoming the preferred way to build, run, scale, and quickly update new applications. Since we launched last year, we have seen customers use it to host and run their microservices, web applications, and batch jobs. Many developers have told me that containers have […]

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Amazon Inspector – Automated Security Assessment Service

As systems, configurations, and applications become more and more complex, detecting potential security and compliance issues can be challenging. Agile development methodologies can shorten the time between “code complete” and “code tested and deployed,” but can occasionally allow vulnerabilities to be introduced by accident and overlooked during testing. Also, many organizations do not have enough […]

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AWS Config Rules – Dynamic Compliance Checking for Cloud Resources

The flexible, dynamic nature of the AWS cloud gives developers and admins the flexibility to launch, configure, use, and terminate processing, storage, networking, and other resources as needed. In any fast-paced agile environment, security guidelines and policies can be overlooked in the race to get a new product to market before the competition. Imagine that […]

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