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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.

Coming Soon – AWS SDK for Go

My colleague Peter Moon wrote the guest post below and asked me to get it out to the world ASAP! — Jeff; AWS currently offers SDKs for seven different programming languages – Java, C#, Ruby, Python, JavaScript, PHP, and Objective C (iOS), and we closely follow the language trends among our customers and the general […]

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Amazon WorkMail – Managed Email and Calendaring in the AWS Cloud

Have you ever had to set up, run, and scale an email server? While it has been a long time since I have done this on my own, I do know that it is a lot of work! Users expect to be able to access their email from the application, device, or browser of their […]

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Amazon DynamoDB Update – Online Indexing & Reserved Capacity Improvements

Developers all over the world are using to build applications that take advantage of its ability to provide consistent low-latency performance. The developers that I have talked to enjoy the flexibility provided by DynamoDB’s schemaless model, along with the ability to scale capacity up and down as needed.  They also benefit from the DynamoDB Reserved […]

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AWS Week in Review – January 19, 2015

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, January 19 We announced Auto-Recovery for EC2. We announced that is now available in the region. We announced Auto Scaling and Elastic Load Balancing Support in ClassicLink. We updated the Enterprise Backup and Recovery (On Premises to AWS) Guide. The R Shiny […]

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Deploy a Hybrid Storage Solution Using Avere’s Edge Filer and Amazon S3

Enterprise-scale AWS customers often ask me for advice on how to connect their existing on-premises compute and storage infrastructure to the AWS cloud.  They are not interested in all-or-nothing solutions that render their existing IT model obsolete. Instead, they want to enhance the model by taking advantage of the security, scale, performance, and cost-effectiveness of […]

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System Center Virtual Machine Manager Add-In Update – Import & Launch Instances

We launched the AWS Systems Manager for Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) last fall. This add-in allows you to monitor and manage your on-premises VMs (Virtual Machines), as well as your instances (running either Windows or Linux) from within Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager. As a refresher, here’s the main screen: Today […]

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Remembering AWS Evangelist Mike Culver

Earlier today, after a hard-fought battle with pancreatic cancer that lasted nearly two years, my friend and colleague Mike Culver passed away leaving his wife and adult children behind. Mike was well known within the AWS community. He joined my team in the spring of 2006 and went to work right away. Using his business […]

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