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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 Training to Help You Prepare for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate Exam

My colleague Janna Pellegrino sent me a guest post to introduce some new materials to help you to prepare for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect exam! — Jeff; Are you planning to take the AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate exam?  We now have a new half-day workshop to help you prepare.  Designed to complement […]

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AWS Week in Review – January 12, 2015

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, January 12 We released version 0.0.18 of cfncluster; see the CHANGELOG for more information and be sure to read the new cfncluster documentation. Lambdaws cloudifies any JavaScript function for use with . a post on the discussed DynamoDB Provisioning – Simple, Flexible, […]

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New – Auto Recovery for Amazon EC2

An important rule when building a highly available and highly reliable system is to design for failure. In other words, your design model should assume that, as Amazon CTO Werner Vogels has said, “everything fails all the time.” Fortunately, modern data centers, networks, and servers are highly reliable, and failures are the exception rather than […]

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AWS Week in Review – January 5, 2015

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, January 5 We announced that you can now Import AWS Data Pipeline Definitions in the AWS Management Console. We announced the availability of EC2 Spot Instance Termination Notices. We made an AWS GovCloud (US) Update – Glacier, VM Import, CloudTrail, and More. […]

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Data Encryption Made Easier – New Encryption Options for Amazon RDS

Encryption of stored data (often referred to as “data at rest”) is an important part of any data protection plan. Today we are making it easier for you to encrypt data at rest in database instances running MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Oracle Database. Before today’s release you had the following options for encryption of data at […]

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ClassicLink – Private Communication Between Classic EC2 Instances & VPC Resources

lets you create and run a logically isolated section of the . Running within a VPC combines the benefits of the cloud with the flexibility of a network topology designed to fit the unique needs of your in-house IT department. For example: Isolation – You can create a network and exercise fine-grained control over internal […]

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