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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.

Simplifying the EC2 Reserved Instance Model

‘s Reserved Instance model provides you with two benefits: capacity assurance and a lower effective hourly rate in exchange for an upfront payment. After combining customer feedback with an analysis of purchasing patterns that goes back to when we first launched Reserved Instances in 2009, we have decided to simplify the model and are introducing […]

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AWS Week in Review – November 24, 2014

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, November 24 We announced that Amazon Elastic Transcoder Now Supports Media File Encryption. We announced that the Amazon WorkSpaces Bundle and Updated Standard Bundles are now Available in the Asia Pacific (Tokyo) Region. The Infinite Wandering blog published an AWS Lambda Proof of […]

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AWS Week in Review – November 17, 2014

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, November 17 The announced AWS Toolkit support for Visual Studio Community 2013. The Trend Micro Blog published a sweet AWS re:Invent Wrap Up. Network Work published a re:Cap of AWS re:Invent: 10 Cool new Amazon Cloud Features. EnterpriseTech wrote about A Rare Peek […]

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Amazon Zocalo Update – Mobile Apps + 5 TB Files

I have a couple of pieces of good news for current and potential users of . Both items are available now and you can start using them today. Zocalo Mobile Apps You can use our new mobile apps to access Zocalo on your iPhone or Android device using your corporate credentials. You can work offline, […]

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CloudSearch Update – Price Reduction, Hebrew & Japanese Support, Partitioning, CloudTrail

I’ve got some good news for current and potential users of . As you may already know, CloudSearch is a a fully-managed service that makes it easy to setup, operate, and scale a search service for your website or application. If you use CloudSearch, you will benefit from a price reduction, additional language support, and […]

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