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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.

TCO Comparison: Amazon WorkSpaces and Traditional Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)

Today, we announced Amazon WorkSpaces, a fully managed desktop computing solution in the cloud. Amazon WorkSpaces delivers a users documents, applications and resources to tablets, PCs, and Macs. The service has the benefits of on-premises VDI such as mobility and security combined with all the powerful AWS benefits such as pay-as-you-go and simplified management. With […]

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Amazon WorkSpaces – Desktop Computing in the Cloud

Once upon a time, enterprises had a straightforward way to give each employee access to a desktop computer. New employees would join the organization and receive a standard-issue desktop, preconfigured with a common set of tools and applications. This one-size-fits all model was acceptable in the early days of personal computing, but not anymore. Enterprise […]

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AWS Trusted Advisor Update – Improved UI & More Checks

The AWS Trusted Advisor inspects your AWS environment and makes recommendations when opportunities exist to save money, improve system performance, or close security gaps. Improved User InterfaceWe’ve made a host of improvements to the user interface of the Trusted Advisor. The dashboard contains additional information and the navigation is both cleaner and simpler. The Cost […]

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AWS Identity and Access Management Using SAML

Ben Brauer, Senior Product Manager on the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) team, sent along a guest post describing a new, industry standard way to do identity federation with AWS. — Jeff; Over the years, weve had a number of blog posts that described how AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) enables identity federation. […]

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