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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.

New – Amazon S3 Batch Operations

AWS customers routinely store millions or billions of objects in individual Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) buckets, taking advantage of S3’s scale, durability, low cost, security, and storage options. These customers store images, videos, log files, backups, and other mission-critical data, and use S3 as a crucial part of their data storage strategy. Batch Operations […]

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New – Amazon Managed Blockchain – Create & Manage Scalable Blockchain Networks

Trust is a wonderful thing, and is the basis for almost every business and personal relationship or transaction. In some cases, trust is built up over an extended period of time, reinforced with each successful transaction and seen as an integral part of the relationship. In other situations, there’s no time to accumulate trust and […]

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Use AWS Transit Gateway & Direct Connect to Centralize and Streamline Your Network Connectivity

Update (May 2020) – This post was originally published in April 2019 and accidentally unpublished earlier this year. We have re-reviewed it and republished it. Last year I showed you how to Use an AWS Transit Gateway to Simplify Your Network Architecture. As I said at the time: You can connect your existing VPCs, data […]

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The AWS DeepRacer League Virtual Circuit is Now Open – Train Your Model Today!

AWS DeepRacer is a 1/18th scale four-wheel drive car with a considerable amount of onboard hardware and software. Starting at re:Invent 2018 and continuing with the AWS Global Summits, you have the opportunity to get hands-on experience with a DeepRacer. At these events, you can train a model using reinforcement learning, and then race it […]

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Now Available – Elastic Fabric Adapter (EFA) for Tightly-Coupled HPC Workloads

We announced Elastic Fabric Adapter (EFA) at re:Invent 2018 and made it available in preview form at the time. During the preview, AWS customers put EFA through its paces on a variety of tightly-coupled HPC workloads, providing us with valuable feedback and helping us to fine-tune the final product. Now Available Today I am happy […]

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New – Query for AWS Regions, Endpoints, and More Using AWS Systems Manager Parameter Store

In response to requests from AWS customers, I have been asking our service teams to find ways to make information about our regions and services available programmatically. Today I am happy to announce that this information is available in the AWS Systems Manager Parameter Store, and that you can easily access it from your scripts […]

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AWS re:Inforce 2019 – Security, Identity, and Compliance

AWS re:Inforce, our new conference dedicated to cloud security, opens in Boston on June 25th. We’re expecting about 8,000 attendees, making this bigger than the first re:Invent! Just like re:Invent, re:Inforce is a learning conference for builders. With over 300 breakout sessions (intermediate, advanced, and expert) spanning four tracks and a virtual Capture The Flag […]

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