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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.

New AWS Quick Start – Sitecore

Sitecore is a popular enterprise content management system that also includes a multi-channel marketing automation component with an architecture that is a great fit for the AWS cloud! It allows marketers to deliver a personalized experience that takes into account the customers’ prior interaction with the site and the brand (they call this feature Context […]

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Now Available – EC2 Dedicated Hosts

Last month, I announced that we would soon be making EC2 Dedicated Hosts available. As I wrote at the time, this model allows you to control the mapping of EC2 instances to the underlying physical servers. Dedicated Hosts allow you to: Bring Your Own Licenses – You can bring your existing server-based licenses for Windows Server, […]

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AWS Week in Review – November 16, 2015

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday November 16 The announced that the AWS Security Token Service (STS) Is Now Active by Default in All AWS Regions. Eric Hammond talked about Using AWS CodeCommit with Git Repositories in Multiple AWS Accounts. The Cloudyn Blog analyzed EC2 Price Drops over […]

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New – Saved Reports for the AWS Cost Explorer

The AWS Cost Explorer allows you to explore and forecast your AWS costs (read The New Cost Explorer for AWS to learn more). You can use Cost Explorer’s built-in filtering and grouping facilities to analyze your expenditures by Account, Service, Tag, Availability Zone, Purchase Option, and API Operation. For example, here’s a quick look at […]

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Now Available: Version 1.0 of the AWS SDK for Go

Earlier this year, my colleague Peter Moon shared our plans to launch an AWS SDK for Go. As you will read in Peter’s guest post below, the SDK is now generally available! — Jeff; At AWS, we work hard to promote and serve the developer community around our products. This is one of the reasons […]

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New AWS Public Data Sets – TCGA and ICGC

My colleagues Angel Pizarro and Ariel Gold wrote the incredibly interesting guest post below. — Jeff; Today we are pleased to announce that qualified researchers can now access two of the world’s largest collections of cancer genome data at no cost on AWS as part of the AWS Public Data Sets program. Providing access to […]

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AWS Week in Review – November 9, 2015

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday November 9 We announced the AWS Webinars for November 2015 – Learn About New Services and Best Practices. We announced that AWS Device Farm Now Supports Testing Your Apps Written in Swift. The discussing Using Amazon Kinesis Firehose. The showed you how […]

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AWS Week in Review – November 2, 2015

I have been traveling and got behind on my Week in Review posts. Here’s the day-by-day for late October’ I’ll catch up on everything else (code, presentations, videos, events, and so forth) in the post for the week of November 9th. Monday November 2 The noted that Great Leaders Make New Rules. We updated the […]

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