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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.

IAM Access Analyzer updates: Find unused access, check policies before deployment

We are launching two new features for AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) Access Analyzer today: Unused Access Analyzer – A new analyzer that continuously monitors roles and users looking for permissions that are granted but not actually used. Central security teams can take advantage of a dashboard view that will help them to find […]

New Amazon WorkSpaces Thin Client provides cost-effective, secure access to virtual desktops

The new Amazon WorkSpaces Thin Client improves end-user and IT staff productivity with cost-effective, secure, easy-to-manage access to virtual desktops. The devices are preconfigured and shipped directly to the end user, ready to deploy, connect, and use. Here’s my testing setup: The Thin Client is a small cube that connects directly to a monitor, keyboard, […]

Introducing Amazon EC2 high memory U7i Instances for large in-memory databases (preview)

The new U7i instances are designed to support large, in-memory databases including SAP HANA, Oracle, and SQL Server. Powered by custom fourth generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processors (Sapphire Rapids), the instances are now available in multiple AWS regions in preview form, in the US West (Oregon), Asia Pacific (Seoul), and Europe (Frankfurt) AWS Regions, as […]

Use anomaly detection with AWS Glue to improve data quality (preview)

We are launching a preview of a new AWS Glue Data Quality feature that will help to improve your data quality by using machine learning to detect statistical anomalies and unusual patterns. You get deep insights into data quality issues, data quality scores, and recommendations for rules that you can use to continuously monitor for […]

Use Amazon CloudWatch to consolidate hybrid, multicloud, and on-premises metrics

You can now consolidate metrics from your hybrid, multicloud, and on-premises data sources using Amazon CloudWatch and process them in a consistent, unified fashion. You can query, visualize, and alarm on any and all of the metrics, regardless of their source. In addition to giving you a unified view, this new feature will help you […]

Announcing cross-region data replication for Amazon WorkSpaces

You can now use cross-region data replication to provide business continuity for your Amazon WorkSpaces users. Snapshots are taken every 12 hours, replicated to the desired destination region, and are used to provide a recovery point objective (RPO) of 12-24 hours. Multi-Region Resilience Review In her 2022 post Advancing business continuity with Amazon WorkSpaces Multi-Region […]

New – Long-Form voices for Amazon Polly

We are launching three new voices for Polly. Powered by a new long-form engine, the voices are natural and expressive, with appropriate pauses, emphasis, and tone. New Voices The new long-form voices are perfect for blog posts, news articles, training videos, and marketing content. The underlying Machine Learning model extracts meaning from the text, learning […]