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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 Certification for DevOps Engineers

As more companies are adopting cloud computing, they are also establishing DevOps practices within their organizations as a way to provide stable, secure, and predictable IT environments and increase IT efficiency. When I talk to our customers they tell me that they are looking for IT professionals with cloud computing expertise, with a special focus […]

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Elastic Beanstalk Update – Clone Environments, 1-Click IAM Role Creation, Periodic Worker Tasks

simplifies the process of deploying and scaling Java, .NET, PHP, Node.js, Python, Ruby, Go, and Docker web applications and services. Today we are making Elastic Beanstalk even more useful by adding three new features: Easy cloning of environments. 1-Click IAM role creation. Support for periodic worker tasks. Let’s take a look at each of these […]

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New Internet of Things (IoT) Hack Series at the AWS Loft – Sign up Now!

Are you familiar with the Internet of Things (IoT) concept? Compact, low-cost, Internet-connected devices are now embedded in cars, buildings, factories, appliances, and so forth. The devices collect light, weight, temperature, humidity, vibration, location, or pressure data and then forward it to another location for storage, processing, analysis, and action. New Challenges The low-cost nature […]

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New – Set Preferred Payment Currency for your AWS Account

With customers in 190 countries, AWS is truly a global phenomenon. Today we are making the AWS bill payment process more powerful, by adding support for credit card payments in eleven additional currencies. This support comes in addition to our existing support for US Dollars (USD). This will relieve your accounting department of the burden […]

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AWS Week in Review – February 9, 2015

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, February 9 We added from Financial Times, FreeCharge, Freshdesk, NuBank, and WebMotors. We launched Tagging for ElastiCache Clusters and Snapshots. AWS Evangelist Ian Massingham posted a new What is Cloud Computing Video. A post on the Stelligent Blog talked about Continuous Delivery […]

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New – Managed Policies for AWS Identity & Access Management

Many computer science problems can be solved, the experts like to say, by adding another level of indirection (this proposition is often referred to, with mock seriousness, as the Fundamental Theorem of Software Engineering). If you are currently using IAM, you already know that you can use user-based permissions to grant access to specific AWS […]

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Route 53 Update – Tagging, CloudTrail, One-Click Alarms, Visible Health Check Status

is a highly available and scalable Domain Name Service (DNS) web service. In a nutshell, it translates symbolic names such as aws.amazon.com into numerical IP addresses like 176.32.100.36. Today we are making Route 53 even more useful with the addition of four new features: Tagging of domains and hosted zones. API logging via CloudTrail. One-click […]

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Simplify Your DynamoDB Queries Using Secondary Index Scans

Let’s say you are building a data-intensive application. It might be for gaming, mobile, Internet of Things (IoT) or simply a modern web application.  You are customer-driven and you derive satisfaction from being able to rapidly respond to the ever-changing needs of your users. Their requirements are quickly evolving and the application needs to evolve […]

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AWS Config Update – New Regions, CloudTrail Support, ServiceNow

I first wrote about last fall as part of our burst of announcements that we made during in Las Vegas. At that time I discussed the dynamic nature of the AWS cloud and how organizations face new challenges with regard to asset tracking, inventory management, change management, and governance when they move their operations to […]

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