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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.

Welcome New AWS Community Heroes

Earlier this year we welcomed the first AWS Community Heroes. As I wrote at the time, these hard-working folks were selected for the program because they routinely deliver high-quality, impactful, developer-focused activities to the AWS Community. More Heroes Today I would like to welcome eight new heroes! Java developer Satoshi Yokota is the Founder & […]

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Rapid Auto Scaling with Amazon SQS

Earlier this month an AWS user named Andy emailed the following question to me: We’re interested in using the number of items in our sqs queue as criteria for autoscaling our ec2 workers. The 5 minute delay is really way too long for this application, it would have to keep track of the queue in […]

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AWS Week in Review – December 23, 2014

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, December 22 We announced that now supports Lean and Flexible Configuration with Dynamic Fields. A post on the N2WS Blog reviewed EC2 Virtualization Options and the Move from PV to HVM. Weekend posts on AWS Advent talked about Exploring AWS Lambda and Using […]

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Amazon Zocalo Update – Shared Folder Syncing

is a fully managed file storage and sharing service. It provides secure, enterprise-ready storage and strong administrative controls, along with built-in feedback capabilities. Zocalo organizes content into folders and allows individual items and entire folders to be shared with other users. The Zocalo sync client runs on your Windows or Mac desktop and synchronizes your […]

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AWS Week in Review – December 15, 2014

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, December 15 We announced that AWS OpsWorks Supports Custom Shutdown Timeouts and Elastic Load Balancing Connection Draining. A cool post on the 2lemetry Technical Blog talked about Machine Learning With Amazon Lambda. A post on the Cloudability Blog introduced New Cloudability tools for […]

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AWS Support – Now Hiring!

Now Hiring As is the case with many parts of , the team behind is growing fast and is looking for top-notch people to fill a multitude of open positions. Here are some of the positions that they are working to fill (click through to apply or to read a detailed job description): Cloud Support […]

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Resource Groups and Tagging for AWS

For many years, AWS customers have used tags to organize their EC2 resources (instances, images, load balancers, security groups, and so forth), RDS resources (DB instances, option groups, and more), VPC resources (gateways, option sets, network ACLS, subnets, and the like) Route 53 health checks, and S3 buckets. Tags are used to label, collect, and […]

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EC2 Container Service In Action

We announced the Amazon at and invited you to join the preview. Since that time, we’ve seen a lot of interest and a correspondingly high signup rate for the preview. With the year winding down, I thought it would be fun to spend a morning putting the service through its paces. We have already approved […]

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New Amazon CloudFront Reporting – Learn More About Your Viewers

My colleague Jarrod Guthrie sent me a blog post with information about four new reports for CloudFront. — Jeff; continues to add reporting features. Recently, launched we’ve usage charts, cache statistics reports, a popular object report, and near-real time operational metrics via . Today, CloudFront added four more reports that will give you more visibility […]

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