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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 – Amazon Managed Blockchain – Create & Manage Scalable Blockchain Networks

Trust is a wonderful thing, and is the basis for almost every business and personal relationship or transaction. In some cases, trust is built up over an extended period of time, reinforced with each successful transaction and seen as an integral part of the relationship. In other situations, there’s no time to accumulate trust and […]

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The AWS DeepRacer League Virtual Circuit is Now Open – Train Your Model Today!

AWS DeepRacer is a 1/18th scale four-wheel drive car with a considerable amount of onboard hardware and software. Starting at re:Invent 2018 and continuing with the AWS Global Summits, you have the opportunity to get hands-on experience with a DeepRacer. At these events, you can train a model using reinforcement learning, and then race it […]

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Now Available – Elastic Fabric Adapter (EFA) for Tightly-Coupled HPC Workloads

We announced Elastic Fabric Adapter (EFA) at re:Invent 2018 and made it available in preview form at the time. During the preview, AWS customers put EFA through its paces on a variety of tightly-coupled HPC workloads, providing us with valuable feedback and helping us to fine-tune the final product. Now Available Today I am happy […]

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New – Query for AWS Regions, Endpoints, and More Using AWS Systems Manager Parameter Store

In response to requests from AWS customers, I have been asking our service teams to find ways to make information about our regions and services available programmatically. Today I am happy to announce that this information is available in the AWS Systems Manager Parameter Store, and that you can easily access it from your scripts […]

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AWS re:Inforce 2019 – Security, Identity, and Compliance

AWS re:Inforce, our new conference dedicated to cloud security, opens in Boston on June 25th. We’re expecting about 8,000 attendees, making this bigger than the first re:Invent! Just like re:Invent, re:Inforce is a learning conference for builders. With over 300 breakout sessions (intermediate, advanced, and expert) spanning four tracks and a virtual Capture The Flag […]

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In the Works – AWS Region in Indonesia

Last year we launched two new AWS Regions—a second GovCloud Region in the United States, and our first Nordic Region in Sweden—and we announced that we are working on regions in Cape Town, South Africa the Middle East (Bahrain), and Milan, Italy. Jakarta in the Future Today, I am happy to announce that we are […]

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New – Advanced Request Routing for AWS Application Load Balancers

AWS Application Load Balancers have been around since the summer of 2016! They support content-based routing, work well for serverless & container-based applications, and are highly scalable. Many AWS customers are using the existing host and path-based routing to power their HTTP and HTTPS applications, while also taking advantage of other ALB features such as […]

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