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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.

PC2 – The New Punched Card Cloud

At least once per decade (I’ve been at this evangelism thing for a long time), a potential customer will ask me1 if we have ever thought of building a cloud of mainframe computers. They recognize the benefits of cloud computing, but are reluctant to give up their Job Control Language, their decks of punched cards, […]

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AWS Week in Review – March 25, 2013

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, March 25 The EC2 IP address ranges were updated (this happened earlier in the month but I missed it). There are now 3.7 million IP addresses listed. Tuesday, March 26 We announced AWS CloudHSM for Secure Key Storage and Cryptographic Operations. I […]

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Amazon Linux AMI 2013.03 Now Available

Max Spevack runs the team that produces the Amazon Linux AMI. Today he’s here to tell you about the newest version of this popular AMI. — Jeff; Following our usual six month release cycle, the Amazon Linux AMI 2013.03 is now available. As always, our goal with the Amazon Linux AMI is to ensure that […]

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AWS CloudHSM – Secure Key Storage and Cryptographic Operations

Back in the early days of AWS, I would often receive questions that boiled down to “This sounds really interesting, but what about security?” We created the AWS Security & Compliance Center to publish information about the various reports, certifications, and independent attestations that we’ve earned and to provide you with additional information about the […]

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AWS Week in Review – March 18, 2013

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, March 18 We announced that the Amazon Simple Workflow Service is now available in the AWS GovCloud (US) Region. Tuesday, March 19 We added additional EBS-Optimized Instance Types for EC2. Wednesday, March 20 We published a new page to help you to […]

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Meet the AWS Team at GDC

Several of my colleagues on the AWS team are heading to the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco this week. So, if you are planning to be there, stop by and say hi. We have a booth and a few planned activities: AWS BoothStop by our booth and learn more about how AWS makes […]

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Additional EBS-Optimized Instance Types for Amazon EC2

We are adding EBS-optimized support to four additional EC2 instance types. You can now request dedicated throughput between EC2 instances and your EBS (Elastic Block Store) volumes at launch time: Instance Type Dedicated Throughput m1.large 500 Mbps  m1.xlarge 1000 Mbps  m2.2xlarge (new) 500 Mbps  m2.4xlarge 1000 Mbps  m3.xlarge (new) 500 Mbps  m3.2xlarge (new) 1000 Mbps […]

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AWS Week in Review – March 11, 2013

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, March 11 We announced AWS Elastic Beanstalk for Node.js. We announced an important EC2 update – Virtual Private Clouds for Everyone. Tuesday, March 12 We announced the AWS Management Console for the iPhone. We announced the new EC2 Cross-Region AMI Copy Feature. […]

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