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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 Week in Review – October 12, 2015

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday October 12 The published a Amazon EC2 Container Service at AWS re:Invent Wrap-up. I invited you to Learn About the Newest AWS Services and Attend our October Webinars. The Platform reported on The Custom Gear Inside Amazon’s Cloud. We updated the AWS […]

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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 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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