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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 – Slack Integration Blueprints for AWS Lambda

Does your operations team practice ChatOps? This brand-new term refers to the practice of conversation-driven operations using one or more “bots” that have the ability to insert notifications & status reports into the conversation and to respond to commands. The chat environment provides real-time communication, a coherent shared view, multi-user access from web and mobile […]

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In the Works – AWS Region in Canada

We continue to announce, build, and launch additional AWS regions as our customer base becomes larger, more diverse, and accustomed to running many different types of workloads in the cloud. Hello, Canada I am happy to announce that we will be opening an AWS region in Montreal, Québec, Canada in the coming year. This region […]

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AWS Week in Review – January 4, 2016

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday January 4 We announced that Amazon WorkMail is Now Generally Available. The talked about Creating a Culture of Experimentation Enabled by the Cloud. CloudCheckr shared some Cloud Predictions for 2016. Cloud Academy explored Six Cloud Computing Myths. Cloud Zone talked about Provisioning […]

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Hackster AWS IoT Mega Contest

The AWS IoT Mega Contest (brought to you by AWS and the great team at Hackster) has been extended until January 31, 2016. We already have over 850 participants, nearly 300 project ideas, and 45 projects, but there’s still time (and room) for more. As the name suggests, we’re looking for Internet of Things projects […]

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Now Open – AWS Asia Pacific (Seoul) Region

We are expanding the footprint once again, this time with a new region in Seoul, South Korea. AWS customers in the area can use the new Asia Pacific (Seoul) region for fast, low-latency access to the suite of AWS infrastructure services. New Region The new Seoul region has two Availability Zones (raising the global total […]

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AWS Week in Review – December 28, 2015

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday December 28 I published podcasts from Aerobatic, Aire, Prairie Cloud, and Osper. We announced that D2 Instances are Available in AWS GovCloud (US). We announced that AWS CloudFormation Now Supports AWS WAF, AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory, DynamoDB Global Secondary […]

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AWS Podcasts – Banter, Predicsis, Peak, Urban Massage, Contentful, Babbel, and Intel IoT

For my final batch of 2015 podcasts, I spoke with representatives of Banter, Predicsis, Peak, Urban Massage, Contentful, Babbel, and Intel IoT. As always, the “Episode” links go directly to the audio files. You can also find several subscription options on the page. Episode 127 For Episode 127, I interviewed Diego Villareal (CEO and Co-founder) […]

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