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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.

Updated Amazon Linux AMI (2011.02) Released

We released an updated version of the Amazon Linux AMI earlier this week. It is available in all AWS Regions for all instance types. Here’s what’s new: Default compiler upgraded from GCC 4.1 to GCC 4.4. The AMI kernel is now based on 2.6.35.11 release. An HVM AMI was released to support the Cluster Compute […]

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Upcoming Webinar: Orchestrating the Cloud

Amazon’s cloud computing platform makes it easy to provision infrastructure resources quickly. Spinning up a single server is straightforward, but larger deployments of multiple tier applications often require a little co-ordination. Join me for the next of our monthly technical seminars in which we’ll cover the various techniques and tools for orchestrating cloud deployments: 10am, […]

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A New Approach to Amazon EC2 Networking

You’ve been able to use the Amazon Virtual Private Cloud to construct a secure bridge between your existing IT infrastructure and the AWS cloud using an encrypted VPN connection. All communication between Amazon EC2 instances running within a particular VPC and the outside world (the Internet) was routed across the VPN connection. Today we are […]

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IAM Now Available for Amazon CloudFront

You can now use AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) to regulate access to the Amazon CloudFront APIs.For example, you could easily create three separate IAM groups with names and permissions as follows: Group CloudFrontManagement – Access to all CloudFront APIs. Group Publisher – Access to the CreateDistribution, GetDistribution, UpdateDistribution, and GetDistributionConfig APIs. Group StreamingPublisher […]

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