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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.

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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New Amazon Wind Farm (Fowler Ridge)

In November of 2014 we made a long-term commitment to our goal of using 100% renewable energy to power the global AWS footprint. Today, the , , and AWS regions are Carbon-neutral. Now it is time to take another step toward our goal. We have signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Pattern Energy Group […]

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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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New Training to Help You Prepare for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate Exam

My colleague Janna Pellegrino sent me a guest post to introduce some new materials to help you to prepare for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect exam! — Jeff; Are you planning to take the AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate exam?  We now have a new half-day workshop to help you prepare.  Designed to complement […]

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AWS Week in Review – January 12, 2015

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, January 12 We released version 0.0.18 of cfncluster; see the CHANGELOG for more information and be sure to read the new cfncluster documentation. Lambdaws cloudifies any JavaScript function for use with . a post on the discussed DynamoDB Provisioning – Simple, Flexible, […]

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New – Auto Recovery for Amazon EC2

An important rule when building a highly available and highly reliable system is to design for failure. In other words, your design model should assume that, as Amazon CTO Werner Vogels has said, “everything fails all the time.” Fortunately, modern data centers, networks, and servers are highly reliable, and failures are the exception rather than […]

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