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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 – July 29, 2013

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, July 29 The AWS Security Blog published an article to show you how to Improve the Security of your AWS Account in Less Than 5 Minutes. Tuesday, July 30 We annouced that Elastic Load Balancing now supports the Proxy Protocol. Wednesday, July […]

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AWS Flow Framework for Ruby for the Simple Workflow Service

The Amazon Simple Workflow Service (SWF) lets you build scalable, event-driven systems that coordinate work across many machines that can be either cloud-based or on-premises. The service handles coordination, logging, and auditing so that you don’t need to write a bunch of glue code or to maintain your own state machines. Instead, you can focus […]

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Learn AWS With New Self-Paced Labs

Would you like to test-drive AWS services, acquire some new skills, and gain practical experience working with a wide variety of AWS technologies? If so, the new AWS self-paced labs will be of great interest to you. We’ve been working with Cloud vLab (an APN Technology Partner) to create a set of hands-on, self-paced online […]

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AWS Week in Review – July 22, 2013

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, July 22 We added a number of new AWS case studies including Genome Medicine Institute, Hailo,, and The Schumacher Group. The AWS Security Blog talked about Controlling Network Access to EC2 Instances Using a Bastion Host. Tuesday, July 23 Building on […]

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Amazon CloudFront & Route 53 Expand to India

During my recent trip to Southeast Asia, several people asked me if we had plans to bring Amazon CloudFront and Route 53 to India. I responded as I always do — that we continue to invest and to expand, that we listen to our users, and that we make use of traffic and usage trends […]

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