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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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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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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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