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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 – April 15, 2013

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Wednesday, April 17 We announced IAM Roles for AWS Elastic Beanstalk. The AWS Ruby Blog discussed Locking Dependency Versions with Bundler. Thursday, April 18 We announced that Amazon S3 now stores 2 trillion objects and handles 1.1 million requests per second. We announced […]

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Amazon Partner Network – New Training and Competencies

The Amazon Partner Network (APN) focuses on helping our partners to build successful AWS-powered businesses by providing them with strong technical, sales, marketing, and go-to-market support. Today we are taking a step forward with the introduction of new training, accreditation, and competencies for APN members. Let’s take a look at each one. Training and AccreditationAs […]

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Local Secondary Indexes for Amazon DynamoDB

You can now create local secondary indexes for Amazon DynamoDB tables. These indexes provide give you the power to query your tables in new ways, and can also increase retrieval efficiency. What’s a Local Secondary Index?The local secondary index model builds on DynamoDB’s existing key model. Up until today you would have to select one […]

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IAM Roles for AWS Elastic Beanstalk

What’s an IAM Role? An AWS IAM (Identity and Access Management) role allows an application running on Amazon EC2 or AWS Elastic Beanstalk to act on your behalf. A role must be assumed by an entity (the instance or the application) and is used to create a set of temporary AWS security credentials that will […]

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AWS Week in Review – April 8, 2013

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, April 8 We announced that AWS Elastic Beanstalk for .NET now Supports VPC, RDS, and Configuration Files. AWS Marketplace and Citrix started a promotion for NetScaler VPX Platinum Edition. You can get a $175 EC2 credit if you start a subscription between […]

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Amazon CloudSearch – The First Year

We launched Amazon CloudSearch just about a year ago today. In the year since we’ve launched, we’ve seen great customer adoption across a number of market segments for a wide variety of use cases. CloudSearch in ActionHere are just a few of the ways that you can use CloudSearch online: Search for a recent article […]

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AWS Storage Gateway Now Supports Microsoft Hyper-V

The AWS Storage Gateway can now  be run in the  Microsoft Hyper-V virtualization environment. You can use the Storage Gateway to marry your existing on-premises storage systems with the AWS cloud for backup, departmental file share storage, or disaster recovery. With today’s launch of support for Hyper-V, you can now use the Storage Gateway on-premises […]

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