AWS News Blog

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 News Summary…

Here’s a summary of the AWS announcements that we made last night: Important updates to our Security Center including a revised AWS Security White Paper and the results of our SAS 70 type II audit. A plan to bring AWS to datacenters in Asia. Selection of the finalists in the 2009 Start-Up Challenge. Congratulations to […]

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New AWS SDK for .NET Developers

The new AWS SDK for .NET Developers will provide you with the libraries, code samples, and documentation needed to build an AWS-powered application using any programming language capable of making .NET calls including C#, Visual Basic, Windows PowerShell, and so forth. The SDK includes the following goodies: A new AWS .NET Library – This library […]

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New Amazon CloudFront Feature: Private Content

You can now use Amazon CloudFront to distribute private content such as digital downloads, training materials, personalized documents, or media files. You can use this new feature to implement the following types of access models: Access only allowed after a specified date/time. Access only allowed between a pair of dates/times. Access only allowed before a […]

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Cloud Computing and Mobile Devices at the BlackBerry Developer Conference

AWS user Bob Wise (VP of Engineering for Melodeo, producer of nuTsie) asked me to pass along some information about his upcoming session at the BlackBerry Developer Conference (November 9-12 in San Francisco). Here’s the scoop: Developers who want to build scalable, cost-effective cloud-based solutions will be interested in this session. Learn about Melodeo’s client/server […]

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The AWS Blog: The First Five Years

I was checking out the archive for this blog and realized that I wrote my first post exactly five years ago! In that time I’ve written posts to introduce each of our new services. Here’s a quick recap of the highlights: We started out with the November 2004 introduction of the Amazon Simple Queue Service […]

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New EC2 High-Memory Instances

In many cases, scaling out (by launching additional instances) is the best way to bring additional CPU processing power and memory to bear on a problem, while also distributing network traffic across multiple NICs (Network Interface Controllers). Certain workloads, however, are better supported by scaling up with a more capacious instance. Examples of these workloads […]

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