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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 Roles for AWS Elastic Beanstalk

What’s an IAM Role? An AWS IAM (Identity and Access Management) role allows an application running on Amazon EC2 or AWS Elastic Beanstalk to act on your behalf. A role must be assumed by an entity (the instance or the application) and is used to create a set of temporary AWS security credentials that will […]

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AWS Week in Review – April 8, 2013

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, April 8 We announced that AWS Elastic Beanstalk for .NET now Supports VPC, RDS, and Configuration Files. AWS Marketplace and Citrix started a promotion for NetScaler VPX Platinum Edition. You can get a $175 EC2 credit if you start a subscription between […]

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Amazon CloudSearch – The First Year

We launched Amazon CloudSearch just about a year ago today. In the year since we’ve launched, we’ve seen great customer adoption across a number of market segments for a wide variety of use cases. CloudSearch in ActionHere are just a few of the ways that you can use CloudSearch online: Search for a recent article […]

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AWS Storage Gateway Now Supports Microsoft Hyper-V

The AWS Storage Gateway can now  be run in the  Microsoft Hyper-V virtualization environment. You can use the Storage Gateway to marry your existing on-premises storage systems with the AWS cloud for backup, departmental file share storage, or disaster recovery. With today’s launch of support for Hyper-V, you can now use the Storage Gateway on-premises […]

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AWS Elastic Beanstalk for .NET now Supports VPC, RDS, and Configuration Files

AWS Elastic Beanstalk for .NET now supports the Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), seamlessly integrates with the Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS), and can be customized using configuration files. Elastic Beanstalk allows you to easily deploy and manage .NET applications on AWS. Because Elastic Beanstalk leverages Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012, you […]

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AWS Week in Review – April 1, 2013

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, April 1 To celebrate April Fool’s Day, we released PC2 – the Punched Card Cloud. Tuesday, April 2 We announced that Amazon Redshift and the the EC2 High Storage Instances are now available in the US West (Oregon) Region. The AWS Ruby […]

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Variables in AWS Access Control Policies

Jeff Wierer, Senior Product Manager on the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) team sent along a guest post to introduce a powerful new IAM feature. — Jeff; AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) enables you to create policies that control access to AWS service APIs and resources. Today were extending the AWS access policy […]

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AWS Expansion in Oregon – Amazon Redshift and Amazon EC2 High Storage Instances

You can now launch Amazon Redshift clusters and EC2 High Storage instances in the US West (Oregon) Region. Amazon RedshiftAmazon Redshift is a fully managed data warehouse service that lets you create, run, and manage a petabyte-scale data warehouse with ease. You can easily scale up by adding additional nodes (giving you more storage and […]

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