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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.

AWS RoboMaker – Develop, Test, Deploy, and Manage Intelligent Robotics Apps

I have wanted to build a robot for decades and now I have my chance! To me, the big challenge has always been the sheer number of different parts that need to connect and interoperate. Complex hardware, software, sensors, communication systems, and a “robot brain” must all work together in order for the robot to […]

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New AWS Resource Access Manager – Cross-Account Resource Sharing

As I have discussed in the past, our customers use multiple AWS accounts for many different reasons. Some of them use accounts to create administrative and billing boundaries; others use them to control the blast radius around any mistakes that they make. Even though all of this isolation is a net positive for our customers, […]

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New – Predictive Scaling for EC2, Powered by Machine Learning

When I look back on the history of AWS and think about the launches that truly signify the fundamentally dynamic, on-demand nature of the cloud, two stand out in my memory: the launch of Amazon EC2 in 2006 and the concurrent launch of CloudWatch Metrics, Auto Scaling, and Elastic Load Balancing in 2009. The first […]

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Amazon S3 Block Public Access – Another Layer of Protection for Your Accounts and Buckets

Newly created Amazon S3 buckets and objects are (and always have been) private and protected by default, with the option to use Access Control Lists (ACLs) and bucket policies to grant access to other AWS accounts or to public (anonymous) requests. The ACLs and policies give you lots of flexibility. You can grant permissions to […]

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New – Train Custom Document Classifiers with Amazon Comprehend

gives you the power to process natural-language text at scale (read my introductory post, Amazon Comprehend – Continuously Trained Natural Language Processing, to learn more). After launching late 2017 with support for English and Spanish, we have added customer-driven features including Asynchronous Batch Operations, Syntax Analysis, support for additional languages (French, German, Italian, and Portuguese), […]

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New – EC2 Auto Scaling Groups With Multiple Instance Types & Purchase Options

Earlier this year I told you about EC2 Fleet, an AWS building block that makes it easy for you to create fleets that are built from a combination of EC2 On-Demand, Reserved, and Spot Instances that span multiple EC2 instance types. In that post I showed you how to create a fleet and walked through […]

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