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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 – August 4, 2014

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, August 4 We announced that Amazon RDS Now Supports T2 Instances. We unveiled the Updated IAM Console. We posted Episode 95 of the AWS Podcast. Tuesday, August 5 An article on CIO.COM explained How AWS Helped Scale App for World Cup Social Media Hub. […]

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AWS SDK for Python (Boto) Now Supports Python 3

The AWS SDK for Python (also known as Boto) has been updated and is now compatible with Python 3. You can now build AWS applications using versions 2.6, 2.7, 3.3, and 3.4 of Python. Here’s a screen shot of some Boto code running on Python 3.4.1: (py3)$ python Python 3.4.1 (default, May 19 2014, 13:10:29) […]

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Amazon RDS Now Supports T2 Instances

We launched the T2 instance type last month. This new Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instance type provides a solid level of baseline performance and the ability to burst above the baseline as needed. As I wrote in my blog post, these instances are ideal for development, testing, and medium-traffic web sites. Today we are […]

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Updated IAM Console

If you are an AWS user, I sincerely hope that you are using AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) to control access to your services and your resources! As you probably know, you can create AWS users and groups and use permissions to allow and deny access to many aspects of AWS. Today we are […]

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AWS Week in Review – July 28, 2014

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, July 28 The AWS Big Data Blog talked about Best Practices for High-Frequency Loading on Amazon Redshift. We updated the EC2 Public IP Address Ranges. Tuesday, July 29 We announced New Amazon Climate Research Grants. The AWS Startup Collection published a Sample App […]

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AWS Trusted Advisor For Everyone

AWS Trusted Advisor is your customized cloud expert! It helps you to observe best practices for the use of AWS by inspecting your AWS environment with an eye toward saving money, improving system performance and reliability, and closing security gaps. Since we launched Trusted Advisor in 2013, our customers have viewed over 1.7 million best-practice […]

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