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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 – CloudWatch Metrics for Amazon WorkSpaces

AWS customers are deploying at scale in medium and large organizations. For example, health care company Johnson & Johnson is using WorkSpaces to realize the long-promised security and efficacy benefits of virtual desktops, in a world populated by a diverse workforce that would like to use their own computing devices if possible (also known as […]

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AWS Week in Review – July 6, 2015

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, July 6 The showed you how to Reduce Composer Issues on Elastic Beanstalk. The showed you How to Connect Your On-Premises Active Directory to AWS Using AD Connector. The CloudBees Blog talked about Continuous Delivery with CloudBees Jenkins Platform and AWS Lambda. […]

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AWS Device Farm – Test Mobile Apps on Real Devices

Although the phrase “write once, test everywhere” was coined to describe another technology, I believe that it also applies to mobile applications. The wide variety of carriers, manufacturers, models, operating systems (including versions, patches, and proprietary extensions), screen sizes, input devices, connectivity options, device settings, and permission settings combine to create a test matrix that […]

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Now Available – AWS Service Catalog

We announced the last fall at . As I wrote at the time (Coming Soon – AWS Service Catalog), we wanted to give large organizations the ability to support line-of-business applications and to deliver all sorts of services to their internal constituency, while giving them the templates, knobs, levers, and fences that they need to […]

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Now Available – AWS CodePipeline

We announced at last fall (see my post, New AWS Tools for Code Management and Deployment for the details). As I said at that time, this tool will help you to model and automate your software release process. The automation provided by CodePipeline is designed to make your release process more reliable and more efficient. […]

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Now Available – AWS CodeCommit

We announced last November (see New AWS Tools for Code Management and Deployment) at . I am happy to announce that it is now generally available and that you can start using it today. Let’s do a quick refresh on the CodeCommit feature set before taking the service for a spin. CodeCommit Overview CodeCommit is […]

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Create Write-Once-Read-Many Archive Storage with Amazon Glacier

Many AWS customers use for long-term storage of their mission-critical data. They benefit from Glacier’s durability and low cost, along with the ease with which they can integrate it in to their existing backup and archiving regimen. To use Glacier, you create vaults and populate them with archives. In certain industries, long-term records retention is […]

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