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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 WorkSpaces is Now Available

We announced a Limited Preview of Amazon WorkSpaces at last fall’s AWS re:Invent conference and I wrote a detailed blog post at that time. As you may recall, Amazon WorkSpaces provides a desktop computing environment in the cloud. It gives enterprise IT the power to meet the needs of a diverse user base by providing […]

AWS Achieves DoD Provisional Authorization

I am happy to be able to announce that AWS has achieved a DoD Provisional Authorization for security impact levels 1-2 on all AWS Regions in the United States. This includes US East (Northern Virginia), US West (Northern California), US West (Oregon), and AWS GovCloud (US). The issuance of the authorization means that U.S. Department […]

City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge

Cloud computing can help local governments to spur economic development, expand citizen services, and break through siloed bureaucracy by providing innovative & scalable services without wasting taxpayer funds on expensive and inflexible hardware infrastructure. We’ve already seen a lot of amazing work, including GIS applications, emergency preparedness and response, open access to data, mobile applications, […]

AWs Week in Review – March 17, 2014

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, March 17 We added AWS customer success stories from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), LatentView, Peak Games, PropertyGuru, and We updated the EC2 IP Address Ranges. Tuesday, March 18 We announced Route 53 and CloudTrail Checks for the AWS […]

ELB Connection Draining – Remove Instances From Service With Care

AWS Elastic Load Balancing distributes incoming traffic across multiple Amazon EC2 instances: You can use Elastic Load Balancing on its own, or in conjunction with Auto Scaling. When combined, the two features allow you to create a system that automatically adds and removes EC2 instances in response to changing load: In either case, the Elastic […]

Adobe Media Server is Now Available on the AWS Marketplace

I love to browse through the AWS Marketplace. There are hundreds of software infrastructure components, developer tools, and a very healthy collection of business software, all of which can be purchased and launched within minutes. One of the latest Marketplace additions is the Adobe Media Server. You can host 100 to 10,000 simultaneous RTMFP connections, […]

Route 53 and CloudTrail Checks for the AWS Trusted Advisor

The AWS Trusted Advisor monitors your AWS resources and provides you with advice for cost optimization, security, performance, and fault tolerance. Today we are adding five additional checks that will be of benefit to users of Amazon Route 53 (Domain Name Services) and AWS CloudTrail (recording and logging of AWS API calls). With today’s launch, […]