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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.

Amazon Route 53 Adds ELB Integration for DNS Failover

I’m happy to announce that Route 53 DNS Failover now supports Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) endpoints. Route 53 launched DNS Failover on February 11, 2013. With DNS Failover, Route 53 can detect an outage of your website and redirect your end users to alternate or backup locations that you specify. Route 53 DNS Failover relies […]

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AWS IAM Now Supports Amazon, Facebook, and Google Identity Federation

Jeff Wierer, Principal Product Manager on the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) team sent along a guest post to introduce a powerful new federation feature. — Jeff; In a previous blog post we discussed how AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) supports identity federation by allowing developers to grant temporary security credentials to users […]

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AWS Week in Review – May 20, 2013

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, May 20 We annouced that the AWS Elastic Load Balancer now supports all HTTP methods. Tuesday, May 21 We announced that AWS has achived FedRAMP Compliance. The AWS Security Blog contains additional information. Thursday, May 23 We added Read Replica Monitoring to […]

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AWS achieves FedRAMP Compliance

AWS has achieved FedRAMP compliance now federal agencies can save significant time, costs and resources in their evaluation of AWS! After demonstrating adherence to hundreds of controls by providing thousands of artifacts as part of a security assessment, AWS has been certified by a FedRAMP-accredited third-party assessor (3PAO) and has achieved agency ATOs (Authority to […]

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AWS Week in Review – May 13, 2013

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, May 13 The AWS Security Blog covered an important compliance announcement: The availability of a SOC-3 Report that includes both New Services and a New Region. Tuesday, May 14 We published a guide to Choosing the Right EC2 Instance Type for your […]

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New Features for the Amazon Elastic Transcoder

We released the Amazon Elastic Transcoder with an initial set of features and a promise to iterate quickly based on customer feedback. You’ve supplied us with plenty of feedback (primarily via the Elastic Transcoder Forum) and have a set of powerful enhancements ready as a result. Here’s what’s new: Apple HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) Support. […]

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