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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 – November 10, 2014

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week. I have augmented selected items with links to their re:Invent presentations. Monday, November 10 We announced CloudTrail Integration With CloudWatch Logs. We updated Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL with Read Replicas, 9.3.5 Support, Migration, and Three New Extensions. We announced a new AWS Direct Connect […]

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New Compute-Optimized EC2 Instances

Our customers continue to increase the sophistication and intensity of the compute-bound workloads that they run on the . Applications such as top-end website hosting, online gaming, simulation, risk analysis, and rendering are voracious consumers of CPU cycles and can almost always benefit from the parallelism offered by today’s multicore processors. The New C4 Instance […]

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New Event Notifications for Amazon S3

Many customers have been building applications that use for cost-efficient and highly scalable persistent or temporary object storage. Some of them want to initiate processing on the objects as they arrive; others want to capture information about the objects and log it for tracking or security purposes. These customers have been asking for a reliable […]

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Amazon EC2 Container Service (ECS) – Container Management for the AWS Cloud

Earlier this year I wrote about container computing and enumerated some of the benefits that you get when you use it as the basis for a distributed application platform: consistency &amp fidelity, development efficiency, and operational efficiency. Because containers are lighter in weight and have less memory and computational overhead than virtual machines, they make […]

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New AWS Key Management Service (KMS)

Information security is always of paramount importance, whether data is stored on-premises or in the cloud. Since the early days of , we’ve done our best to provide our customers with the information, services, and features that they need to have in order to make informed decisions about what kinds of applications and what kinds […]

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New AWS Tools for Code Management and Deployment

Today I would like to tell you about a trio of new tools that are designed to help individual developers, teams of developers, and system administrators store, integrate, and deploy their code on the cloud. Here is the lineup, in the order that you’d generally put them to use: AWS CodeDeploy – This service efficiently […]

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