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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 Resource Access Manager – Cross-Account Resource Sharing

As I have discussed in the past, our customers use multiple AWS accounts for many different reasons. Some of them use accounts to create administrative and billing boundaries; others use them to control the blast radius around any mistakes that they make. Even though all of this isolation is a net positive for our customers, […]

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New – Predictive Scaling for EC2, Powered by Machine Learning

When I look back on the history of AWS and think about the launches that truly signify the fundamentally dynamic, on-demand nature of the cloud, two stand out in my memory: the launch of Amazon EC2 in 2006 and the concurrent launch of CloudWatch Metrics, Auto Scaling, and Elastic Load Balancing in 2009. The first […]

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Some Unique Sessions at re:Invent 2018

We recently added three unique breakout sessions to the re:Invent Session Catalog and I want to make sure that you are aware of them. It’s rare for Distinguished Engineers like Peter Vosshall, Principal Engineers like Colm MacCarthaigh, and Directors and VPs responsible for entire AWS services to speak within a three day period. So, you […]

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Amazon S3 Block Public Access – Another Layer of Protection for Your Accounts and Buckets

Newly created Amazon S3 buckets and objects are (and always have been) private and protected by default, with the option to use Access Control Lists (ACLs) and bucket policies to grant access to other AWS accounts or to public (anonymous) requests. The ACLs and policies give you lots of flexibility. You can grant permissions to […]

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New – Train Custom Document Classifiers with Amazon Comprehend

gives you the power to process natural-language text at scale (read my introductory post, Amazon Comprehend – Continuously Trained Natural Language Processing, to learn more). After launching late 2017 with support for English and Spanish, we have added customer-driven features including Asynchronous Batch Operations, Syntax Analysis, support for additional languages (French, German, Italian, and Portuguese), […]

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AWS GovCloud (US-East) Now Open

Last year I told you that we were working on , an eastern US companion to the existing AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region that we launched in 2011. The new region is now open and ready to serve the needs of federal, state, and local government agencies, the IT contractors that serve them, and customers with […]

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