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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.

Alert Logic Cloud Insight – Product Tour

I love to see all of the cool products and services that the Members of the build and bring to market. In the guest post below, my colleague Shawn Anderson takes you on a tour of Alert Logic’s new Cloud Insight product. — Jeff; In August, Alert Logic introduced Alert Logic Cloud Insight, which identifies […]

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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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AWS Week in Review – August 31, 2015

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, August 31 The explained The Fine Art of Node.JS Coding in AWS Lambda. We announced that you can now Subscribe to AWS Public IP Address Changes via Amazon SNS. We announced Resource-Oriented Bidding for EC2 Spot Instances. The explained Why You Should […]

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