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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 – HIPAA Eligibility for AWS Snowball

Many of the tools and technologies now in use at your local doctor, dentist, hospital, or other healthcare provider generate massive amounts of sensitive digital data. Other prolific data generators include genomic sequencers and any number of activity and fitness trackers. We all want to benefit from the insights that can be produced by this […]

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New – Burst Balance Metric for EC2’s General Purpose SSD (gp2) Volumes

Many AWS customers are getting great results with the General Purpose SSD (gp2) EBS volumes that we launched in mid-2014 (see New SSD-Backed Elastic Block Storage for more information).  If you’re unsure of which volume type to use for your workload, gp2 volumes are the best default choice because they offer balanced price/performance for a […]

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Genome Engineering Applications: Early Adopters of the Cloud

Our friends at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) in Australia sent along the guest post below to tell us about how AWS powers an important new genome editing technique. — Jeff   Recent developments in molecular engineering technology now enables the accurate editing of genomes. The new technology, called CRISPR-Cas9, can be […]

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AWS Week in Review – October 31, 2016

Over 25 internal and external contributors helped out with pull requests and fresh content this week! Thank you all for your help and your support. Monday October 31 We shared the AWS Hot Startups for October 2016 – Optimizely, Touch Surgery, and WittyFeed. We announced that Amazon Redshift now available in South America (São Paulo) […]

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New – Sending Metrics for Amazon Simple Email Service (SES)

focuses on deliverability – getting email through to the intended recipients. In my launch blog post (Introducing the Amazon Simple Email Service), I noted that several factors influence delivery, including the level of trust that you have earned with multiple Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and the number of complaints and bounces that you generate. Today […]

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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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