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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 Direct Connect Update – Another Location in Europe

AWS Direct Connect makes it easy to establish a dedicated network connection from your premises to AWS. You can establish private connectivity between AWS and your datacenter, office, or colocation environment. This has the potential to reduce your network costs, increase bandwidth throughput, and provide a more consistent network experience than Internet-based connections. Today we […]

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AWS Week in Review – June 17, 2013

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, June 17 We posted three AWS recruiting videos featuring interviews with members of our professional services, software development, and support teams. We added new AWS customer case studies for Adobe and Vodafone. Tuesday, June 18 We published an article in the AWS […]

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Amazon RDS – MySQL Major Version Upgrade

The Amazon RDS team has been rolling out features at a very rapid pace! Today we are giving you the ability to upgrade existing RDS database instances from MySQL 5.1 to MySQL 5.5 using our new Major Version Upgrade feature. MySQL 5.5 includes several features and performance benefits over MySQL that may be of interest […]

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IAM Policies for User-Specific S3 Buckets

AWS Identity and Access Management is very powerful and very flexible. My colleague Elliot Yamaguchi has written a blog post that shows you how to use IAM to create a policy which implements folder-level permissions within an Amazon S3 bucket. By using this policy, you can allow hundreds of users to safely share a single […]

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AWS Week in Review – June 10, 2013

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, June 10 We announced an Amazon RDS Price Reduction for On-Demand and Reserved Instances. The AWS Security Blog published part two of a series on Securing Access to AWS Using MFA. Tuesday, June 11 We added Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) to […]

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AWS FedRAMP ATO: Difficult to Achieve, Easily Misunderstood, Valuable to All AWS Customers

Compliance with FedRAMP is a complex process with a high bar for a providers security practices. Because few providers have secured an Authority To Operate (ATO) under FedRAMP, and FedRAMP in general is very new, the topic often leaves many confused. So, we wanted to build upon our press release, security blog post, and AWS blog post […]

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EBS Snapshot Copy Performance Improvement

The EBS Snapshot Copy feature gives you the power to copy EBS snapshots across AWS Regions. Effective today, we have made the snapshot copy even faster than before with support for incremental copies between Regions. It is now practical to copy snapshots to other regions more frequently, making it easier for you to develop applications […]

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