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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.

New Amazon Linux Container Image for Cloud and On-Premises Workloads

The Amazon Linux AMI is designed to provide a stable, secure, high performance execution environment for applications running on EC2. With limited remote access (no root login and mandatory SSH key pairs) and a very small number of non-critical packages installed, the AMI has a very respectable security profile. Many of our customers have asked […]

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New – Product Support Connection for AWS Marketplace Customers

There are now over 2,700 software products listed in . Tens of thousands of AWS customers routinely find, buy, and start using offerings from more than 925 Independent Software Vendors (ISVs). Today we are giving you, as a consumer of software through , the ability to selectively share your contact information (name, title, phone number, […]

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AWS Week in Review – October 24, 2016

Another busy week in AWS-land! Today’s post included submissions from 21 internal and external contributors, along with material from my RSS feeds, my inbox, and other things that come my way. To join in the fun, create (or find) some awesome AWS-related content and submit a pull request! Monday October 24 We launched the AWS […]

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AWS Hot Startups – October 2016 – Optimizely, Touch Surgery, WittyFeed

I’m pleased to share yet another month of hot startups, courtesy of Tina Barr! Check out this month’s AWS-powered startups: Optimizely – Providing web and mobile A/B testing for the world’s leading brands. Touch Surgery – Building technologies for the global surgical community. WittyFeed – Creating viral content. Optimizely (San Francisco) Optimizely is one of […]

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New – AWS Server Migration Service

I love to use the historical photo at right to emphasize a situation that many of our customers face. They need to move their existing IT infrastructure to the without scheduling prolonged maintenance periods for data migration. Because many of these applications are mission-critical and are heavily data-driven, taking systems offline in order to move […]

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First AWS Certification Study Guide Now Available

My colleague Joe Baron wrote the guest post below to introduce you to a book that he and his colleagues have put together! Are you studying for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate exam? The new AWS Certified Solutions Architect Official Study Guide: Associate Exam has just been published by John Wiley & Sons, […]

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AWS Week in Review – October 17, 2016

Wow, a lot is happening in AWS-land these days! Today’s post included submissions from several dozen internal and external contributors, along with material from my RSS feeds, my inbox, and other things that come my way. To join in the fun, create (or find) some awesome AWS-related content and submit a pull request! Monday October […]

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