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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.

Event: AWS Cloud for the Federal Government

Since the announcement of last March, Amazon has seen an accelerating adoption of the cloud by our Federal customers.  These include, the Federal Register 2.0 at the National Archives, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program at USDA, the project at DoE’s National Renewable Energy Lab, and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at NASA. On […]

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What’s New in AWS Security: Vulnerability Reporting and Penetration Testing

Security is a top priority for Amazon Web Services. Providing a trustworthy infrastructure for you to develop and deploy applications is a responsibility we take very seriously. One important aspect of gaining your trust is being open and transparent about our security processes and continually working toward achieving industry-recognized certifications. Other important aspects include providing […]

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Use Your Own Kernel with Amazon EC2

You can now use the Linux kernel of your choice when you boot up an Amazon EC2 instance. We have created a set of AKIs (Amazon Kernel Images) which contain the PV-Grub loader. This loader simply chain-boots the kernel provided in the associated AMI (Amazon Machine Image). Net-net, your instance ends up running the kernel […]

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Enhanced CloudFront Logs, Now With Query Strings

One thing that I love (among many) about working at is the customer-driven innovation cycle. We introduce a new product or service with a useful yet somewhat minimal feature set. We do this to get it out into the real world as soon as possible so that our customers can start to use it […]

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Amazon S3 and Amazon SNS – Best Friends Forever

We’re starting to wire various AWS services to each other, with interesting and powerful results. Today I’d like to talk to you about a brand new connection between Amazon S3 and the Amazon Simple Notification Service. When I introduced you to SNS earlier this year I noted that “SNS is also integrated with other AWS […]

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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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