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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 – January 5, 2015

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, January 5 We announced that you can now Import AWS Data Pipeline Definitions in the AWS Management Console. We announced the availability of EC2 Spot Instance Termination Notices. We made an AWS GovCloud (US) Update – Glacier, VM Import, CloudTrail, and More. […]

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Now Available – New C4 Instances

Late last year ago I told you about the New Compute-Optimized EC2 Instances and asked you to stay tuned for additional pricing and technical information. I am happy to announce that we are launching these instances today in seven AWS Regions! The New C4 Instance Type The new C4 instances are based on the Intel […]

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Data Encryption Made Easier – New Encryption Options for Amazon RDS

Encryption of stored data (often referred to as “data at rest”) is an important part of any data protection plan. Today we are making it easier for you to encrypt data at rest in Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) database instances running MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Oracle Database. Before today’s release you had the following options […]

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ClassicLink – Private Communication Between Classic EC2 Instances & VPC Resources

Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) lets you create and run a logically isolated section of the Cloud. Running within a VPC combines the benefits of the cloud with the flexibility of a network topology designed to fit the unique needs of your in-house IT department. For example: Isolation – You can create a network and […]

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New – Cross-Account Access in the AWS Management Console

Many AWS customers use separate AWS accounts (usually in conjunction with Consolidated Billing) for their development and production resources. This separation allows them to cleanly separate different types of resources and can also provide some security benefits. Today we are making it easier for you to work productively within a multi-account (or multi-role) AWS environment […]

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New SQS Client Library for Java Messaging Service (JMS)

The Java Message Service (JMS) allows a pair of cooperating Java applications to create, send, receive, and read messages. The loosely coupled nature of JMS allows one part of the application to operate asynchronously with respect to the other. Until now, you needed to stand up, maintain, and scale a multi-instance (for high availability) JMS […]

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AWS GovCloud (US) Update – Glacier, VM Import, CloudTrail, and More

I am pleased to be able to announce a set of updates and additions to AWS GovCloud (US). We are making a number of new services available including Amazon Glacier, AWS CloudTrail, and VM Import. We are also enhancing the AWS Management Console with support for Auto Scaling and the Service Limits Report. As you […]

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