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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.

VM Import/Export Now Supports Windows 2012

The VM Import/Export feature gives you the power to import existing virtual machine images to Amazon EC2 instances and to export them back to your on-premises environment. You can move images to hasten and simplify your migration from on-premises to the AWS cloud or as part of a disaster recovery model. Import & Export Windows […]

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux Now Available on AWS GovCloud (US)

The AWS GovCloud (US) Region is an isolated AWS Region designed to allow US government agencies and customers to move sensitive workloads into the cloud by addressing their specific regulatory and compliance requirements. Today we are making Red Hat Enterprise Linux (which everyone calls RHEL), available in the AWS GovCloud (US) Region. Red Hat Enterprise […]

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AWS Week in Review – February 24, 2014

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, February 24 We updated the EC2 IP Address Ranges. Tuesday, February 25 We announced that the AWS Trusted Advisor now Includes CloudFront Content Delivery Optimization. Wednesday, February 26 The Amazon Mobile App Development Blog suggests that you Localize Your App to Connect […]

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Auto Scale DynamoDB With Dynamic DynamoDB

Update (2017): DynamoDB now supports auto scaling out of the box! Check out my new blog post or read the new documentation. Amazon DynamoDB is a fully-managed NoSQL database. When you create a DynamoDB table, you provision the desired amount of request capacity, taking in to account the amount of read and write traffic and […]

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MFA Protection for Cross-Account Access

Shon Shah, Senior Product Manager on the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) team, sent along a guest post announcing new IAM functionality that enables you to enforce multi-factor authentication (MFA) when providing programmatic access across AWS accounts. — Jeff; IAM roles enable you to grant an IAM user in one AWS account access to […]

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Amazon EC2 Console Improvements

We have made some important improvements to the EC2 Management Console. Late last year we introduced the Launch Instance Wizard and AWS Marketplace Integration. We also updated the look and feel of key console pages. Today we are updating the remaining pages of the console with a new look and feel and a host of […]

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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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