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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 CloudFront and Amazon Route 53 in Sweden

The AWS global footprint continues to grow! We’ve just opened up an Amazon CloudFront and Route 53 edge location in Stockholm, Sweden. This is our 19th edge location worldwide and our 6th in Europe. You don’t need to do anything to your applications; requests are routed worldwide based on latency so CloudFront will automatically route […]

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Get Better Results with Amazon Mechanical Turk Masters

There are now more than 500,000 Mechanical Turk Workers in 190 countries on the Mechanical Turk marketplace. These Workers are ready and eager to work on a wide variety of tasks (Human Intelligence Tasks or HITS) including data cleansing, image filtering, image tagging, and categorization. Today, we’re excited to introduce Mechanical Turk Masters. This new feature […]

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AWS Events for June 2011

We have a lot going on in June; here’s the scoop: Webinars: June 15 – Clouds and the Network: How Cloud Computing Transforms IT Infrastructure – 10:15 AM June 16 – Introduction to Amazon Web Services – 9:00 AM PST June 16 – Seven Strategies for Architecting Success in the Cloud – 11:00 AM June […]

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Amazon Technology Open House – June 7, 2011

We’ll be holding a technology open house at our new South Lake Union campus on the North end of Seattle. The event is free but space is limited and you will need to pre-register. The welcome and the keynote will be delivered by James Hamilton. James is an Amazon Distinguished Engineer and he’s an awesome […]

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CloudFormation + Amazon VPC + XenApp = Secure Cost-effective Application Delivery Within Minutes

Today, I spoke at the Citrix Synergy 2011 Conference in San Francisco where they announced Citrix’s Support for XenApp – On-demand Application Delivery Solution – on Amazon Web Services Cloud. I am particularly excited about this announcement because now you can spin up a Secure XenApp Farm in the cloud within minutes that instantly delivers […]

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Moving Ahead With Amazon Route 53

As you may know from my previous post, Amazon Route 53 is a highly available and highly scalable DNS service. Today we have some big news for users and fans of Route 53: You can use a new alias feature to map the root or apex of your hosted zone to your Elastic Load Balancer. […]

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Updated AWS Security White Paper; New Risk and Compliance White Paper

We have updated the AWS Security White Paper and we’ve created a new Risk and Compliance White Paper.  Both are available now. The AWS Security White Paper describes our physical and operational security principles and practices. It includes a description of the shared responsibility model, a summary of our control environment, a review of secure […]

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