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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 Management Console Support for S3 RRS

The AWS Management Console now supports Amazon S3’s Reduced Redundancy Storage. You can view and change the storage class of an S3 object in the object’s Properties pane: You can also select multiple objects and change the storage class for all of them at the same time. Finally, you can set the option when you […]

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New Amazon EC2 Instance Type – The Cluster Compute Instance

A number of AWS users have been using Amazon EC2 to solve a variety of computationally intensive problems. Here’s a sampling: Atbrox and Lingit use Elastic MapReduce to build data sets that help individuals with dyslexia to improve their reading and writing skills. Systems integrator Cycle Computing helps Varian to run compute-intensive Monte Carlo simulations. […]

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This Is A Stick-Up!

The AWS Marketing Team recently moved into a shiny new building in Seattle’s South Lake Union area. We’d like to spiff up and personalize our space, and thought that our AWS users and fans could help us to do so! We’ve got some really nice AWS stickers that we can trade for any or all […]

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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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