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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 – Use Tag Policies to Manage Tags Across Multiple AWS Accounts

Shortly after we launched EC2, customers started asking for ways to identify, classify, or categorize their instances. We launched tagging for EC2 instances and other EC2 resources way back in 2010, and have added support for many other resource types over the years. We added the ability to tag instances and EBS volumes at creation […]

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Welcome to AWS IoT Day – Eight Powerful New Features

Just as we did for the recent AWS Storage Day, we are making several pre-re:Invent announcements related to AWS IoT. Here’s what I’ve got for you today: Secure Tunneling – You can set up and use secure tunnels between devices, even if they are behind restrictive network firewalls. Configurable Endpoints – You can create multiple […]

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Welcome to AWS Storage Day

Everyone on the AWS team has been working non-stop to make sure that re:Invent 2019 is the biggest and best one yet. Way back in September, the entire team of AWS News Bloggers gathered in Seattle for a set of top-secret briefings. We listened to the teams, read their PRFAQs (Press Release + FAQ), and […]

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S3 Replication Update: Replication SLA, Metrics, and Events

S3 Cross-Region Replication has been around since early 2015 (new Cross-Region Replication for Amazon S3), and Same-Region Replication has been around for a couple of months. Replication is very easy to set up, and lets you use rules to specify that you want to copy objects from one S3 bucket to another one. The rules […]

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Amazon FSx For Windows File Server Update – Multi-AZ, & New Enterprise-Ready Features

Last year I told you about Amazon FSx for Windows File Server — Fast, Fully Managed, and Secure. That launch was well-received, and our customers (Neiman Marcus, Ancestry, Logicworks, and Qube Research & Technologies to name a few) are making great use of the service. They love the fact that they can access their shares […]

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In The Works – New AMD-Powered, Compute-Optimized EC2 Instances (C5a/C5ad)

We’re getting ready to give you even more power and even more choices when it comes to EC2 instances. We will soon launch C5a and C5ad instances powered by custom second-generation AMD EPYC “Rome” processors running at frequencies as high as 3.3 GHz. You will be able to use these compute-optimized instances to run your […]

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AWS Data Exchange – Find, Subscribe To, and Use Data Products

We live in a data-intensive, data-driven world! Organizations of all types collect, store, process, analyze data and use it to inform and improve their decision-making processes. The AWS Cloud is well-suited to all of these activities; it offers vast amounts of storage, access to any conceivable amount of compute power, and many different types of […]

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15 Years of AWS Blogging!

I wrote the first post (Welcome) to this blog exactly 15 years ago today. It is safe to say that I never thought that writing those introductory sentences would lead my career in such a new and ever -challenging dimension. This seems like as good of a time as any to document and share the […]

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