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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.

Now In Europe: Amazon SimpleDB, CloudWatch, Auto Scaling, and Elastic Load Balancing

I’m happy to announce that the following AWS services are now available in Europe: Amazon SimpleDB – Highly available and scalable, low/no administration structured data storage. Amazon CloudWatch – Monitoring for the AWS cloud, starting with providing resource consumption (CPU utilization, network traffic, and disk I/O) for EC2 instances. Elastic Load Balancing – Traffic distribution […]

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AWS Solution Provider Webinars

Our AWS Solution Providers have scheduled some webinars. These are free, but advance registration is required. Here’s what’s coming up this month: September 22 – Optimizing Performance in the cloud. Featuring SOASTA SOASTA will share best practices for performance testing in the cloud on AWS and feature two of its customers actively using the services. […]

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The AWS Solution Providers Program

Our new AWS Solution Providers Program is designed for Independent Software Vendors and Systems Integrators with an offering built on AWS. Among other benefits, official AWS Solution Providers are listed in the AWS Solution Providers Directory, have exclusive access to the AWS Solution Provider logo, and receive specialized Systems Integrator training. They receive priority for […]

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Come See Us at Hadoop World

We are pleased to be sponsoring, speaking at, and attending the upcoming Hadoop World conference (October 2nd in New York). Peter Sirota of Amazon will be delivering the keynote: Making Hadoop Easy on Amazon Web Services.. Peter will discuss Amazon Elastic MapReduce including our recent addition of support for Apache Pig (tutorial here). Later in […]

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Meet me in Portland, OR this week

If you are in Portland, OR and are interested to learn more about the recent developments in Cloud Computing, then don’t miss the following two events: Sept 16 @ 6:00 PM: Cloud Computing Panel Discussion, organized by TiE Oregon and Portland SIG. Sept 17 @ 12:00 Noon: The Act of Making Clouds, half-a-day developer-focused conference, […]

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AWS Access Credential Rotation

Most security standards recommend changing access credentials (passwords, certificates, or keys) on a regular basis.  However, until recently this has been a bit tricky with AWS applications requesting a new Access Key ID or X.509 certificate immediately rendered the old one invalid. Our new Access Credential Rotation feature makes it easier for you to switch […]

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Meet Me In Hong Kong or Iowa

I am in the process of finalizing travel schedule for September of 2009! I’ve got trips to Hong Kong and Des Moines, Iowa on my calendar, along with open time to meet with developers, entrepreneurs, and others in both locations. If you would like to meet, edit the pages linked above and send a confirming […]

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Amazon Multi-Factor Authentication for AWS Accounts

An additional layer of protection, once reserved for banks and large enterprises, is now available to protect your AWS account from unauthorized use. This should be especially attractive to our enterprise-level customers, but we expect customers of all types to value the additional security. Once activated for your AWS account, our new Amazon Multi-Factor Authentication […]

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