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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 Podcasts – Aerobatic, Aire, Prairie Cloud, and Osper

After some experimentation, I am now somewhat proficient at recording podcasts remotely! In fact, three of the four podcasts below were recorded over Skype with the aid of Zencastr. This time around, I spoke with representatives of Aerobatic, Aire, Prairie Cloud, and Osper. As usual, the “Episode” links go directly to the audio files. Episode […]

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AWS Week in Review – December 21, 2015

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday December 21 We announced that the EC2 Container Registry is Now Generally Available. The showed how Students Use AWS to Predict Ebola Outbreaks. The noted that AWS ISO 27001 Certification Increases Total In-Scope Services to 33. We updated the AWS SDK for […]

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New – Launch Amazon EMR Clusters in Private Subnets

My colleague Jon Fritz wrote the guest post below to introduce you to an important new feature for . — Jeff; Today we are announcing that Amazon EMR now supports launching clusters in Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) private subnets, allowing you to quickly, cost-effectively, and securely create fully configured clusters with Hadoop ecosystem applications, […]

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AWS Podcasts – JAWS, Muterra, Betabrand, and DubSmash

Here’s the final batch of interviews that I recorded on Tuesday, September 1 at the AWS Loft in San Francisco as part of the Intel Startup Spotlight for the . Episode 122 was recorded remotely (a first for me). I spoke with representatives from JAWS, Muterra, Betabrand, and DubSmash. As usual, the “Episode” links go […]

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EC2 Container Registry – Now Generally Available

My colleague Andrew Thomas wrote the guest post below to introduce you to the new EC2 Container Registry! — Jeff; I am happy to announce that Amazon EC2 Container Registry (ECR) is now generally available! Amazon ECR is a fully-managed Docker container registry that makes it easy for developers to store, manage, and deploy Docker […]

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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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AWS IoT – Now Generally Available

A few months ago, I wrote about (see AWS IoT – Cloud Services for Connected Devices) and talked about how we are working to make sure that AWS is well-equipped to support many different types of IoT devices and applications. At that time we launched in beta form and invited interested developers to sign up […]

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