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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 in the AWS Marketplace – Oracle Linux

Version 6.6 of Oracle Linux is now available in , with both hourly and annual pricing: The 64-bit Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel was designed to provide scalability, reliability, and performance improvements for demanding enterprise applications, including Enterprise Oracle workloads. This is a fully supported way to run Oracle Linux on AWS. Patches and updates are available […]

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AWS Week in Review – February 16, 2015

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, February 16 We gave you the ability to Set Preferred Payment Currency for your AWS Account. We announced the Internet of Things (IoT) Hack Series at the AWS Loft. We added from ExcelSoft, GranBio, TATA Motors, Philips, and The Weather Company. A […]

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EC2 Container Service (ECS) Update – Access Private Docker Repos & Mount Volumes in Containers

  (ECS) is a highly scalable, high performance container management service that supports Docker containers and allows you to easily run distributed applications on a managed cluster of Amazon EC2 instances. My colleague Chris Barclay sent a guest post to spread the word about two additions to the service. As Chris explains below, you can […]

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New AWS Certification for DevOps Engineers

As more companies are adopting cloud computing, they are also establishing DevOps practices within their organizations as a way to provide stable, secure, and predictable IT environments and increase IT efficiency. When I talk to our customers they tell me that they are looking for IT professionals with cloud computing expertise, with a special focus […]

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Elastic Beanstalk Update – Clone Environments, 1-Click IAM Role Creation, Periodic Worker Tasks

simplifies the process of deploying and scaling Java, .NET, PHP, Node.js, Python, Ruby, Go, and Docker web applications and services. Today we are making Elastic Beanstalk even more useful by adding three new features: Easy cloning of environments. 1-Click IAM role creation. Support for periodic worker tasks. Let’s take a look at each of these […]

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