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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 – May 25, 2015

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, May 25 We celebrated Memorial Day in the United States. We announced SSLv3 and RC4 Deprecation for Amazon SQS. AWS Community Hero Eric Hammond talked about Debugging AWS Lambda Invocations with an Echo Function. Tuesday,  May 26 We announced that AWS Elastic […]

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EC2 Instance History

I received an interesting tweet last night. Steve Goldsmith of ITOC Australia (an APN Advanced Consulting Partner and recipient of an AWS Customer Obsession award earlier this year) asked me if I had a historical timeline of instance launches: I didn’t have one, but it seemed like a worthwhile thing to have and so I […]

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AWS Week in Review – May 18, 2015

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, May 18 We announced the EC2 Spot Fleet API for Management of Thousands of Spot Instances with one Request. We announced AWS OpsWorks for Windows. We advised you to Look Before You Leap – The Coming Leap Second and AWS. We announced […]

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Look Before You Leap – The Coming Leap Second and AWS (Updated)

My colleague Mingxue Zhao sent me a guest post designed to make sure that you are aware of an important time / clock issue. Note: This post was first published on May 18, 2015. We made some important additions and corrections on May 25, 2015. — Jeff; The International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems (IERS) […]

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