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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.

EC2 Container Service – Long-Running Applications, Load Balancing, and More

is a highly scalable container management service that supports Docker containers and allows you to easily run applications on a managed cluster of instances. We launched the preview at and have been receiving a lot of great feedback ever since. We built Amazon ECS because many of you told us that you are using Docker […]

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Amazon Machine Learning – Make Data-Driven Decisions at Scale

Today, it is relatively straightforward and inexpensive to observe and collect vast amounts of operational data about a system, product, or process. Not surprisingly, there can be tremendous amounts of information buried within gigabytes of customer purchase data, web site navigation trails, or responses to email campaigns. The good news is that all of this […]

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New AWS Training Courses for Business Decision Makers and DevOps Engineers

We have recently broadened the AWS Training portfolio in order to do an even better job of meeting your needs. Here are the newest offerings: AWS Business Essentials is a new workshop for IT business decision makers.  It’s designed to help you understand the benefits of cloud computing and how a cloud strategy can help […]

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AWS Week in Review – March 30, 2015

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, March 30 AWS Evangelist Ian Massingham reviewed the AWS User Group UK (London), Hull and North (Manchester) Meetups. We added several new presentations to SlideShare including RDS – Letting AWS run your Low Admin, High Performance Database and Delivering Mobile Apps Using […]

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Amazon Elastic Transcoder Update – PlayReady DRM Support for Smooth Streaming and HLS

My colleague Omid Behzadian sent a guest post to introduce an important new feature for Amazon Elastic Transcoder. — Jeff;   You can now use to apply Microsoft PlayReady DRM protection to your Smooth Streaming and HLS outputs. When creating your transcoding job, simply include the encryption key and license server URL provided by your […]

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