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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.

Auto Scaling Update – Lifecycle Management, Standby State, and DetachInstances

Auto Scaling is a key AWS service. You can use it to build resilient, highly scalable applications that react to changes in load by launching or terminating Amazon EC2 instances as needed, all driven by system or user-defined metrics collected and tracked by Amazon CloudWatch. Today we are enhancing Auto Scaling with the addition of […]

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Amazon ElastiCache Flexible Node Placement

makes it easy for you to deploy an in-memory cache in the cloud using the Memacached or Redis engines. Today we are launching a new flexible node placement model for ElastiCache. Your Memcached Cache Clusters can now span multiple Availability Zones within a Region. This will help to improve the reliability of the Cluster. You […]

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New Amazon Climate Research Grants

Many of my colleagues are focused on projects that lead to a reduction in the environmental impact of our work. Online shopping itself is inherently more environmentally friendly than traditional retailing. Other important initiatives include Frustration-Free Packaging, Environmentally Friendly Packaging, our global Kaizen program, Sustainable Building Design, and a selection of AmazonGreen products. On the […]

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AWS Week in Review – July 21, 2014

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, July 21 The talked about Supporting Windows Phone 8.1. The showed you how to View CloudFormation Logs in the Console. Our AWS Partners in India released Twenty Five New AWS Test Drives. Tuesday, July 22 We announced the new Big Data Blog and Web-Based […]

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AWS Week in Review – July 14, 2014

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, July 14 We launched Annual Pricing for AWS Marketplace Products. We announced Time to Live (TTL) Control for Amazon SNS. We announced that you can now Store and Monitor OS and Application Log Files with Amazon CloudWatch. We published Episode #93 of the […]

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New Annual Pricing for AWS Marketplace Products

I’m writing today to tell you about an important new feature for AWS Marketplace. As you may know, the AWS Marketplace lets you find, buy, and immediately start using a wide variety of software for developers and enterprises — 26 categories that span infrastructure, developer tools, and business applications. You can now purchase AWS Marketplace […]

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