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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.

Amazon Linux AMI 2012.09 Now Available

Max Spevack of the Amazon EC2 team brings news of the latest Amazon Linux AMI. — Jeff; The Amazon Linux AMI 2012.09 is now available. After we removed the Public Beta tag from the Amazon Linux AMI last September, weve been on a six month release cycle focused on making sure that EC2 customers have […]

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Amazon RDS for MySQL – Promote Read Replica

As I described in my original blog post, you can easily create and manage read replicas using Amazon RDS for MySQL. From the AWS Management Console, you simply right-click on the database instance of interest and choose the Create Read Replica option: Adding one or more Read Replicas gives you the ability to handle an […]

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Amazon RDS – SQL Server SSL Support

As you can probably tell from the pace of releases on this blog, the Amazon RDS team has been designing, implementing, and deploying new features at a very rapid clip. They’ve added a number of data protection and security features to create a product that’s a great match for enterprise deployments. Today, we’re announcing SSL […]

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Lots of New Features for AWS GovCloud (US)

 AWS GovCloud (US) is a gated community cloud designed to support the compliance needs of customer workloads with direct or indirect ties to U.S. Government functions, services, or regulations. The AWS GovCloud (US) framework adheres to U.S. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) requirements.  Workloads that are appropriate for the AWS GovCloud (US) region include […]

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The AWS Report – Balan Subramanian, Amazon Simple Workflow Service

For today’s episode of The AWS Report, I chatted with Balan Subramanian, Product Manager for the Amazon Simple Workflow Service. We discussed the Simple Workflow concept, and how it is possible to use it to build scalable, fault-tolerant application workflows. We started out easy, with the “hello world” of workflows; Balan told me how it […]

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AWS Week in Review – October 1, 2012

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, October 1 We launched the AWS Test Drive program to make it easier for you to get started with Oracle applications. My UK counterpart Ryan Shuttleworth posted the slides from his AWS for the Retail Industry webinar. Tuesday, October 2 We released a new version of […]

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Identity and Access Management for the AWS Marketplace

AWS Marketplace now supports role-based permissions and management via AWS Identity and Access Management.  Let’s review the key terms before diving in to the details: AWS Marketplace makes it easy to find, buy, and 1-click deploy software to the cloud, featuring hundreds of popular commercial and open-source software products for developers, IT admins, and business […]

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Amazon S3 – Support for Website Redirects

Our friends at Boostability have been using Amazon S3 to help their clients build websites hosted on Amazon S3. Boostability provides search engine optimization technology and fulfillment services to agencies, media companies and phone book providers. I recently chatted with Jared Turner, CTO for Boostability. He told me that they needed a solution that was […]

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Scaling Science: 1 Million Compute Hours in 1 week

For many scientists, the computer has become as important as the test tube, the centrifuge or the grad student in delivering ground breaking research. Whether screening for active cancer treatments or colliding atoms, the availability of compute cycles can significantly affect the time it takes for scientists to crunch their numbers. Indeed, compute resources are […]

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