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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 Week in Review – November 25, 2013

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, November 25 The AWS Ruby blog coverered test case development in a pair of posts: From RSpec to Minitest and from Minitest::Spec to Minitest::Test. Tuesday, November 26 We announced that Amazon RDS Now Supports Cross-Region Read Replicas for MySQL. The AWS .Net […]

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AWS Week in Review – November 18, 2013

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, November 18 I published an AWS re:Invent 2013 Video Recap. Tuesday, November 19 The AWS Windows and .Net Development Blog discussed the Three Different APIs for Amazon S3. The AWS Security Blog talked about IAM Policies, Bucket Policies, and ACLs. Wednesday, November […]

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Amazon EC2 Resource-Level Permissions for RunInstances

Derek Lyon sent me a really nice guest post to introduce an important new EC2 feature! — Jeff; I am happy to announce that Amazon EC2 now supports resource-level permissions for the RunInstances API. This release enables you to set fine-grained controls over the AMIs, Snapshots, Subnets, and other resources that can be used when […]

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AWS Week in Review – November 11, 2013

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, November 11 I published a new AWS Report video featuring Joe Vaccaro of Citrix. We announced a Bunch of New Features for Amazon Redshift. We announced that AWS Identity and Access Management can now use SAML. We announced AWS Marketplace Integration for […]

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A New Generation of EC2 Instances for Compute-Intensive Workloads

Many AWS customers run CPU-bound, compute-intensive workloads on Amazon EC2, often using parallel processing frameworks such as Hadoop to distribute work and collect results. This includes batch data processing, analytics, high-performance scientific computing, 3D rendering, engineering, and simulation. To date these needs have been met by the existing members of our compute-optimized instance families — […]

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Coming Soon – The I2 Instance Type – High I/O Performance Via SSD

Earlier today, Amazon.com CTO Werner Vogels announced the upcoming I2 instance type from the main stage of AWS re:Invent! The I2 instances are optimized for high performance random I/O. They are a great fit for transactional systems and NoSQL databases like Cassandra and MongoDB. The instances use 2.5 GHz intel Xeon E5-2670v2 processors with Turbo […]

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