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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.

Data Encryption Made Easier – New Encryption Options for Amazon RDS

Encryption of stored data (often referred to as “data at rest”) is an important part of any data protection plan. Today we are making it easier for you to encrypt data at rest in Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) database instances running MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Oracle Database. Before today’s release you had the following options […]

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ClassicLink – Private Communication Between Classic EC2 Instances & VPC Resources

Amazon Virtual Private Cloud lets you create and run a logically isolated section of the Cloud. Running within a VPC combines the benefits of the cloud with the flexibility of a network topology designed to fit the unique needs of your in-house IT department. For example: Isolation – You can create a network and exercise […]

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New – Cross-Account Access in the AWS Management Console

Many AWS customers use separate AWS accounts (usually in conjunction with Consolidated Billing) for their development and production resources. This separation allows them to cleanly separate different types of resources and can also provide some security benefits. Today we are making it easier for you to work productively within a multi-account (or multi-role) AWS environment […]

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New SQS Client Library for Java Messaging Service (JMS)

The Java Message Service (JMS) allows a pair of cooperating Java applications to create, send, receive, and read messages. The loosely coupled nature of JMS allows one part of the application to operate asynchronously with respect to the other. Until now, you needed to stand up, maintain, and scale a multi-instance (for high availability) JMS […]

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AWS GovCloud (US) Update – Glacier, VM Import, CloudTrail, and More

I am pleased to be able to announce a set of updates and additions to AWS GovCloud (US). We are making a number of new services available including Amazon Glacier, AWS CloudTrail, and VM Import. We are also enhancing the AWS Management Console with support for Auto Scaling and the Service Limits Report. As you […]

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AWS Week in Review – December 29, 2014

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, December 29 AWS Community Hero Ben Whaley shared his EC2 Container Service Hands On. We released Amazon SQS Client Libraries for Java Messaging Service (JMS). The AWS Startup Collection talked about Using the AWS Cloud for your next Unity 3D Game. A thought […]

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Welcome New AWS Community Heroes

Earlier this year we welcomed the first AWS Community Heroes. As I wrote at the time, these hard-working folks were selected for the program because they routinely deliver high-quality, impactful, developer-focused activities to the AWS Community. More Heroes Today I would like to welcome eight new heroes! Java developer Satoshi Yokota is the Founder & […]

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Rapid Auto Scaling with Amazon SQS

Earlier this month an AWS user named Andy emailed the following question to me: We’re interested in using the number of items in our sqs queue as criteria for autoscaling our ec2 workers. The 5 minute delay is really way too long for this application, it would have to keep track of the queue in […]

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AWS Week in Review – December 23, 2014

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, December 22 We announced that Amazon CloudSearch now supports Lean and Flexible Configuration with Dynamic Fields. A post on the N2WS Blog reviewed EC2 Virtualization Options and the Move from PV to HVM. Weekend posts on AWS Advent talked about Exploring AWS Lambda […]

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