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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 May Webinars – Focus on Security

We have received a lot of great feedback on the partner webinars that we held in April. In conjunction with our partners, we will be holding two more webinars this month. The webinars are free, but space is limited and preregistration is advisable. In May we are turning our focus to the all-important topic of […]

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Message Attributes for the Amazon Simple Queue Service

Way back in November of 2004 I wrote that “The Simple Queue Service offers a reliable, highly scalable hosted queue for buffering messages between distributed application components.” In the intervening years, we have enhanced SQS with additional features, while keeping in mind that “Simple” is part of the product’s name and appeal. Some of the […]

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AWS CloudTrail Update – Seven New Services & Support From CloudCheckr

AWS CloudTrail records the API calls made in your AWS account and publishes the resulting log files to an Amazon S3 bucket in JSON format, with optional notification to an Amazon SNS topic each time a file is published. Our customers use the log files generated CloudTrail in many different ways. Popular use cases include […]

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AWS Week in Review – April 28, 2014

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, April 28 We announced an Important Change for your AWS Secret Access Keys. We announced that Amazon SNS Now Supports Server Name Indication (SNI), Along With Other HTTPS Enhancements. Tuesday, April 29 We announced a New Location for the AWS Blog. We […]

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Tag Your Auto Scaled EC2 Instances

EC2’s Auto Scaling feature gives you the ability to define and then launch an Auto Scaling Group of Amazon EC2 instances that expands and contracts as necessary in order to handle a workload that varies over time. You can define scale-up and scale-down events that are triggered by the Amazon CloudWatch metrics that are most […]

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Domain Name Health Checks for Route 53

Amazon Route 53 is a highly available and scalable Domain Name System (DNS) web service. Last year we introduced Route 53 health checks. You can configure these health checks to route traffic to a backup website in the event that your primary website fails to respond as expected. We have since enhanced the basic health […]

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New CloudWatch Metrics for Amazon Simple Workflow

The Amazon Simple Workflow Service (SWF for short) coordinates tasks and manages state for cloud-based applications. You can focus on your business logic and on your application instead of building complex glue code and implementing your own state machines. Among many other use cases, our customers are using SWF to manage complex video encoding pipelines, […]

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Welcome to the new AWS Blog!

You are now reading the newest version of the AWS Blog! After hosting the blog externally for nearly ten years, we decided to “drink our own champagne” (as we often say at Amazon) and move to an AWS-powered environment. I am happy to be able to report that this blog is generated on Amazon EC2 […]

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