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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.

AWS Week in Review – November 3, 2014

Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, November 3 I discussed some Sweet Treats for DynamoDB Users. We launched SUSE SLES 12 AMIs for EC2. We announced an Amazon Zocalo Update – MFA, Sharable Links, Web Move, and the Ability to Decline Feedback. We announced that the AWS Storage Gateway […]

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AWS Direct Connect Double Jackpot – Las Vegas & re:Invent

makes it easy to establish a dedicated network connection from your premises to AWS. You can establish private connectivity between AWS and your datacenter, office, or colocation environment. This has the potential to reduce your data transfer costs, increase bandwidth throughput, and provide a more consistent network experience than Internet-based connections. Now in Las Vegas […]

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Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL Update – Read Replicas, 9.3.5 Support, Migration, Three New Extensions

My colleague Srikanth Deshpande of the team sent along a guest post in order to bring you up to date on the latest and greatest features added to Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL including Read Replications, data migration enhancements, and three new extensions. — Jeff; Read Replicas Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL now supports Read Replicas, a […]

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New – CloudTrail Integration with CloudWatch Logs; 2 Partner Solutions

As you may know, records API activity in your AWS account and delivers a log file with the recorded API activity to a designated S3 bucket (see my post, AWS CloudTrail – Capture AWS API Activity, for more info). Earlier this year we announced CloudWatch Logs and gave you the ability to store and monitor […]

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Amazon WorkSpaces Update – Value Bundle, Hardware Upgrade, and Office 2013

I’ve got some good news for administrators and users. We are introducing new Value bundles, upgrading the existing Standard bundles, and making Office 2013 available in the Plus bundles. This is the most recent in a series of feature releases for WorkSpaces that includes Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), zero client support, and the ability to create […]

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New DevOps Engineer Certification

Today we’re announcing a new AWS Certification for the AWS Certified DevOps Engineer – Professional. As you probably know, DevOps practices increase IT efficiency for your business, allowing you to respond more quickly to your customers by providing stable, secure, and predictable IT environments. As cloud computing becomes moves in to the mainstream, the demand […]

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Amazon Redshift Update – 4 New Features + 16 New SQL Commands & Functions

It is time for a brief update on , our fast, easy-to-use, petabyte-scale, cost-effective (as little as $1000 per Terabyte per year) data warehouse service. We have added resource tagging, better query management, enhancements to data load and unload, and 16 new SQL commands and functions. Let’s take a look at each of these new […]

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