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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.

The AWS Report – Steven Halliwell – AWS Public Sector

In the latest episode of The AWS Report, I spoke with my colleague Steven Halliwell, Global Director of Education and State/Local Government for AWS. We discussed the digital divide, the ways that AWS is used in education (websites, portals, MOOCs, and learning management systems, to name a few), and some specific success stories. We also […]

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AWS OpsWorks for Java

Chris Barclay sent along an awesome guest post to announce the arrival of AWS OpsWorks for Java! — Jeff; I am pleased to announce that AWS OpsWorks now supports Java applications. AWS OpsWorks is an application management service that makes it easy to model and manage your entire application. You can start from templates for […]

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Amazon RDS Partners & New RDS Partner Page

As you may know, Amazon RDS makes it easy for our customers to set up, scale, and operate a relational database in the cloud. Amazon RDS supports MySQL, Oracle (Standard Edition One, Standard Edition and Enterprise Edition) and Microsoft SQL Server (Web, Express, Standard, and Enterprise editions). RDS handles the time-consuming database administration tasks so […]

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Store and Process Large Sequential Data Sets with EC2 Cluster Instances

To date, we haven’t been very vocal about the performance that is possible when you combine the EC2 Cluster Instances and EBS. I’d like to change that today! The EC2 Cluster Instance types (CC2, CR1, CG1, HI1, and HS1) support high-performance (10 gigabit) networking between instances and Elastic Block Storage volumes (EBS). Instances of this […]

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Major Update to the Elastic MapReduce Console

Amazon ElasticMapReduce gives you the power to quickly and easily process vast amounts of data. You can launch Hadoop clusters that span hundreds or even thousands of nodes. We have launched a major upgrade to the Elastic MapReduce Console to improve usability and to give you access to a multitude of new features. Here’s a […]

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Create a Virtual Tape Library Using the AWS Storage Gateway

The AWS Storage Gateway connects an on-premises software appliance with cloud-based storage to integrate your on-premises IT environment with the AWS storage infrastructure. Once installed and configured, each Gateway presents itself as one or more iSCSI storage volumes. Each volume can be configured to be Gateway-Cached (primary data stored in Amazon S3 and cached in […]

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AWS re:Invent Hackathon 2013

We have organized a unique Hackathon for re:Invent 2013. The event will run from 9:00 AM to Midnight on November 12th in Ballroom A of the Venetian conference center in Las Vegas. Hack AwayParticipants will assemble into teams and compete to solve a challenge faced by one of four non-profit organizations that have agreed to […]

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AWS CloudHSM Update

I’d like to give you a quick update on AWS CloudHSM. First, the “HSM” is short for Hardware Security Module. As I noted in my earlier blog post: An HSM is a piece of hardware — a dedicated appliance that provides secure key storage and a set of cryptographic operations within a tamper-resistant enclosure. You […]

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