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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: HTTPS Access, Another Edge Location, Price Reduction

We continue to enhance Amazon CloudFront at a rapid pace. Here’s the latest and greatest: We’ve added a new edge location in New York City. This location will provide even better performance to users requesting your content from New York and the northeastern United States. We’ve reduced pricing for CloudFront HTTP requests by 25%. The […]

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NASA JPL, robots and the AWS cloud

NASA Jet Propulsion Lab, NASA’s lead center for robotic exploration of the solar system is doing some pretty extraordinary things with the AWS cloud. I had the opportunity to meet with their CTO to discuss some of the interesting projects they are working on. Like the early explorers of Deep Space, they were also early […]

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Amazon Elastic MapReduce Updates

We’ve updated Amazon Elastic MapReduce with support for the latest and greatest versions of the following components: Hadoop 0.20 Hive 0.5 Pig 0.6 The new version of Hadoop includes the following enhancements: MultipleInputs class for reading multiple types of data.  MultipleOutputs class for writing multiple types of data. ChainMapper and ChainReducer which allows users to […]

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New from Cirrhus9 and SecuCloud: Integrated DB Security and Compliance on Demand

Mike from Cirrhus9 wrote to tell me that they’ve teamed up with SecuCloud to produce a new database security and compliance solution which just happens to be available as a DevPay AMI for use on Amazon EC2. The solution has two components: a Security Weakness Analyzer (SWA)and Database Monitoring and Auditing (DBMA). The Security Weakness […]

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Webinar: The Need for IT Speed…and Security…and Control

On Thursday, May 27th I’ll be participating in Cloud Computing for the Enterprise Webinar hosted by NewScale. I’ll provide a business and technical introduction to AWS and then NewScale’s Jamie MacQuarrie will talk about their policy-based approval and governance system for management of local and cloud-based resources. The webinar is free but you need to […]

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enStratus Adds Support for Amazon SNS and Amazon RDS

My friends over at Minneapolis-based enStratus Networks emailed me yesterday to give me a heads-up on their newest release of their Cloud Management Solution. They have had full support for Amazon EC2 instances, S3 storage, Elastic IP Addresses, CloudWatch, Elastic Block Storage, Auto Scaling, Simple Notification Service, and CloudFront for a while. Today’s release adds […]

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Amazon RDS – Multi-AZ Deployments For Enhanced Availability & Reliability

Amazon RDS simplifies many of the common tasks associated with the deployment, operation, and scaling of a relational database. You don’t have to worry about acquiring and installing hardware, loading an operating system, installing and configuring MySQL, or managing backups. In addition, scaling the processing power or storage space available to your database is as […]

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