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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 Trusted Advisor Update – CloudFront Content Delivery Optimization

Step by step, the AWS Trusted Advisor keeps getting better and better. As you might already know, the Trusted Advisor inspects your AWS environment and makes recommendations that can save you money, increase system performance and reliability, and improve your security profile. Today we are introducing a new check (number 32 if you are keeping […]

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AWS Week in Review – February 17, 2014

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Tuesday, February 18 We announced Health Check Improvements for Amazon Route 53. Wednesday, February 19 We announced that AWS Elastic Load Balancing Now Supports Perfect Forward Secrecy and Other Security Enhancements. Thursday, February 20 We added new AWS Customer Success Stories from BrightRoll, […]

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Amazon CloudFront Now Supports Microsoft Smooth Streaming

Delivering high-quality video or audio content to web and mobile clients is a tricky endeavor. Beyond supporting a multitude of formats and device types, you need to account for frequent and dramatic changes in the quality of each customers Internet connection. Latency, available bandwidth, transmission error rates, and other factors stand to compromise the overall […]

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Elastic Load Balancing – Perfect Forward Secrecy and Other Security Enhancements

My colleague Lesley Mbogo has some good news for users of the AWS Elastic Load Balancing service. — Jeff; We have made several enhancements to Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) to further improve the security of your application traffic, making it easier for you to better protect the confidential data and privacy of your users. Today, […]

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Route 53 Health Check Improvements – Faster Interval and Configurable Failover

Amazon Route 53 is a highly available and scalable Domain Name Service. As such, it efficiently translates names such as into IP addresses. Route 53 also includes a very handy failover feature. Once enabled, this feature performs health checks at regular intervals, and then switches to a backup site if the primary one appears […]

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AWS Week in Review – February 10, 2014

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, February 10 We announced that AWS CloudFormation Now Supports Amazon Redshift. We announced another AWS Test Drive : Esri Maps for SharePoint. Tuesday, February 11 We announced that the G2 Instance Type is Now Available in the Asia Pacific (Tokyo) Region. Wednesday, […]

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