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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 – September 22, 2014

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week. I recently discovered a brand-new set of in-depth AWS articles from Intense School. I am more than happy to include informative, relevant, and timely articles from other partners, bloggers, and so forth. Please let me know when you publish something that you believe […]

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EC2 Maintenance Update

Today Ive received a few questions about a maintenance update were performing late this week through early next week, so I thought it would be useful to provide an update. Yesterday we started notifying some of our customers of a timely security and operational update we need to perform on a small percentage (less than […]

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Welcome the First AWS Community Heroes

I love the community that has formed around ! Many of our customers have decided, with no help or encouragement from us, to actively and independently promote our services, solutions, blog posts, success stories, and best practices to their peers online. They do this by blogging, tweeting, creating videos, writing and sharing sample code, authoring […]

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Amazon Linux AMI 2014.09 Now Available

The Amazon Linux AMI is a supported and maintained Linux image for use on Amazon EC2. We release new versions of the Amazon Linux AMI every six months after a public testing phase that includes one or more Release Candidates. The Release Candidates are announced in the EC2 forum and are available to all EC2 […]

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AWS Week in Review – September 15, 2014

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, September 15 We announced that ElastiCache Calls are now Available in AWS CloudTrail. The offered some tips on Keeping up With the Latest Release. Tuesday, September 16 The Cloud Health Technologies blog revealed 6 Things You May Not Know About Reserved Instances. We announced […]

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Amazon SNS – Now With Enhanced Support for iOS 8

is a fast, flexible, managed push service that makes it simple and cost-effective to push notifications to Apple, Google, Fire OS, and Windows devices, as well as Android devices in China with Baidu Cloud Push. With yesterday’s launch of iOS 8, Apple has introduced new features that enable some rich new use cases for mobile […]

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The AWS Loft Will Return on October 1st

As I promised earlier this year, the is reopening on Wednesday, October 1st in San Francisco with a full calendar of events designed to help developers, architects, and entrepreneurs learn about and make use of . Come to the AWS Loft and meet 1:1 with an AWS technical expert, learn about AWS in detailed product […]

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Consistent View for Elastic MapReduce’s File System

Many AWS developers are using (a managed Hadoop service) to quickly and cost-effectively build applications that process vast amounts of data. The EMR File System (EMRFS) allows AWS customers to use as a durable and cost-effective data store that is independent of the memory and compute resources of any particular cluster. It also allows multiple […]

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