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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 – 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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New – Managed NAT (Network Address Translation) Gateway for AWS

You can use to create a logically isolated section of the AWS Cloud. Within the VPC, you can define your desired IP address range, create subnets, configure route tables, and so forth. You can also use a virtual private gateway to connect the VPC to your existing on-premises network using a hardware Virtual Private Network […]

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EC2 Update – T2.Nano Instances Now Available

We announced the t2.nano instances earlier this year. Like their larger siblings (t2.micro, t2.small, t2.medium, and t2.large), these instances provide a baseline level of processing power, along with the ability to save up unused cycles and use them when the need arises. As I noted in my earlier post (New T2.Large Instances), this model has […]

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New – Encrypted EBS Boot Volumes

Encryption is an important part of any data protection strategy. Over the past year or two, we have introduced many features that are designed to simplify the task of storing your cloud-based information in encrypted form. Many of these features make use of the AWS Key Management Service (KMS); here are some of the more […]

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AWS Week in Review – November 30, 2015

I was super-double-extra busy last week and did not have time to assemble the Week in Review as usual. I’m playing catch-up now! Monday November 30 We announced an AWS Certification Update – ISO 27017. The announced that Big Data AWS Training Course Gets Big Update. Cloudyn shared Top 7 Cloud Influencers You Need to […]

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