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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.

Attend 6-hour AWS Workshop at Cloud Connect

Attend the Amazon Web Services Workshop at Cloud Connect Knowing all the AWS services is one thing knowing when and where to use which one is a completely different issue. This workshop will not only help you understand different AWS Infrastructure services but also show you how to use them so that you can take […]

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New AWS Console Features: Forced Detach, Termination Protection

We’ve added two new features to the AWS Management Console: forced detach of EBS volumes and termination protection. Forced DetachFrom time to time an Elastic Block Storage (EBS) volume will refuse to cleanly detach itself from an EC2 instance. This can occur for several reasons, including continued system or user activity on the volume. Under […]

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Host Your Static Website on Amazon S3

We’ve added some new features to Amazon S3 to make it even better at hosting static websites. Customers have been hosting their images and video for their websites on Amazon S3 for a long time. However, it was not that easy to host your entire website on S3. Why? If a user enters a site […]

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AWS Identity and Access Management Users Can Now Log in to the AWS Management Console

The AWS Management Console now recognizes Users created via AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM). IAM users can now log in to the console and manage resources within an AWS account. IAM Users can be assigned individual Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) devices to provide additional security when they access the console. IAM can also be used […]

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Guest Post – Amazon SES Update & Webinar

For this post, I am turning the keyboard over to my colleague Chris Wheeler. He’s the Technical Program Manager for the Amazon Simple Email Service… A few weeks have passed and the dust has settled a bit. If you havent heard, Amazon Simple Email Service launched as a new highly scalable and cost-effective marketing and […]

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BitNami Cloud Hosting

I had a very pleasant phone call with Erica and Daniel of BitNami just yesterday. They gave me a complete briefing on their new BitNami Cloud Hosting product, which they just announced a few minutes ago. BitNami Cloud Hosting is designed to make life easier for solution providers. The goal is to provide solution providers […]

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SOASTA CloudTest Pro

The new SOASTA CloudTest Pro product gives organizations the ability to launch test clouds of any size on public, private, or shared cloud infrastructure including Amazon EC2 instances. Developers and performance engineers building, running, and scaling enterprise-class applications can now provision testing clouds on demand. Based on SOASTA’s existing CloudTest architecture, CloudTest Pro is available […]

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