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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.

AWS Elastic Load Balancing: Support for SSL Termination

You can now create a highly scalable, load-balanced web site using multiple Amazon EC2 instances, and you can easily arrange for the entire HTTPS encryption and decryption process (generally known as SSL termination) to be handled by an Elastic Load Balancer. Your users can benefit from encrypted communication with very little operational overhead or administrative […]

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AWS Management Console Now Supports Amazon SNS

The AWS Management Console now provides full support for the Amazon Simple Notification Service. You can create and subscribe to topics, and you can publish notifications to topics. You can see all of your topics and your subscriptions at a glance, and you have full control of the permissions on each of your topics. Let’s […]

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Amazon RDS: Announcing Read Replicas

It is possible to characterize the workload handled by a relational database in terms of the ratio of reads to writes. Some applications seem to use about the same number of reads and writes. Others write a little bit of data and read a lot. This read-heavy behavior is frequently seen in web applications. Different […]

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Jobs – Jobs – Jobs!

We are already putting together our 2011 plans for AWS. I can’t tell you what we are planning to do, but I can tell you that we need to hire some more great people in order to turn these plans into the kinds of amazing services that you have come to expect from us. The […]

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