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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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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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JumpBox for the AWS Free Usage Tier

We’ve teamed up with JumpBox to make it even easier and less expensive for you to host a WordPress blog, publish a web site with Drupal, run a Wiki with MediaWiki, or publish content with Joomla. You can benefit from two separate offers: The new JumpBox free tier trial for AWS customers lets you launch […]

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ActivePython AMI from ActiveState

The folks at ActiveState have cooked up an ActivePython AMI to make it easy for you to build and deploy web application written in Python.You can get started in minutes without having to download, install, or configure anything. The AMI is based on the 64-bit version of Ubuntu and includes MySQL, SQLite, Apache, ActivePython, Django, […]

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