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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 RDS: Support For SSL Connections

By popular demand, the Relational Database Service (RDS) now supports SSL encrypted connections! We now generate an SSL certificate for each DB Instance. If you need a certificate for an existing instance you’ll need to reboot it using the AWS Management Console, the RDS command-line tools, or the RDS APIs. Here are a few things […]

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Mobile Trading Platform on AWS

AWS is not only a rich platform to build products and solutions but also a platform to build specialized platforms. The inherent flexibility of the AWS cloud enables businesses to use it as a platform in a variety of different ways. Some of these platforms are highlighted in my blog post titled The Cloud as a […]

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Amazon Web Services for Backup and Disaster Recovery

Since the launch of the Amazon Web Services platform in 2006, many companies have decided to offer solutions on top of it. We collect a list of these solution providers, being them System Integrators (SI) or Independent Software Vendors (ISV), on our main AWS website. These Solution Providers offer a vast range of solution for […]

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Big Data Workshop and EC2

Many fields in industry and academia are experiencing an exponential growth in data production and throughput, from social graph analysis to video transcoding to high energy physics. Constraints are everywhere when working with very large data sets, and provisioning sufficient storage and compute capacity for these fields is challenging. This is particularly true for biological […]

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London Calling

Hello!  I’m Matt Wood, and I’ve just joined Amazon Web Services as the new Technology Evangelist for Europe. Before joining Amazon I built web-scale search engines at Cornell University in New York City (of which Amazon CTO Werner Vogels is a fellow alumni), document management systems in Cambridge and genes in Hinxton. At the Wellcome Trust Sanger […]

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