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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.

Variables in AWS Access Control Policies

Jeff Wierer, Senior Product Manager on the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) team sent along a guest post to introduce a powerful new IAM feature. — Jeff; AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) enables you to create policies that control access to AWS service APIs and resources. Today were extending the AWS access policy […]

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AWS Expansion in Oregon – Amazon Redshift and Amazon EC2 High Storage Instances

You can now launch Amazon Redshift clusters and EC2 High Storage instances in the US West (Oregon) Region. Amazon Redshift Amazon Redshift is a fully managed data warehouse service that lets you create, run, and manage a petabyte-scale data warehouse with ease. You can easily scale up by adding additional nodes (giving you more storage […]

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Real-Time Ad Impression Bids Using DynamoDB

Today we have a really interesting guest post from Prashant Pandey (Engineering Manager for DynamoDB) and Pravin Muthukumar (Business Development Manager for Database Services). — Jeff; Real-time bidding (RTB) allows advertisers and publishers to buy and sell online display ad inventory in an efficient, high-speed marketplace. RTB platforms solicit bid requests for each ad impression from […]

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PC2 – The New Punched Card Cloud

At least once per decade (I’ve been at this evangelism thing for a long time), a potential customer will ask me1 if we have ever thought of building a cloud of mainframe computers. They recognize the benefits of cloud computing, but are reluctant to give up their Job Control Language, their decks of punched cards, […]

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AWS Week in Review – March 25, 2013

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, March 25 The EC2 IP address ranges were updated (this happened earlier in the month but I missed it). There are now 3.7 million IP addresses listed. Tuesday, March 26 We announced AWS CloudHSM for Secure Key Storage and Cryptographic Operations. I […]

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Amazon Linux AMI 2013.03 Now Available

Max Spevack runs the team that produces the Amazon Linux AMI. Today he’s here to tell you about the newest version of this popular AMI. — Jeff; Following our usual six month release cycle, the Amazon Linux AMI 2013.03 is now available. As always, our goal with the Amazon Linux AMI is to ensure that […]

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AWS CloudHSM – Secure Key Storage and Cryptographic Operations

Back in the early days of AWS, I would often receive questions that boiled down to “This sounds really interesting, but what about security?” We created the AWS Security & Compliance Center to publish information about the various reports, certifications, and independent attestations that we’ve earned and to provide you with additional information about the […]

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