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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.

Happy 4th Birthday Amazon EC2

I almost missed a really important anniversary! Yesterday marked Amazon EC2‘s fourth birthday. Here are some of the ways that EC2 has grown and changed in the last four years: Category 2006 2010 Regions One Four Availability Zones One Ten Availability Zones Instance Types One Nine Pricing Models One Three Storage Ephemeral Storage Ephemeral StorageElastic […]

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Updated: AWS Security Whitepaper

Good news for all those interested in security…we’ve released the fourth version of our Overview of Security Processes whitepaper. It contains ten pages of new and additional detailed information. Highlights of new content include: A description of the AWS control environment A list of our SAS-70 Type II Control Objectives Some discussion of risk management […]

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AWS SDK for Java Updated

We just released version 1.0.8 of theAWS SDK for Java. In addition to some bug fixes, the SDK includes the following new features: Support for the new Reserved DB Instances. Improved constructors for the Amazon RDS model classes. A new StepFactory class to simplify the process of creating Elastic MapReduce job flows. Improved support for […]

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AWS Start-Up Challenge Goes Global for 2010

We’re ready to start accepting entries for the AWS Start-Up Challenge 2010! Each year we run the challenge to help young, promising start-ups get noticed and to compete for $100,000 (USD) in cash and credits (full prize list). We’ve made some important changes this year: We can now accept applications from 22 countries across the […]

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Event: AWS Cloud for the Federal Government

Since the announcement of Recovery.gov last March, Amazon has seen an accelerating adoption of the cloud by our Federal customers.  These include Treasury.gov, the Federal Register 2.0 at the National Archives, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program at USDA, the openEI.org project at DoE’s National Renewable Energy Lab, and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at NASA.  On […]

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What’s New in AWS Security: Vulnerability Reporting and Penetration Testing

Security is a top priority for Amazon Web Services. Providing a trustworthy infrastructure for you to develop and deploy applications is a responsibility we take very seriously. One important aspect of gaining your trust is being open and transparent about our security processes and continually working toward achieving industry-recognized certifications. Other important aspects include providing […]

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