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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 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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Prices Reduced for EC2’s M3 Instances

I am happy to announce that we are reducing the On-Demand and Reserved Instance prices for Amazon EC2’s M3 (Second Generation Standard) instances, effective November 1. We are lowering the On-Demand prices of M3 instances by 10%. Regardless of which region you are running M3 instances in, these price reductions will automatically be reflected in […]

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The AWS Report – Peng Zhao of MadeiraCloud

In the latest episode of The AWS Report, I spoke with Peng Zhao, CTO of MadeiraCloud, to learn more about their WYSIWYG design tool for AWS. We spoke about how and why they built it, and what their customers are using it for. We also spoke about the state of the cloud computing market in […]

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AWS Week in Review – October 28, 2013

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, October 28 I published a new AWS Report video featuring Chris Langway of Optaros. The AWS Application Management Blog discussed CloudFormation and the New AWS CLI. The AWS .Net Development Blog talked about Getting Your EC2 Windows Password. Tuesday, October 29 We […]

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Cross-Region Snapshot Copy for Amazon RDS

I know that many AWS customers are interested in building applications that run in more than one of the eight public AWS regions. As a result, we have been working to add features to AWS to simplify and streamline the data manipulation operations associated with building and running global applications. In the recent past we […]

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AWS Identity and Access Management Policy Simulator

AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM for short) lets you control access to AWS services and resources using access control policies. IAM includes a large collection of prebuilt policies, and you can also create your own. IAM policies are comprised of policy statements. Each statement either allows or denies access to some AWS services (at […]

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