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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 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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The AWS Report – Joe Vaccaro of Citrix

In the latest episode of The AWS Report, I spoke with Joe Vaccaro of Citrix to learn more about the topic of desktop virtualization. Co-host Lee Zen chatted with our colleague Eric Schultze to learn more about the Virtual Private Cloud. If you can take a minute to fill out our video survey after you […]

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AWS Week in Review – November 4, 2013

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, November 4 I published an AWS Report interview with Peng Zhao of MadeiraCloud. We opened the AWS Compliance Forum. We launched the G2 Instance Type for 3-D Streaming Applications. We announced a Price Reduction for EC2’s M3 Instances. The AWS Application Management […]

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The AWS Report – Steven Halliwell – AWS Public Sector

In the latest episode of The AWS Report, I spoke with my colleague Steven Halliwell, Global Director of Education and State/Local Government for AWS. We discussed the digital divide, the ways that AWS is used in education (websites, portals, MOOCs, and learning management systems, to name a few), and some specific success stories. We also […]

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AWS OpsWorks for Java

Chris Barclay sent along an awesome guest post to announce the arrival of AWS OpsWorks for Java! — Jeff; I am pleased to announce that AWS OpsWorks now supports Java applications. AWS OpsWorks is an application management service that makes it easy to model and manage your entire application. You can start from templates for […]

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