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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.

The New AWS Support API

I have long believed (and spoken about) the fact programmability is one of the attributes that defines a cloud.  The availability of APIs for fundamental cloud features means that you, as a developer, can build tools, utilities, and applications to create cloud resources, track and manage status, and even gain access to usage and billing […]

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Amazon CloudFront / Route 53 – New Edge Location in Seoul, Korea

(CloudFront) . We have just opened up an Amazon CloudFront / Amazon Route 53 edge location in Seoul, Korea! This is our sixth location in Asia, and our fortieth world-wide (see the AWS Global Infrastructure map for more information). If your application already uses CloudFront or Route 53, your customers in the area will […]

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The AWS Global Certification Program

We are launching the AWS Global Certification Program for our customers and our partners today. If you are a Solution Architect, System Administrator, or Developer and you want to formally certify your knowledge of AWS, I think you will find this program of great interest to you. What are Certifications?The AWS Certifications are credentials that […]

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The New AWS Security Blog

The AWS team works non-stop to improve the security of our services. As you can see from the timeline below, many of our recent releases have made it easier for you to secure your cloud resources. The new AWS Security Blog is your one-stop shop for best practices, how-to guides, customer stories, and more. Like […]

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AWS Week in Review – April 22, 2013

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, April 22 We announced that Amazon Redshift and the High Storage Eight instance type are now available in the EU West (Ireland) Region. The AWS Mobile Blog published a post that will show you How to Switch From Single to Multiple Frameworks […]

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AWS Summit 2013 Update

It is Friday afternoon inbox-clearing time for me! Before I abandon my keyboard for the weekend I want to share a few items related to our popular AWS Summit series. For The RecordThe 2013 summits in New York, Australia, and London opened to capacity crowds in each city. The keynote and breakout talks at each […]

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AWS Marketplace – Support for the Asia Pacific (Sydney) Region

The AWS Marketplace is an online store that helps you to find, compare, and immediately start using any one of a large number of software infrastructure components, developer tools, and business solutions, all using 1-Click Deployment. You can now launch AWS Marketplace products in the Asia Pacific (Sydney) Region, with the potential for lower latency […]

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AWS Management Console for AWS GovCloud (US)

The AWS GovCloud (US) was built with government customers in mind. It is an isolated AWS Region designed to allow US government agencies and customers to move sensitive workloads into the cloud. AWS GovCloud (US) adheres to US International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) as well as a variety of other audited and certified compliance […]

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AWS Week in Review – April 15, 2013

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Wednesday, April 17 We announced IAM Roles for AWS Elastic Beanstalk. The AWS Ruby Blog discussed Locking Dependency Versions with Bundler. Thursday, April 18 We announced that Amazon S3 now stores 2 trillion objects and handles 1.1 million requests per second. We announced […]

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