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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 Week in Review – December 14, 2015

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday December 14 We announced Encrypted EBS Boot Volumes. We updated the DynamoDB Backend for Titan to Version 1.0. We announced that Amazon RDS Now Supports Oracle Database Standard Edition Two (BYOL) and October 2015 PSU. The showed you how to Set up […]

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AWS Week in Review – December 7, 2015

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday December 7 We announced Instance Protection for Auto Scaling. We announced Encryption at Rest for Amazon Aurora. I published AWS Podcasts with Convox, FundersClub, Pachyderm, and Runscope. The announced the AWS SDK for .NET Refresh for ASP.NET 5. Botmetric shared 6 Important […]

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AWS Config Rules – Now Available in US East (Northern Virginia)

We announced AWS Config Rules (Dynamic Compliance Checking for Cloud Resources) at and made a preview available to interested customers. As I noted at the time, you can use these rules to verify that existing and newly launched AWS resources conform to your organization’s security guidelines and best practices without having to spend time manually […]

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New – AWS Cost and Usage Reports for Comprehensive and Customizable Reporting

Many of our customers have been asking us for data and tools to allow them to better understand and manage their AWS costs. New Reports Today we are introducing a set of new AWS Cost and Usage Reports that provide you with comprehensive data about products, pricing, and usage. The reports allow you to understand […]

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New – AWS Marketplace Support for Clusters and AWS Resources

is an online store that helps you to find, buy, and immediately start using a very wide variety of applications on AWS (some of the more popular categories are Network Infrastructure, Security, and Big Data). Up until now, running an application from was essentially equivalent to launching a single, self-contained Amazon EC2 instance. This was […]

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