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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 Config Update – New Managed Rules to Secure S3 Buckets

captures the state of your AWS resources and the relationships between them. Among other features, it allows you to select a resource and then view a timeline of configuration changes that affect the resource (read Track AWS Resource Relationships With AWS Config to learn more). AWS Config rules extends Config with a powerful rule system, […]

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AWS Migration Hub – Plan & Track Enterprise Application Migration

About once a week, I speak to current and potential AWS customers in our Seattle Executive Briefing Center. While I generally focus on our innovation process, we sometimes discuss other topics, including application migration. When enterprises decide to migrate their application portfolios they want to do it in a structured, orderly fashion. These portfolios typically […]

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Get Ready for AWS re:Invent 2017

With just 110 days left until November 27, 2017, my colleagues and I are working hard to get ready for re:Invent 2017. I have not yet started on my blog posts or on any new LEGO creations, but I have taken a look at a very preliminary list of launches and am already gearing up […]

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New – High-Resolution Custom Metrics and Alarms for Amazon CloudWatch

has been an important part of AWS since early 2009! Launched as part of a three-pack that also included and , CloudWatch has evolved into a very powerful monitoring service for AWS resources and the applications that you run on the . CloudWatch custom metrics (launched way back in 2011) allow you to store business […]

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Now Available: Three New AWS Specialty Training Courses

AWS Training allows you to learn from the experts so you can advance your knowledge with practical skills and get more out of the . Today I am happy to announce that three of our most popular training bootcamps (a staple at and ) are becoming part of our permanent instructor-led training portfolio: Building a […]

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New – GPU-Powered Streaming Instances for Amazon AppStream 2.0

We launched Amazon AppStream 2.0 at re:Invent 2016. This application streaming service allows you to deliver Windows applications to a desktop browser. AppStream 2.0 is fully managed and provides consistent, scalable performance by running applications on general purpose, compute optimized, and memory optimized streaming instances, with delivery via NICE DCV – a secure, high-fidelity streaming […]

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Use CloudFormation StackSets to Provision Resources Across Multiple AWS Accounts and Regions

helps AWS customers implement an Infrastructure as Code model. Instead of setting up their environments and applications by hand, they build a template and use it to create all of the necessary resources, collectively known as a CloudFormation stack. This model removes opportunities for manual error, increases efficiency, and ensures consistent configurations over time. Today […]

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AWS HIPAA Eligibility Update (July 2017) – Eight Additional Services

It is time for an update on our on-going effort to make AWS a great host for healthcare and life sciences applications. As you can see from our Health Customer Stories page, Philips, VergeHealth, and Cambia (to choose a few) trust AWS with Protected Health Information (PHI) and Personally Identifying Information (PII) as part of […]

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Lambda@Edge – Intelligent Processing of HTTP Requests at the Edge

Late last year I announced a preview of and talked about how you could use it to intelligently process HTTP requests at locations that are close (latency-wise) to your customers. Developers who applied and gained access to the preview have been making good use of it, and have provided us with plenty of very helpful […]

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New – Next-Generation GPU-Powered EC2 Instances (G3)

I first wrote about the benefits of GPU-powered computing in 2013 when we launched the G2 instance type. Since that launch, AWS customers have used the G2 instances to deliver high performance graphics to mobile devices, TV sets, and desktops. Today we are taking a step forward and launching the G3 instance type. Powered by […]

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