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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.

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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AWS Free Usage Tier Adds Red Hat Enterprise Linux

I’m happy to announce that the AWS Free Usage Tier now includes 750 hours of Red Hat Enterprise Linux usage on a t1.micro instance. We have supported RHEL on EC2 since November of 2007, and we launched the AWS Free Usage Tier in December of 2010. We are combining these two offerings and customers eligible […]

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AWS Week in Review – June 3, 2013

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, June 3 The AWS Ruby Blog talked about some new Gems that simplify Working With Regions. The new AWS PHP Blog talked about Transferring Files to and From Amazon S3. Tuesday, June 4 We expanded the AWS Region in Tokyo with by […]

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