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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 – Cross-Account Access in the AWS Management Console

Many AWS customers use separate AWS accounts (usually in conjunction with Consolidated Billing) for their development and production resources. This separation allows them to cleanly separate different types of resources and can also provide some security benefits. Today we are making it easier for you to work productively within a multi-account (or multi-role) AWS environment […]

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New SQS Client Library for Java Messaging Service (JMS)

The Java Message Service (JMS) allows a pair of cooperating Java applications to create, send, receive, and read messages. The loosely coupled nature of JMS allows one part of the application to operate asynchronously with respect to the other. Until now, you needed to stand up, maintain, and scale a multi-instance (for high availability) JMS […]

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AWS GovCloud (US) Update – Glacier, VM Import, CloudTrail, and More

I am pleased to be able to announce a set of updates and additions to . We are making a number of new services available including , , and VM Import. We are also enhancing the with support for and the Service Limits Report. As you may know, is an isolated AWS Region designed to […]

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AWS Week in Review – December 29, 2014

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, December 29 AWS Community Hero Ben Whaley shared his EC2 Container Service Hands On. We released Amazon SQS Client Libraries for Java Messaging Service (JMS). The talked about Using the AWS Cloud for your next Unity 3D Game. A thought piece on the […]

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Welcome New AWS Community Heroes

Earlier this year we welcomed the first AWS Community Heroes. As I wrote at the time, these hard-working folks were selected for the program because they routinely deliver high-quality, impactful, developer-focused activities to the AWS Community. More Heroes Today I would like to welcome eight new heroes! Java developer Satoshi Yokota is the Founder & […]

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AWS Week in Review – December 23, 2014

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, December 22 We announced that now supports Lean and Flexible Configuration with Dynamic Fields. A post on the N2WS Blog reviewed EC2 Virtualization Options and the Move from PV to HVM. Weekend posts on AWS Advent talked about Exploring AWS Lambda and Using […]

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Amazon Zocalo Update – Shared Folder Syncing

is a fully managed file storage and sharing service. It provides secure, enterprise-ready storage and strong administrative controls, along with built-in feedback capabilities. Zocalo organizes content into folders and allows individual items and entire folders to be shared with other users. The Zocalo sync client runs on your Windows or Mac desktop and synchronizes your […]

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AWS Week in Review – December 15, 2014

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, December 15 We announced that AWS OpsWorks Supports Custom Shutdown Timeouts and Elastic Load Balancing Connection Draining. A cool post on the 2lemetry Technical Blog talked about Machine Learning With Amazon Lambda. A post on the Cloudability Blog introduced New Cloudability tools for […]

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