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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.

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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AWS Week in Review – December 8, 2014

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, December 8 We announced that you can now Delete all Messages in an Amazon SQS Queue. We announced an AWS OpsWorks Update with Support for Existing EC2 Instances and On-Premises Servers. The invited you to Learn More About AWS Mobile Services – Slides […]

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AWS OpsWorks Update – Support for Existing EC2 Instances and On-Premises Servers

My colleague Chris Barclay sent a guest post to introduce two powerful new features for . — Jeff; New Modes for OpsWorks I have some good news for users that operate compute resources outside of AWS: you can now use to deploy and operate applications on any server with an Internet connection including virtual machines […]

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AWS Week in Review – December 1, 2014

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, December 1 We added new from Aon Benfield Securities (financial services), AudioCodes (VoIP infrastructure), Browan Communications (broadband products and services), Devicescape (telcom management), Goodman Group (property management), HG Data (competitive intelligence), Magisto (video creation and sharing), McCormick (international flavors), and myThings (advertising technology). […]

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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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